The following report highlights major news developments in politics and security in Burkina Faso on 16 February. The report focused on the inauguration of junta leader Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba as Burkina Faso’s transition president, calls by political parties for a transition period of no more than 24 months, a call by former minister of reconciliation for more EU’s involvement in counterterrorism in the Sahel region, and social media trends. The report includes background information to add context where needed.

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