Burkina Faso

Australian released by jihadists arrives in Burkina Faso

2016-02-08 13:34

An elderly Australian woman who was kidnapped along with her husband by al-Qaeda militants has arrived in Burkina Faso's capital after she was released.

Al-Qaeda claims kidnap of Australians

2016-02-06 17:15

An al-Qaeda group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of Australian doctor Ken Elliott and his wife Jocelyn and now a spokesperson says she will be released.

Burkina president vows to free kidnapped Australian pair

2016-01-25 21:31

Burkina Faso's head of state has vowed to do everything in his power to secure the release of an elderly Australian doctor and his wife.

White-clad marchers pay homage to Burkina victims

2016-01-24 18:50

Hundreds of people dressed in white have taken to the streets of Ouagadougou to pay homage to the victims of a jihadist attack on a top hotel and a restaurant that left 30 dead and 70 injured.

West Africa braces for more attacks

2016-01-20 23:08

At the King Fahd Palace hotel in Dakar, armed guards are inspecting the trunks of every taxi at the gate.

Exclusive: Video footage shows Burkina Faso attackers

2016-01-20 07:46

Video footage shot by The Associated Press shows three jihadis in the middle of the weekend attack on a cafe and hotel in Burkina Faso's capital that killed at least 30 people.

Three Burkina Faso attack suspects still at large

2016-01-19 20:56

A jihadist attack on a top Burkina Faso hotel was carried out by six gunmen, three of whom are still on the run.

Mali, Burkina Faso join forces

2016-01-18 20:23

Burkina Faso's prime minister says that Mali will be working with the West African country to fight extremism in the region

Ouagadougou mourns 28 victims of terror attacks

2016-01-17 16:43

Burkina Faso's government has begun its first day of national mourning as authorities worked to identify the 28 victims killed in a terrorist siege of a popular restaurant and café by al-Qaeda militants.

Burkina Faso attack survivors recall night of horror

2016-01-17 12:17

"We didn't know if we would get out. We tried calling our families, to tell them we weren't sure we were going to see them again," said Suzanne Songa-Ouedraogo, her voice trembling as she recalled Friday night's jihadist attack that killed 29 people


Militants free Australian woman kidnapped in Burkina Faso

2016-02-07 12:38

Militants have freed an Australian woman kidnapped last month in northern Burkina Faso, a spokesperson for the president of neighbouring Niger has said.

Bar targeted in Burkina jihadist attacks defiantly reopens

2016-02-01 08:29

Two weeks after jihadist attacks in Burkina Faso riddled the Taxi-Brousse bar with bullet holes during an assault in the capital that left 30 dead, the venue has reopened with staff saying they refuse to live in fear.

Burkina Faso detains 5 more soldiers accused in armoury raid

2016-01-25 10:29

Burkina Faso's army says it has detained five members of a disbanded unit loyal to the country's former president who are suspected of involvement in a raid on an armoury.

Burkina Faso: 10 soldiers arrested over armoury raid

2016-01-24 10:25

An army official says 10 soldiers have been arrested in Burkina Faso in connection with a raid on an armory outside the capital

French PM says 6 attacked Burkina Faso hotel

2016-01-20 20:29

France's prime minister says that a total of 6 people carried out the deadly attacks on the café and Splendid Hotel in Burkina Faso's capital and 3 are still on the loose.

Tributes pour in after photographer Alaoui's death

2016-01-19 22:55

Tributes poured in Tuesday following the death of a Franco-Moroccan photographer, the 30th and latest victim of a bloody attack by al-Qaeda gunmen on a top Burkina Faso hotel.

Children of Australians abducted in Africa plea to captors

2016-01-19 14:25

The family of an Australian doctor and his wife abducted in Burkina Faso are urging the kidnappers to release the couple so that they can continue their life-saving charity work in the West African country.

Burkina Faso tightens security after attack

2016-01-18 19:10

Security is being beefed up across Burkina Faso's capital as businesses and banks reopen.

Dutch volunteer killed in Burkina Faso hotel attack

2016-01-17 14:31

The Dutch foreign minister says a 67-year-old Dutch man is among those killed when al-Qaeda fighters attacked a popular cafe and hotel in Burkina Faso's capital of Ouagadougou.

Family seek answers over kidnapping of 2 Australians

2016-01-17 10:03

The family of an Australia doctor and his wife kidnapped in Burkina Faso say they did not know why the couple were abducted or where they were taken

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