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16 Jan 2019 | 02:23 PM UTC

Burkina Faso: Police officers stage nationwide strike January 14-16

Burkina Faso News Alert

Police officers stage nationwide strike January 14-16 to protest killing of two police officers in Nafona

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/16/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/18/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Ouagadougou). COUNTRY/REGION Burkina Faso


Unions representing police officers throughout Burkina Faso have organized a 72-hour strike from Monday, January 14, through Wednesday, January 16. The strike has been organized to protest the killing of two police officers in the village of Nafona (Comoé province) on Saturday, January 12. Further strikes and associated demonstrations are possible in the coming days.  


Individuals present in Burkina Faso are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid protests as a precaution, and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities.


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