Burkina Faso


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.

Spanish priest, customs officers killed in Burkina Faso

2019-02-17 14:43

A Spanish priest and four customs officers were killed in separate attacks by suspected jihadists in Burkina Faso, which is struggling with a radical Islamist insurgency, local sources have said.

Sahel leaders seek UN help against jihadist attacks

2019-02-07 20:57

Five nations waging a battle against jihadi fighters in the Sahel has asked the UN for money and other aid to help tackle a scourge which claimed more lives even as officials met.

Burkina Faso forces kill 146 jihadists after civilian attack

2019-02-05 12:40

Burkina Faso's commander general says armed forces have killed 146 jihadists during three counterattack operations in the northwest near its border with Mali

10 dead in 'terrorist attack' in Burkina Faso: security source

2019-01-28 06:00

At least 10 people have been killed in northern Burkina Faso in a "terrorist attack", according to a security source and a local elected official.

 

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.

Security Council heads to 2 African hotspots for extremists

2019-03-22 19:26

The Security Council is heading to Mali and Burkina Faso for a first-hand look at the challenges their governments are facing in the hotspots for extremist attacks in Africa's volatile Sahel region.

Bomb hidden in corpse kills Burkina Faso army doctor

2019-02-15 09:12

A bomb hidden in a corpse dressed in military uniform has killed an army doctor and wounded two police officers in northern Burkina Faso, a security official has said.

Jihadists retaliate after Burkina Faso military offensive

2019-02-07 13:16

The commander general of Burkina Faso's army says five gendarmes are dead and three wounded after jihadists retaliated against counterterror operations that killed 146 of their fighters earlier this week.

Top Africa stories: Zim security forces' abuse, Macron in Egypt

2019-01-29 08:02

Zimbabwean leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has been angered by a televised report showing abuses by security forces in a continuing crackdown, and France's Emmanuel Macron is set to press Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on human rights.

Canadian missing in Burkina Faso believed to be alive: PM

2019-01-19 12:03

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that a Canadian woman reported missing along with her Italian partner in Burkina Faso is believed to be alive.

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