Election observers ready for polls in Burkina Faso

EPA/AHMED YEMPABOU

A soldier of the Burkina Faso army mans a weapon on top of an armoured vehicle patroling outside the barracks of the Presidential Security Regiment (RSP) known as Naba Koom in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 01 October 2015.

Election observers ready for polls in Burkina Faso


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.

“We’re living in a very extraordin...


This story is part of New Europe's Premium content.

To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In from the ↑ Top of the Page ↑
new europe join now