Authorities in Burkina Faso have announced presidential and parliamentary elections will be held on 22 November. The announcement was made Wednesday at the end of a Council of Ministers meeting held at the Kosyam presidential palace in the capital Ouagadougou.
So how prepared really is the west african country for this especially in light of the insecurity issues being experienced in some parts of the country?
But while many may argue the authorities have time to deal with the issues, the issues and nature of rising insecurity do not pertain to Burkina Faso alone. Mali, Nigeria, Cameroon, DRC, Kenya, Libya and other countries on the country are experiencing what could be described as a terribly fair share of the surge in jihadist or terrorism activities and rebel- led insurgencies.
The 33rd session of the AU summit opens on Sunday in Addis Ababa. Leaders and Heads of govts would hold talks aimed at providing measures to silence the guns this year and create the enabling environment for development on the continent.
Ivorian journalist and writer Seddik Abba gives us some perspectives on what to expect.