Burkina Faso To Strengthen Anti-Terrorism Laws With Focus On Central Investigation And Prosecution Organ

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Barely a fortnight since a deadly attack in Burkina Faso that left at least 30 people dead ;in the country’s capital Ouagadougou the county’s top brass have meet to reinforce the country’s legal and security framework

The framework will give an outline that reinforces the judicial system to facilitate the apprehension and sentencing of terrorism suspects.


The January 15th attack in Ouagadougou presented Burkina Faso with areality check of the imminent dangers posed by terrorism in a country that has never experienced large scale terrorism. The attack left at least 15 people dead, scores injured and infrastructure damage.

The top judicial officials held a meeting that seeks to reinforce the Burkina Faso’s legal framework to enable the apprehension and prosecution of terrorism suspects.

Burkina Faso which has very close ties to France which has been the target of major ISIS attacks has beefed up its security to include provisions for counterterrorism and radicalization.

Some of the solutions presented include forming a special organ to investigate and prosecute terrorism suspects and stringent laws to guide the same process.

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