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Burkina Faso

French court approves extradition of brother of ex-Burkina Faso president

A Paris court of appeal approved an extradition request by Burkina Faso’s government for the brother of ex-Burkinabe president Blaise Compaore, a court spokeswoman said.

ISS: Stopping the spread of terror onto West Africa’s coast

A rising number of attacks by gunmen this year have shaken the eastern part of Burkina Faso, increasing insecurity in the area. Although no group has claimed responsibility, the attackers are believed to be linked to violent extremist groups in the Sahel.

Air strikes in Burkina after Islamist attack

France carried out air strikes in northern Burkina Faso after Islamist militants attacked a police unit at a local gold mine, the latest incident to underscore rising insurgency in the West African region.

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.
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