#SoundOff: Terrorism In Burkina Faso, By Mohammad Alshereda (READ)

#SoundOff: Terrorism In Burkina Faso, By Mohammad Alshereda (READ)

By Opinions | The Trent on July 24, 2020
Mohammad Alshereda Burkina Faso CHAD
Mohammad Alshereda

Africa has become the continent of civil war for decades and it is all because of the race to power between militias. Burkina Faso is a clear example for that.

Burkina Faso has been under the rule of Blaise Compaoré for 27 years from 1987 till 2014 when the Burkinabé uprising happened. It seems that people never forgot how he came to power.

In 2020 Burkina Faso are suffering from terrorist attacks from jihadists that left many people killed. They attack even schools and that is not what Islam teaches.

Burkina Faso
A soldier across the street from Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on January 17, 2016, after security forces retook the hotel from al-Qaeda fighters who seized it in an assault that killed two dozen people from eighteen different countries. | Joe Penney/Reuters

Burkinabé people should unite and decide what is best for them and their country because this current situation is not at all promising. Poverty and famine are very easy to see in some areas. The UNICEF is doing what it can to help.

Huge efforts need to be made in order to bring about peace in Burkina Faso. Without peace, there can be no future for any nation.

My message to the Burkinabé people:

“Unite and stop the conflicts. Your country needs peace now more than ever. If you can’t help yourselves, nobody can help you. It is your country. It is your future”.

Mohammad Alshereda is a Kuwaiti sociologist who is an international advocate of peace. He is an active writer who publishes articles about peace and promotes the end of violence in the world. He can be reached on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/englishkuwaiti/

The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. 


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