Burkina Faso: Military Takes Over Government

In this news article that I read, there has been many riots in the capital of Burkina Faso due to the fact that there has been a new military leader that no one likes. To further exasperate this situation, the president of the state resigned, making the military leader in charge of the government. People are rioting because they don't think that the military is capable to control an entire state, let alone the government.

Citation: "Burkina Faso's Uprising Part of an Ongoing Wave of African Protests." Washington Post. The Washington Post, n.d. Web. 01 May 2015.

Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/11/02/burkina-fasos-uprising-part-of-an-ongoing-wave-of-african-protests/

Opponents, Causes, and Solutions

In this case, the military is the opponent because the riots and protests were based on how to prevent the military from controlling the government in Burkina Faso. There are no other countries being involved with this because this particular situation is what is happening within Burkina Faso. The cause of the uproar was when the president resigned from the government and when the new military official took over. By looking at the components of Just War Theory and trying to relate that with this particular situation, we can say that the people can protest and even cause another fight because they are fighting for a just cause. If the community isn't happy about their new leader and if peaceful protests aren't helping, their last resort would be to fight. This problem is trying to be resolved by police forces trying to contain the rapid and more aggressive protesters. Other ways that this news has traveled throughout the world within media are through tweets and various news sights such as BBC News.

Map of Burkina Faso