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Nadoun Coulibaly

West African leaders vow to fight jihadists after Burkina attacks

05 Mar 2018

OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso's President Mark Roch said his country would fight and defeat militants despite being hit by Islamist insurgents in the capital last week in an attack which 8 people were killed and dozens wounded.

Attack on French embassy, army in Burkina Faso kills eight

02 Mar 2018

OUAGADOUGOU Attackers in Burkina Faso's capital killed eight people and wounded dozens more in a coordinated assault on the army headquarters and French embassy that France's foreign minister said was likely carried out by "terrorist groups".

Trial of alleged coup leaders opens in Burkina Faso

27 Feb 2018

OUAGADOUGOU Two senior allies of Burkina Faso's deposed former President Blaise Compaore and scores of others appeared in court on Tuesday accused of organising a 2015 coup attempt against a transitional government.

Trial of Burkina Faso's ex-leader, ministers begins after delays

08 May 2017

OUAGADOUGOU A trial of Burkina Faso's former leader Blaise Compaore and his cabinet began on Monday after delays, with the court dismissing calls from the defence to cancel the proceedings.

Frustration as Burkina Faso trial to start without ex-president

03 May 2017

OUAGADOUGOU On the eve of the trial of Burkina Faso's ousted leader Blaise Compaore, many of the people that overthrew him in a popular revolt more two years ago are dismayed by his absence - just one example, they say, of how the new era has disappointed them.

Burkina Faso's long night of horror in killing spree by militants

19 Jan 2016

OUAGADOUGOU When Burkina Faso anti-terrorism Commander Evrard Somda arrived with 20 men to start a fight-back against Islamist militants holed up in a five-story hotel, his first decision was to seal off the area and throw away the rule book.

Burkina Faso's long night of horror in killing spree by militants

18 Jan 2016

OUAGADOUGOU When Burkina Faso anti-terrorism Commander Evrard Somda arrived with 20 men to start a fight-back against Islamist militants holed up in a smart hotel, his first decision was to seal off the area and throw away the rule book.

Burkina Faso and Mali to coordinate forces after deadly attacks

18 Jan 2016

OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso and Mali have agreed to work together to counter the growing threat of Islamic militants in West Africa by sharing intelligence and conducting joint security patrols following two deadly and well-coordinated attacks in the region.

Burkina hotel retaken from al Qaeda fighters, but dozens dead

17 Jan 2016

OUAGADOUGOU Security forces in Burkina Faso retook a hotel in the capital on Saturday a day after al Qaeda fighters seized it in an assault that killed at least 28 people from at least 18 countries and marked a major escalation of Islamist militancy in West Africa. | Video

At least 20 dead in siege by suspected Islamists at Burkina Faso hotel

16 Jan 2016

OUAGADOUGOU At least 20 people died and others were taken hostage when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the capital city of Burkina Faso on Friday, a hospital director said, an attack for which al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility.

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