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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...

12 suspected terrorists found dead in holding cell after arrests in Burkina Faso

Twelve people who had been arrested in Burkina Faso as suspected extremists were found dead in the cells where they were held overnight, a local prosecutor said Wednesday.Judicael Kadeba, the prosecutor of Faso in the Eastern region, said 25...

HRW says Burkina Faso security forces killed dozens of civilians

Burkina Faso’s security forces allegedly executed 31 unarmed detainees in the northern town of Djibo, Human Rights Watch said Monday, calling for an immediate investigation.The men, all from the Fulani ethnic group, were allegedly killed just hours after being...

Coronavirus curfew creates water shortage for Burkina Faso’s poor

Nowadays Rahinatou Diasso scolds her children when they wash with too much water. It has become a precious resource since Burkina Faso’s coronavirus curfew stopped those in poor areas from accessing communal fountains that only flow at night in...

With 16 deaths, Burkina Faso frees prisoners to stem virus spread

Burkina Faso president Roch Marc Christian Kabore on Thursday pardoned more than 1 200 prisoners in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus in the West African country."This remission of jail sentences will affect 1 207 people...
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