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Nine soldiers among 15 killed in Burkina Faso’s north

April 25, 2022 11:42 am

Two military detachments, in Gaskinde and Pobe Mengao in Soum province in the Sahel region were hit by “terrorists” Sunday morning, wounding more than two dozen people.

Burkina Faso appoints interim government after January coup

March 06, 2022 11:28 am

The new government of 25 ministers includes Defence Minister General Barthelemy Simpore, who has retained the position he held under Kabore, according to the decree.

Five African countries. Six coups. Why now?

January 29, 2022 2:55 pm

🔴 In the past 18 months, military leaders have toppled the governments of Mali, Chad, Guinea, Sudan and Burkina Faso.

After coup in Burkina Faso, protesters turn to Russia for help

January 26, 2022 1:07 pm

On Tuesday, the U.S. Africa Command confirmed that Damiba participated in numerous U.S. military courses and exercises between 2010 and 2020, joining a long list of African coup leaders who received U.S. military training.

Burkina Faso army deposes president in West Africa's latest coup

January 25, 2022 8:56 am

🔴 Army putsches have toppled governments over the past 18 months in Mali and Guinea.

Death toll in Burkina Faso security force attack rises to 32

November 16, 2021 10:46 am

While the death toll remains provisional, it's the largest recorded loss on Burkina Faso's security forces during a single attack, said Heni Nsaibia, senior researcher at the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project.

Armed group kills seven police officers in northern Burkina Faso

November 13, 2021 10:58 am

Search operations are underway to track down the assailants, according to a statement.

Colombian nun kidnapped in Mali in 2017 is freed

October 10, 2021 9:23 am

Gloria Narvaez was kidnapped in February 2017 near Mali's border with Burkina Faso.

Is the Geneva Refugee Convention living up to the times?

August 23, 2021 9:22 pm

As the UN document turns 70 years old, experts say there is a lack of political will to implement the rights of refugees under the agreement. Countries in Africa are already moving beyond it.

Jihadi rebels kill 30 in north Burkina Faso, says official

August 06, 2021 9:01 am

The civilians were killed at midday and the military and volunteers were ambushed four hours later after being detached to secure the area, the government said.


At least 20 dead in Burkina Faso hotel attack

January 16, 2016 6:22 am

West Africa, Jan 16 (ANI): At least 20 people were killed after Islamist gunmen stormed Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso in West Africa. Militants from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb have claimed the responsibility for the attack.