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At least 14 killed in attack on Burkina Faso church

December 02, 2019 1:29 pm

The attack took place in the village of Hantoukoura, an area known for banditry that has come under attack over the past year from suspected jihadist groups with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State.

Burkina Faso: Several wounded by grenade attack ahead of French President Macron's visit

November 28, 2017 4:12 pm

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived later Monday evening for a visit to Burkina Faso. He will head to a European-African summit in Ivory Coast Wednesday.

Suspected Islamist militants kill 18 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

August 14, 2017 4:27 pm

Thirty people were killed when gunmen attacked a restaurant and hotel in Ouagadougou in January 2016 in an incident claimed by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). AQIM and related Islamist groups were earlier largely confined to regions of Sahara desert.

Burkina Faso restaurant attack: At least 17 dead, 8 injured, three jihadis gunned down

August 14, 2017 10:13 am

Burkina Faso: Gunmen attacked the Aziz Istanbul restaurant late on Sunday and security forces were deployed to try to end the attack. Police spokesman Capt. Guy Ye told The Associated Press the target of the attack was a Turkish restaurant known as Aziz Istanbul

Al Qaeda names Burkina attackers

January 18, 2016 8:13 pm

The three gunmen were identified in the statement as Battar al-Ansari, Abu Muhammad al-Buqali al-Ansari and Ahmed al-Fulani al-Ansari.

Ouagadougou lessons

January 18, 2016 12:01 am

New Delhi needs to initiate a national audit of police and intelligence preparedness, based on global best-practices.

29 killed, including 12 foreigners, in attack on Burkina hotel

January 17, 2016 5:01 pm

Burkina Faso declared three days of national mourning following the attack, which mirrored another Al-Qaeda attack.

#ExpressIntro | Attack in Burkina Faso, Start up India, Rahul Gandhi on GST: Latest news today

January 16, 2016 1:25 pm

Your quick guide to what's making the headlines this Saturday.

Roch Marc Christian Kabore elected president of Burkina Faso

December 01, 2015 7:25 am

Kabore won the vote in the first round with 53.49 per cent of ballots, the electoral commission said.

Burkina Faso coup leader General Gilbert Diendere hands himself in after brief reign

October 02, 2015 8:49 am

General Gilbert Diendere, who had said several times that he was willing to face justice following the September 17 putsch, was being held at the Paspanga police base Thursday.


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.