It Only Took Two Years for Burkina Faso to Become Dangerous

It Only Took Two Years for Burkina Faso to Become Dangerous

(Bloomberg) -- Once considered a safe tourist destination in West Africa and famed for its annual film festival, Burkina Faso is under serious threat and most regions should be avoided by travelers, according to the French Foreign Ministry. A Canadian mining executive was kidnapped and shot dead last month, and a Canadian-Italian couple has been missing since mid-December. A surge in Islamist militant attacks eerily similar to those that have killed hundreds in neighboring Mali has prompted a government reshuffle, the appointment of a new army chief and a state of emergency in the most threatened regions.

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