Burkina Faso is a tiny West African nation that we have been following at Shoebat.com for the small Sahel nation has seen tremendous violence over the last two years that have turned the country, as the UK Guardian reports, from one of Africa’s most hopeful nations into one of the most violence ravaged.
Armed groups, including some aligned with al-Qaida and Islamic State, are waging a campaign of indiscriminate killing that has driven soldiers, teachers, health workers and other symbols of the state from vast swathes of the country’s borders.
“We are at a point now where the very existence of the country is at stake,” says Zéphirin Diabré, the leader of the opposition party Union for Progress and Reform.
“Officially, there is no location that has fallen to the terrorists,” says Jacob Yarabatioula, a sociologist at the University of Ouagadougou researching the violence. “But in reality, there are places at the extreme borders with Mali where you have no signs of the administration. No police, no gendarmerie, no defence forces, no schools. Those places are in a sense controlled by the terrorists.”
In the past year, attacks on civilians have surged, triggering a tenfold increase in displaced people, whose numbers rival those of Syrians from Idlib and Myanmar’s Rohingya. According to official records, nearly 800,000 Burkinabè people had fled their homes as of 29 February. But not all are being registered, and aid groups say the real number is far greater. (source)
Our concern that we have with Burkina Faso is due to the tremendous displacement of persons that has happened within her, she is a prime source of people for migration. Americans may speak of economic displacement by a virus, but in the case of Burkina Faso, the whole nation has been swallowed up in waves of terrorism and indiscriminate violence against innocent people. Given how the 2016 refugee crisis, which you can read about in our archives, was found to be not a mere “migration,” but a population transfer funded by the governments of America and Europe, and that it was the violence incited in Africa and the Middle East that caused it to pass, and considering how news and think tanks have been reporting about contemporary humanitarian conditions similar to those of five years ago in the same regions causing the same events to happen again, one cannot help but ask if Burkina Faso will be epicenter of the next “migrant wave” to Europe, but this time from Africa instead of parts Syria and Turkey.
There are almost three quarters of a million displaced persons in Burkina Faso who are potential migrations. According to the International Christian Concern, all of them are at a very high risk for the COVID-19 Coronavirus.
Now, with the rise of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, Burkina Faso’s IDPs are particularly at risk. Burkina Faso already has the most positive cases of the disease in West Africa, and had the first reported case of death from the virus in Africa. Now the large displaced population could face devastation from the disease. (source)
The pattern has been seen before.
Right now in Europe, there are nationalists calling for measures to be taken against refugees from Syria, who are fleeing violence, and saying that they are infected with COVID-19.
It does not matter if they are actually infected or not. What matters in the perception.
The concern that we have here is a repeat of 2016, except while the previous refugee waves came from Eritrea and parts of Senegal, there could be another wave, this time from Burkina Faso, and much larger than the one in 2016.
Watch very carefully what happens in that nation, because she may become the next major source of migrants by way of Spain and in some cases, across the Mediterranean Sea to France.
However, our warning as noted before stands true. While there is much violence, the refugees should not go to Europe because they are being used as geopolitical pawn in a power game to advance the conditions for a major war and eugenics.
This is not about being “invaded,” and it is not about “disease”, but using racism to justify a return to violence and expansionist policies that were warned about my many people, including Bernard Connolly in 2009 saying the Europe would seek to use global crises to assert her place in the world again.