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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.

Taiwan says will 'not cower' as loses second ally in a month amid China pressure

24 May 2018

OUAGADOUGOU/TAIPEI Taiwan lost its second diplomatic ally in less than a month on Thursday when Burkina Faso said it had cut ties with the self-ruled island, following intense Chinese pressure on African countries to break with what it regards as a wayward province.

Al Qaeda affiliate claims responsibility for Burkina Faso attacks

03 Mar 2018

OUAGADOUGOU A Mali-based al Qaeda affiliate claimed responsibility on Saturday for attacks in neighbouring Burkina Faso that left 16 people dead, including eight gunmen, at the army headquarters and French embassy, Mauritanian news agency Alakhbar reported.

Burkina president urges collaboration with security forces after deadly attacks

03 Mar 2018

OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore called on the public on Saturday to collaborate more closely with the armed forces, the day after attacks at army headquarters and the French embassy left 16 people dead, including eight gunmen, and wounded 80.

Burkina Faso recalls ambassador to Libya over 'slave markets' report

21 Nov 2017

OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso's foreign minister said on Monday it had recalled its ambassador to Libya over a report that black African migrants were being auctioned as slaves there.

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