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Six killed in northern Burkina Faso attack

Six people, including two fighters from a Burkinabe civilian volunteer force, were killed in a suspected militant attack in the Nord Region on Monday.Local officials cited by AFP said around 100 gunmen raided Loumbila village that is near the...

Burkina Faso main opposition leader concedes defeat in election

Burkina Faso’s main opposition leader has conceded defeat in Sunday’s presidential election after initial results showed a comfortable victory for President Roch Kabore, ending a dispute in which opponents said election fraud was committed.Former Finance Minister Zephirin Diabre met...

25 Burkina Faso villagers killed in an ambush near their home

Associated PressThe United Nations refugee agency says 25 men were killed on Sunday when gunmen ambushed a convoy near their village in Burkina Faso’s Center-North region.A statement Wednesday said the men were separated from the group and killed while...

France to step up security for her citizens in the Sahel region

France will step up security measures to protect French nationals in Africa’s Sahel region, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday, two days after six French aid workers were shot dead in Niger.“We will do everything we can to support...

Ragtag Burkina Faso’s volunteer fighters no match for jihadists

Issa Tamboure, 63, a member of local defense fighters was no match for gun-wielding jihadists who attacked his village in northern Burkina Faso in March.So Tamboure, rounded up his family — including his 13 children — and ran, eventually...

180 bodies found in a mass grave in Burkina Faso

At least 180 bodies have been found in common graves in Djibo, a town in the north of Burkina Faso, Human Rights Watch (HRW), said in a report released on Wednesday, saying that the killings were likely carried out...

France launches coalition to fight jihadi violence in the Sahel

France launched a coalition of West African and European allies on Friday to fight jihadi militants in the Sahel region, hoping more political cooperation and special forces troops would boost a military effort that has so far failed to...

10 Ivorian soldiers killed in attack near Burkina border, army says

At least 10 soldiers were killed and six wounded in an attack on an Ivory Coast military post on the northern border near Burkina Faso on Thursday, the army said.It was not yet clear who carried out the pre-dawn...

Dozens killed in armed attacks in Burkina Faso

An armed group in Burkina Faso attacked a cattle market and a humanitarian convoy, killing at least 35 people, the government said on Sunday.Twenty-five people were killed and more wounded in the attack on the market in the eastern...

Ivory Coast army joins Burkina Faso in anti-jihadist operation

Soldiers from Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso conducted their first joint operation against jihadists active near their shared border, killing eight suspected militants and arresting 14 others, Ivory Coast’s army said on Sunday.Burkina Faso and its neighbours Mali and...
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20 Yemen bound migrants die after being thrown overboard

The International Organization for Migration says at least 20 migrants are dead after smugglers threw 80 overboard during a...
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