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Burkina Faso Film Festival Fespaco Defies Islamist Menace

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On the dusty streets of Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou soldiers searched visitors to the pan-African Fespaco film festival on Thursday night after they'd emptied their pockets and passed through a metal detector. Close by a soldier manned a heavy machinegun mounted to the back of a military pick-up.

Other international events in West Africa, including the Paris-Dakar Rally and Mali's Festival in the Desert music event, have been relocated or cancelled due to the threat...

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