Civil unrest in Burkina Faso

After presidential security forces began protesting and looting in the capital because of unpaid allowances, hundreds of shop keepers demonstrated to protest the soldiers' looting by setting fire to the headquarters of the country's ruling party. The National Assembly, the trade ministry and other public buildings in the capital were attacked. Soldiers have robbed hotels and were continuing to loot shops and steal cars.

Travellers to Burkina Faso should exercise caution and avoid all demonstrations since they can become violent quickly. Due to the unpredictability of the situation, several countries are advising their citizens to avoid all unnecessary travel to this country.

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