Burkina Faso

Seven children among 14 civilians killed in roadside bomb in Burkina Faso

2020-01-05 17:03

Seven children and four women were among 14 civilians killed when a roadside bomb blew up their bus in northwestern Burkina Faso, the government has said.

In Burkina Faso, cheap improvised 'poor man's bomb' reaps a bloody toll

2019-12-18 15:40

Security experts say that in the arsenal of jihadist groups, whose insurgency is shaking the Sahel state of Burkina Faso, the improvised explosive device (IED) is one of the deadliest weapons.

Three Burkina troops and 20 'terrorists' killed in double attack

2019-12-03 19:23

Three soldiers and "about 20 terrorists" were killed when two army units came under attack in northern Burkina Faso, security sources say.

Burkina Faso attacks kill three soldiers in north: security sources

2019-11-21 19:49

Three soldiers have been killed in two simultaneous attacks in northern Burkina Faso, where the armed forces are struggling to contain an Islamist insurgency, security sources say.

15 killed in northern Burkina Faso attack

2019-10-28 15:55

Gunmen killed 15 civilians in northern Burkina Faso, security and local sources say, in the latest deadly attack as the impoverished West African country battles a jihadist revolt.

Burkina violence forces 267 000 to flee in last 3 months - UNHCR

2019-10-12 10:17

Violence in Burkina Faso has caused more than a quarter of a million people to flee their homes over the last three months, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says.

Burkina Faso coup leader's wife sentenced to 30 years

2019-09-03 21:15

A military tribunal in Burkina Faso has handed down a sentence of 30 years to the wife of a general convicted of leading a deadly coup bid four years ago.

Burkina Faso death: woman wants to see her husband’s body before she’ll believe it

2019-07-30 10:32

Christo Bothma from Potchefstroom in North West, who disappeared in West Africa has died, according to information received by Gift of the Givers.

19 killed in attack in Burkina Faso's volatile north

2019-06-10 22:55

Nineteen people were killed late Sunday in an attack on a village in the troubled north of Burkina Faso, a security source said.

Four hostages freed in Burkina Faso by French special forces

2019-05-10 17:44

French special forces have freed two French hostages, an American and a South Korean in northern Burkina Faso in an overnight military raid in which two soldiers died, authorities say.


35 civilians killed in double Burkina Faso attack

2019-12-25 10:50

A militant attack in northern Burkina Faso on Tuesday killed 35 civilians, almost all of them women, the president said, one of the deadliest assaults in nearly five years of jihadist violence in the West African country.

Over 9 million facing food shortages in African Sahel: officials

2019-12-09 18:32

The number of people requiring urgent food aid in 16 countries across Africa's Sahel region more than doubled this year to at least 9.4 million amid an increase in violence and insecurity, officials and experts say.

Four people including expat missing in Burkina Faso: govt

2019-11-24 11:51

Four people, including one foreigner, working as service providers on a government telecommunications project have been reported missing in Burkina Faso, a minister said in a statement.

UN says 2.4m people need urgent food aid across Burkina, Mali and Niger

2019-11-19 19:30

More than 2.4 million people need urgent food aid across the central Sahel region, encompassing Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, where rising jihadist violence has triggered a humanitarian crisis, the UN says.

9 killed in Burkina Faso attack

2019-10-21 21:57

Nine people were killed in northern Burkina Faso in the latest attack in a region struggling with a jihadist revolt, a security official says.

Nearly 300 000 flee jihadist violence in Burkina Faso - UN

2019-09-10 10:54

Jihadist violence in Burkina Faso has forced nearly 300 000 people to flee their homes and stopped half a million getting access to health care, the UN and the Red Cross said.

Burkina Faso kidnapping: SA man believed to be dead, but wife holds on to hope

2019-07-30 12:11

A South African man who was kidnapped in Burkina Faso is believed to have died, but his wife refuses to accept this until she has proof.

WATCH: Burkina Faso - African dolls challenge barbie stereotype

2019-07-04 12:14

In Burkina Faso, the creators of African dolls hope that their toys will resonate more with the children of the continent than the typical blue-eyed Barbie dolls.

Gunmen kill six during Catholic mass in Burkina Faso

2019-05-12 22:18

Armed attackers burst into a church in Dablo during Sunday prayers, killing a priest and five worshippers.

Abducted Italian, Canadian are alive, says Burkina government

2019-04-15 10:41

An Italian man and his Canadian companion abducted last December in Burkina Faso are alive but may have been moved to another country, a Burkinabe government spokesperson said.

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