Thousands of electoral observers will be deployed in Burkina Faso by Codel, a grouping of civil society organisations, to monitor elections scheduled for this weekend. The elections were temporarily derailed by a failed coup attempt in September.

As reported by RFI, a French current affairs radio station that broadcasts worldwide, the polls are seen as key to the country’s transition to democracy following last year’s ousting of strongman Blaire Compaore.

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