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Burkina Faso

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.

Al Qaeda affiliate claims responsibility for Burkina Faso attacks

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

Trial of alleged coup leaders starts in Burkina Faso

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