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In West Africa, there is growing concern that jihadist violence in Mali and Burkina Faso and its repercussions are increasingly being felt in neighboring countries. The crisis has displaced more than two million people in Burkina Faso, with many of them now fleeing south to Ghana as the attacks continue. DW’s Maxwell Suuk visited a camp hosting the refugees close to the border. And as the displaced Burkinabe people ponder their futures, there are similar questions about the insecurity in Mali, which is the epicenter of this crisis. For a decade, jihadi groups have carried out frequent attacks destabilizing the central and northern regions of the country. Even interventions by foreign armies have failed to put an end to the threat. Following a 2020 military coup in Mali, relations with western partners have crumbled. The new junta embraced Russia, France has withdrawn its troops after nine years in the West African country, and the future of the UN peacekeeping mission, Minusma, is now under threat with major troop contributors like Germany rethinking their involvement.