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Burkina Faso

9 March 2020

New Humanitarian

KOUPELA, Burkina Faso Tirog Seydou wants his government to do a better job at fighting the extremist groups that are plaguing his country and encroaching on his town. But the 42-year-old trader from Burkina Faso worries that a new scheme to provide civilians with weapons is no answer to the well-armed militants. "It's better to invest in the army than militia," said Seydou, seated at a restaurant in Koupela, a town in the country's Center-East region. Passed by... (

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