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Burkina Faso lifts 5-month curfew

Burkina Faso lifts 5-month curfew

Burkina Faso

The government in Burkina Faso has lifted a curfew that had been in place since September last year.

“From today January 25, the curfew is lifted across the entire country. This takes effect from tonight,” said in a statement issued by the government.

However, the government asked the people of the country to remain vigilant.

The curfew had been imposed on September 17, 2015 following the aftermath of a military coup that briefly ousted the transitional government established after the fall of President Blaise Compaoré

The recently elected government of President Marc Christian Kabore also imposed a two day curfew after the jihadist attacks of 15 January in the west African state, that left 30 people dead and 71 others injured.