From the Document: "On January 24, 2022, military officers ousted President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré--the first head of state in Burkina Faso to have entered office via elections--amid a worsening security and humanitarian crisis. The military's actions came amid rising tensions over the government's inability to stem Islamist insurgent attacks, and followed coups in Mali and Guinea. Regional and Western leaders have struggled to respond to the spread of conflicts in the Sahel region and democratic backsliding. Donors have also raised concerns with the recent arrival of Russian military contractors in Mali; some in Burkina Faso have called for increased Russian security assistance."
CRS In Focus, IF10434
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