L’enjeu Ouest- Africain De La Securite Au Burkina Faso

  • Bertin G. Kadet Enseignant Chercheur, ENS, Abidjan

Abstract

This study addresses the issue of military violence affecting security in Burkina Faso and its implications in the West African geopolitics. Studies on the political and economic history of this country and surveys on recent proceedings in Burkina reveal that in this country, the security front has for several years been marked by state violence. For nearly half a century (1966- 2014), the military have seized state power and used the regular army of the country at the expense of the people and also towards destabilizing neighboring countries. With the just-ended political transition, the advent of a civil regime in this country in November 2015 could be a driver of peace and security at the national and regional levels only if the ruling Burkinabe authorities embark on institutional reforms that will pave the way to participatory democracy, and if public action is channeled as a matter of priority into human development.

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Published
2016-03-30
How to Cite
Kadet, B. G. (2016). L’enjeu Ouest- Africain De La Securite Au Burkina Faso. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 12(8), 366. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2016.v12n8p366