Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Police-army tension in Burkina

Often times, what's left unsaid is far more tantalizing that what's actually said.

Take the title of this news article: Burkina police and army in truce.

The BBC reports that Clashes between police and soldiers in Burkina Faso that led to five deaths in the past week have ended as both sides' officers agreed to halt hostilities.

Apparently, the fighting began Christmas week after a soldier was killed during a brawl with police.

Makes you wonder if something is brewing behind the scenes.


Update: The Burkinabé weekly L'Opinion has thorough coverage (in French) of the events. It suggests a rampage by young soldiers.

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