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12 Dec 2019 | 07:36 AM UTC

Burkina Faso: Commemorative gathering scheduled in Ouagadougou December 13

Civil society groups are calling for a commemorative gathering in Ouagadougou on December 13; heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions expected

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Event

Civil society groups have called for a gathering in Ouagadougou on Friday, December 13, to commemorate and demand justice over the assassination of journalist Norbert Zongo in 1998. Participants plan to gather at 09:00 (local time) between Place de la Nation and the Bourse du Travail.

A heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions are expected near the gathering.  

Advice

Individuals in Ouagadougou are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all political demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence, and refrain from discussing political topics in public or on social media.