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At least 132 civilians killed in Burkina Faso's worst attack in years

June 06, 2021 9:17 am

The attack took place Friday evening in Solhan village, in the Sahel's Yagha province, government spokesman Ousseni Tamboura said in a statement blaming jihadists.

Burkina Faso incumbent Kabore wins presidential election, preliminary results show

November 27, 2020 1:47 pm

Roch Marc Christian Kabore will serve another 5-year term as president of the west African nation of Burkina Faso, according to provisional results. Opposition figures have said the election was not entirely fair.

Attacks on market, aid convoy leave 35 dead in Burkina Faso

June 01, 2020 12:35 pm

Violence linked to Islamic extremists, and the local defense groups and military fighting them, is surging across Burkina Faso.

A Place to Call Home

February 14, 2020 12:34 pm

In his latest show, architect-photographer Peeyush Sekhsaria revisits his old photographs of Africa’s Nubian vaults

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.


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.