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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...

Islamist militants go berserk kill dozens in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique

Police in Mozambique said that Islamist militants have killed around 52 people in Cabo Delgado province, with some beheaded, after some people refused to be recruited into the militant group.Hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced during the three-year...

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...

Gunmen kill 25 Mali soldiers in suspected Islamist attack

Twenty-five Malian soldiers were killed and six injured in an apparent jihadist attack on Monday, the government said, in the latest bout of violence to hit the war-torn West African state.A dozen assailants were also "neutralised", the government said...

Scores killed in attack on Burkina Faso villages

Unidentified assailants killed at least 43 people in raids on villages in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday, in one of the deadliest such attacks of the past year, the government said.The attackers targeted at least two villages in the...

Nigeria urges U.S. to remove it from visa restriction list

Nigeria asked the United States on Thursday to abandon the new immigration visa restrictions on the West African country set to take effect on February 21.U.S. President Donald Trump included Nigeria and five other countries in an expanded version...

Islamists attack church in Burkina Faso, killing pastor, 23 members

Gunmen killed 24 civilians, including a church pastor, and kidnapped three others on Sunday in Burkina Faso, an official said. It was the latest attack against a religious leader in the increasingly unstable West African nation.The mayor of Boundore...

Sudan government reaches settlement deal with USS Cole victims

Sudan’s transitional government said Thursday it has reached a settlement with families of the victims of the 2000 attack on USS Cole in Yemen, in a bid to have the African country taken off the U.S. terrorism list and...
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Dozens killed in armed attacks in Burkina Faso

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