In 2021, Burkina Faso experienced a record year of conflict and replaced Mali as the epicenter of Sahel terrorism.
Benin, a coastal state, is believed to be targeted by jihadi rebels to keep supply lines open and recruit more people.
Militants linked to al-Qaeda and ISIS began initiating violent attacks in Burkina Faso, starting in 2015.
Al-Qaeda affiliates killed over 135 civilians over the course of two nights in June 2021.
On Monday, March 22, suspected jihadists killed thirteen soldiers in eastern Burkina Faso
A total of 40 animators and group leaders shared their concerns and hopes during a meeting in Niamey in this month of March.
A jihadist uprising has plagued the country as well as the rest of Africa’s Sahel region since 2015.
In August of last year, two nuns were shot and killed in cold blood by jihadists while driving along South Sudan.
While Burkina Faso was once seen as a harmonious nation of religious tolerance, a jihadist uprising has plagued the country.