Burkina Faso


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.

Burkina Faso says Canadian abducted by suspected extremists

2019-01-17 10:09

Burkina Faso's security ministry says a Canadian national has been kidnapped by suspected extremists in the west African nation near its border with Niger.

Death toll in Burkina Faso community clashes rises to 46

2019-01-05 07:30

Burkina Faso's government says the death toll has jumped to 46 in community clashes earlier this week amid growing fears of extremism.

Ten Burkina Faso police officers killed in ambush

2018-12-28 13:30

Ten police officers were killed and three wounded in an ambush in northwestern Burkina Faso, the west African country's security ministry has said.

 

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 Faso: Body of Canadian found days after abduction

2019-01-17 20:29

Burkina Faso's security ministry says a Canadian national has been found dead a day after reports that he had been kidnapped by suspected jihadists in the West African nation's volatile north near the Niger border.

12 civilians killed in jihadist attack in Burkina Faso

2019-01-12 12:43

Twelve civilians were killed during a jihadist attack in the north of Burkina Faso, which has been battling a wave of Islamist violence, officials have said.

Burkina Faso declares emergency in violence-hit provinces

2019-01-01 10:01

Burkina Faso is declaring a state of emergency in provinces grappling with jihadist violence, Communications Minister Remis Fulgance Dandjinou says.

Three soldiers killed in Burkina blast: military source

2018-12-23 16:35

Three soldiers have died after their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in eastern Burkina Faso, where armed Islamist insurgents have stepped up attacks, security sources told AFP.

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