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Islamists kill 35 civilians in Burkina Faso after army repelled an attack

Militants in Burkina Faso killed 35 mostly female civilians on Tuesday during attack on a military outpost in northern Soum Province, about 87 militants and local vigilantes also died in the clash, authorities said.President Roch Marc Kabore declared two...

G5 Sahel meeting with France postponed after deadly attack in Niger

French President Emmanuel Macron and Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou agreed on Thursday to postpone to early 2020 a meeting of Sahel country leaders due to take place in France later this month, the French presidency said.The decision to postpone...

France reviews military operations in Sahel, demand clarifications

French president, Macron on Wednesday demanded G-5 leaders dismiss growing anti-French sentiment across the region if they wanted France’s military to continue its operations against Islamist militants.France, the former colonial power, has the West’s largest military presence waging counter-insurgency...

Burkina Faso army kills 20 Islamic militants after attacks

Burkina Faso’s armed forces says soldiers have killed at least 20 militants after gunmen launched simultaneous overnight attacks on military positions.The office of the armed forces commander general said in a statement Tuesday that 20 other unidentified gunmen were...

Australia’s Perenti Global to end mining contracts in Burkina Faso after attack

Australian mining services company Perenti Global Ltd said on Monday that it would exit mining services contracts in Burkina Faso following an ambush of a convoy with workers at a Canadian-owned gold mine in the region.Shares of Perenti ticked...

Jihadists attack on a Burkina Faso church kills at least 14

At least 14 people including teenagers were shot dead in an attack on a church in eastern Burkina Faso during mass on Sunday morning, according to a security source and local officialsThe identity of the gunmen was not yet...

Burkina Faso says repelled an attack in the north kill 18 extremists

Burkina Faso says 18 extremist fighters have been killed after repelling an attack on a security base in the north of the country.A defense ministry statement late Wednesday says one gendarme also was killed in the afternoon attack in...

Burkina Faso mining convoy ambush survivor describes ordeal, say death toll over 100

Survivors of a deadly attack on a mining company convoy in Burkina Faso have spoken to Reuters news agency about the ordeal.Five buses carrying staff of Canadian firm Semafo were ambushed on Wednesday about 40km (24 miles) from the eastern...

At least 37 killed in attack on Canadian miner Semafo convoy in Burkina Faso

Thirty-seven civilians were killed and more than 60 wounded when gunmen ambushed a convoy transporting workers of Canadian gold miner Semafo in eastern Burkina Faso, regional authorities said on Wednesday.The attack is the deadliest in recent years as the...

Ten gold miners killed in Burkina Faso in attack on Semafo convoy

At least ten people were killed and dozens more are wounded and missing after an attack on a convoy transporting workers of Canadian gold miner Semafo in eastern Burkina Faso, three sources said on Wednesday.Parts of Burkina Faso have...
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