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Burkina Faso: Nationwide strike and protests November 29 /update 1

Unions call for a nationwide strike and protests on November 29 to denounce fuel price hike; avoid all gatherings

29 nov. 08h20 UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 29/11/2018, 12h00 until 30/11/2018, 11h59 (Africa/Ouagadougou). COUNTRY/REGION Ouagadougou
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Event

Unions and civil society groups have called for a nationwide general strike and protest marches to take place across the country on Thursday, November 29, to denounce a recent hike in fuel prices. In the capital Ouagadougou, protesters are expected to gather at Bourse du Travail and march to the Ministry of Commerce via Avenue de la Nation. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected along any march route. Clashes between demonstrators and security forces cannot be ruled out.

Context

Since November 9, the price of fuel has risen by 12 percent. This, according to the government, is due to various factors, including increased prices in the global market, financial difficulties at the national fuel company, and the necessity to raise revenues to finance the war against terrorism.

Advice

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

 

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