In Madagascar, while the actual political context differs from that of the crisis and violence recorded in 2009, challenges and actors remain the same as then; the people’s expectations also it seems. The results of the first round of the presidential elections held last month augur a continuity of the 2009 crisis and thus calls for vigilance.
For two years now, Burkina Faso has been facing a rise in the number of terrorist attacks in the North, especially around its borders with Niger and Mali. Now, the attacks have spread to the eastern part of the country, killing many civilians and soldiers of the Defense and Security Forces (FDS).
Many acts of desecration of places of worship occurred in Togo, in a context of ECOWAS-led post-August 2017 crisis political dialogue. In a context not yet completely relaxed, it is necessary for the Togolese authorities to avoid the religious issue to be part of the security problems. They will do so by showing firmness and impartiality in the management of these desecration cases.