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Scientists release sterile mosquitoes in Burkina to fight malaria

19 Sep 2019

SOUROUKOUDINGA, Burkina Faso Scientists in Burkina Faso have deployed a new weapon in the fight against malaria, and waded into a thorny bioethics debate, by letting loose thousands of genetically sterilized mosquitoes. | Video

Scientists release sterile mosquitoes in Burkina to fight malaria

18 Sep 2019

SOUROUKOUDINGA, Burkina Faso, Sept 18 Scientists in Burkina Faso have deployed a new weapon in the fight against malaria, and waded into a thorny bioethics debate, by letting loose thousands of genetically sterilised mosquitoes.

West African leaders pledge $1 bln to fight Islamist threat

14 Sep 2019

OUAGADOUGOU West African leaders have pledged $1 billion to combat the spiralling threat of Islamist militancy in the region, the head of the regional ECOWAS bloc said on Saturday.

Twenty-nine killed in two attacks in Burkina Faso

09 Sep 2019

OUAGADOUGOU At least 29 people were killed in Burkina Faso's troubled north on Sunday after a food convoy and a transport truck were attacked, the government said.

Burkina Faso leader laments "dark stain" after attack kills 24 soldiers

20 Aug 2019

OUAGADOUGOU Gunmen killed 24 soldiers in an attack on an army unit in Burkina Faso, the deadliest yet in the West African nation's fight against Islamist militants, which the president on Tuesday called a "dark stain" on the country's history.

Burkina forces move to secure attacked Avesoro mine after 1 killed

09 Aug 2019

OUAGADOUGOU Security forces in Burkina Faso have sealed off an Avesoro gold mine after a security guard killed an intruder and local people attacked the site in retaliation, security sources said on Friday.

Christians seek refuge after deadly Burkina attacks

17 May 2019

KAYA, Burkina Faso Concerned about a rise in violence against Christians in Burkina Faso, Pastor Jacques Ouedraogo changed the time of his Sunday service as a precaution. He believes this is what saved his life.

Gunmen kill six in second church attack in Burkina Faso

12 May 2019

OUAGADOUGOU Gunmen killed six people including a priest outside a Catholic church in Burkina Faso on Sunday, the government said, the second attack on Christians in two weeks in a nation increasingly overrun by jihadists.

Hostages rescued from Burkina Faso 'hell' praise fallen French commandos

11 May 2019

OUAGADOUGOU/PARIS Three hostages freed by French commandos from militants in Burkina Faso arrived in Paris on Saturday, expressing sorrow at the death of two French soldiers in the rescue operation. | Video

Canadian man kidnapped in Burkina Faso - official

16 Jan 2019

OUAGADOUGOU/TORONTO A Canadian man was kidnapped in an area of Burkina Faso that the government has warned is under growing threat from jihadist attacks, the African country's top security official said on Wednesday.

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