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EU condolences to Burkina Faso

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, a terrorist attack caused the death of 37 people and 60 wounded in Burkina Faso.


“The European Union expresses its condolences to the families of the victims and its solidarity with the Burkinabè people, now almost daily bereaved by attacks on civilians, the defense and security forces, but also the symbols of the authority of the State, as evidenced by the murder of the Mayor of the commune of Djibo and his companions on November 3rd.

“These attacks fuel a spiral of violence that causes large population displacement, undermines national cohesion and hampers development. The European Union renews its support for the Government of Burkina Faso, which currently holds the presidency of G5 Sahel. The European Union, together with its Member States, remains more than ever committed to the Burkinabe authorities and people, as well as to all the countries of the region, to respond in a coordinated manner to the current challenges of security, stability and development in the region. Sahel.”


Semafo, the Canadian gold mining company said in an earlier statement that the attack on a convoy of five buses with a military escort took place on the road to its Boungou mine in the eastern region of Est, about 40km (25 miles) from Boungou.

Kenya attempts to deport an opposition politician

Kenyan authorities have detained and are attempted to deport an opposition politician Miguna Miguna, who also holds Canadian nationality, in defiance of a court order letting him enter the country, his lawyer  said on Tuesday (27.03.2018).

A statement, the Immigration department issued on the occasion, said Miguna automatically lost his Kenyan citizenship when he received a Canadian passport, as the country does not allow dual citizenship.

“To enable Miguna regularise his citizenship status, the department has this morning dispatched the requisite application forms to the JKIA for [him] to fill [them]  for processing,” the department said on Tuesday (27.03.2018).

Miguna spent his night at the Airport departure lounge  after refusing to fly to Dubai.

Expulsion of Miguna Miguna was followed by many on TV, and raised a whirlwind of emotions.

Miguna Miguna has to reapply for the Kenyan citizenship relinquished in 1998, the immigration department now says.

The self-proclaimed NRM General was denied entry into Kenya after returning from Canada to where he was deported on February 6.