Burkina Faso holds election amid jihadist threat

Burkina Faso is holding an election in which some 400 000 would-be voters were unable to register because of a jihadist insurgency.

President Roch marc Christian Kaboré, who has governed Burkina Faso since 2015, is seeking a second term in office.

His main challengers are opposition UPC leader Zéphirin Diabré, and Eddie Komboïgo, standing for the CPD party of former president, Blaise Compaoré.

Brutal attacks have forced more than one million civilians from their homes in the past two years.

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