EU Calls for Investigation Into Burkina Faso ‘Massacre

Sudan Events – Sumaya Sayed 

The EU on called for an investigation into a “massacre” in Burkina Faso Sunday in which around 100 people were believed killed.

“Around 100 civilians, including women and children, were believed had been killed in a massacre in the village of Zaongo” several days ago in the central east of Burkina Faso, a spokesperson for EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said in a statement.

“The European Union called on the transition authorities to shed light on the circumstances of these killings to bring accountability.”

Jeune Afrique, a news magazine focused on Africa, said the mass killing was carried out on November 6 by unidentified assailants.

Social media posts in Burkina Faso have shown pictures of corpses of women and children said to have been Zaongo residents.

The head of African Affairs at the US State Department, Molly Phee, on Friday said on X, formerly Twitter, that she was “shocked and saddened” by the news of the massacre.

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