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Burkina Faso

Burkina forces kill suspected Islamist militants in raid

Burkina Faso security forces killed three suspected Islamist militants and arrested another one in an operation in Ouagadougou, its gendarme force said.

Hunger and conflict push northern Burkina Faso into crisis

Food shortages and a jihadist uprising in northern Burkina Faso risk plunging the region into a humanitarian crisis if urgent action is not taken according to aid agencies.

Eight arrested in connection with Burkina Faso attacks

Eight people including two Burkinabe soldiers were arrested in connection with an attack by Islamist militants that killed eight security agents in Burkina Faso’s capital, the country’s prosecutor said.

West African leaders vow to fight jihadists after Burkina attacks

Burkina Faso President Mark Roche said his country would fight and defeat militants despite being hit by Islamist insurgents last week in an attack which eight people were killed and dozens wounded.

Burkina Faso president urges collaboration with security forces after attacks

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