See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

Assassination Attempt Against Burkina Faso President

Romuald Tuina (also spelled Tuyna) an ex-deserted soldier was killed after he opened fire  [fr] on the office of the president of Burkina Faso Blaise Campaoré, Mathieu Somda reports. Tuina was in uniform when he tried to enter the presidential palace. He then shot the light down in the palace by firing at the central generator before he was gunned down by security guards. It is still unclear whether Tuina was acting alone out of revenge or had ulterior motives.

Mug shot of Romuald Tuina after he tried to rub a bank in 2012 via paalga with permission

Mug shot of Romuald Tuina after he tried to rob a bank in 2012 via paalga with permission

Our work building bridges across cultures, languages and perspectives is more urgent than ever before.

Learn more about Global Voices »

Donate now

Close