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08 Aug 2019 | 08:53 PM UTC

Burkina Faso: Miners clash with security guards at Youga mine (Boulgou province) August 8

Burkina Faso News Alert

Miners clash with security at Youga mine (Boulgou province, Centre-Est region) August 8; similar protests and clashes likely over the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/8/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/10/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Ouagadougou). COUNTRY/REGION Boulgou province


Local media sources indicate on Thursday, August 8, that miners clashed with security guards at the Youga gold mine (Boulgou province, Centre-Est region), resulting in several casualties. The clashes came after a mine security officer reportedly killed a miner. Further details are still emerging.

Similar protests and clashes are to be expected at the mine over the coming days.


Individuals in Bouglou province are advised to monitor developments, avoid the vicinity of the mine and all related demonstrations, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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