Burkina Faso


Burkina Faso to invest $700m to fight extremism

2017-06-23 15:33

Burkina Faso's government has announced it will invest more than $700m over four years to eradicate poverty in the Sahel and northern region of the West African country to prevent youth from joining jihadi groups.

France, US agree UN draft on anti-jihadist Sahel force

2017-06-20 22:07

France and the United States have reached an agreement on a draft UN resolution that would pave the way for the deployment of a five-nation African military force to fight jihadists in the Sahel region, diplomats have said.

Burkina Faso Sankara family lawyer: DNA tests inconclusive

2017-06-19 21:35

A lawyer for the family of Burkina Faso's slain president's says DNA tests done in Spain were inconclusive on whether remains found in a grave were those of Thomas Sankara

France says UN likely to support Sahel anti-jihadist force

2017-06-15 21:58

France's foreign minister has said he was confident "we will get there" in convincing a reluctant United States to give United Nations backing to an anti-jihadist force drawn from five African countries.

US opposes UN authorizing 5 countries to fight extremists

2017-06-10 11:02

The United States is opposing a French-drafted UN resolution that would authorise military action by five countries in Africa's vast Sahel region against extremist groups

Why are Sahel countries deploying an anti-jihad force?

2017-06-07 20:08

France has asked the UN Security Council to authorise the deployment of a five-nation African military force to fight jihadists and criminality in the Sahel region, with a vote expected as early as next week.

Calabar: slave trade to people trafficking in SE Nigeria

2017-05-31 17:00

They travel thousands of kilometres across west Africa to get to the southeast Nigerian city of Calabar where small boats are supposed to take them to a better life.

Around 20 jihadists killed or captured in Mali's north

2017-05-01 13:28

French soldiers killed or captured about 20 jihadists in Mali's restive north where a French soldier was killed on April 5, the French chief of staff has said.

Senegal arrests suspected Boko Haram recruiter, extremists

2017-04-13 12:29

Senegalese police say authorities have arrested a suspected recruiter for the Nigeria-based Boko Haram Islamic extremist group.

Burkina troops tried for arms depot raid claim tortured

2017-04-02 11:29

Some 20 Burkinabe soldiers on trial at a military tribunal over a failed raid on an arms depot last year have said they were tortured to extract their confessions.

 

UN Security Council unanimously welcomes Sahel force

2017-06-21 19:31

The UN Security Council unanimously has adopted a resolution that paves the way for the deployment of a five-nation African military force to fight jihadists in the Sahel region.

Fresh DNA tests on body of Burkina's 'Che' inconclusive

2017-06-20 15:13

A second set of tests on the suspected remains of Burkina Faso's iconic ex-president Thomas Sankara have returned inconclusive, with "no DNA profile" to confirm it was his body, the family's lawyer has said.

A look at major extremist attacks in west Africa

2017-06-19 12:00

Four assailants have been killed by security forces in Mali after an attack on a tourist resort popular with foreigners close to the capiotal Bamako. Let's take a look at major attacks in west Africa by Islamic extremists in recent years.

In Burkina Faso, living with risk of terror is new reality

2017-06-15 20:57

Gaetan Santomenna lost his wife, his 9-year-old son and his mother the night jihadists attacked his cafe in Burkina Faso's capital before striking a nearby hotel.

Al-Qaeda-linked group claims deadly UN base attack

2017-06-09 17:30

A powerful Al-Qaeda-linked group has claimed an attack on a United Nations camp that killed three peacekeepers in Kidal in Mali's troubled north.

French soldiers kill 20 jihadis in Mali near Burkina Faso

2017-06-02 21:01

Officials say that French soldiers deployed to Mali to fight against Islamic extremists have killed at least 20 jihadis at the country's border with Burkina Faso.

Former Burkina Faso president named UN Burundi envoy

2017-05-06 11:05

A former Burkina Faso president, Michel Kafando, has been appointed the new UN envoy for Burundi, where efforts to end a political crisis over President Pierre Nkurunziza's rule have stalled.

Burkina Faso police stage nationwide protest

2017-04-19 10:08

Burkina Faso police are staging a nationwide protest over corruption in their ranks as well as a lack of transparency among their leaders.

Baby on board: Airline crew delivers baby girl mid-flight

2017-04-10 14:06

A Turkish Airlines flight landed with one more passenger than it took off with after a baby was born mid-air with the help of the airline's crew

Burkina links I Coast jihadist with hotel attack in capital

2017-03-24 22:00

A jihadist accused of masterminding a deadly attack in Ivory Coast is also suspected of having planned a major assault in Burkina Faso's capital last year, says a senior official.

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