Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore fired his prime minister on Wednesday amid an escalating security crisis that has killed thousands and led to street protests calling for him to go.
The country, one of West Africa’s poorest, has been beset by attacks carried out by groups linked to al-Qaeda and ISIL (ISIS) since 2016, killing 2,000 people and forcing more than one million people to flee their homes.
Anger has spilled over since an attack by an al-Qaeda-affiliated group last month in which 49 military police officers and four civilians were killed, putting pressure on Kabore to make changes,
He has already reshuffled his army leadership.
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