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Trial over murder of ‘Africa’s Che Guevara’ opens in Burkina Faso

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The trial of 14 people accused of plotting to assassinate Burkina Faso’s former president Thomas Sankara started on Monday, more than 30 years after...

Militants kill 14 soldiers, injure seven in Burkina Faso attack

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A large group of heavily armed militants killed 14 Burkina Faso soldiers and injured seven others in a dawn attack in the north on...

French soldier killed in Mali militant clash

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A French serviceman was killed early on Friday in a clash with an armed militant group in Mali, French officials said. More than 50 French...

Eight people suffocate at Burkina Faso mine after police fire tear...

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Eight people suffocated to death when police in Burkina Faso used tear gas against unauthorised gold miners at Nordgold's Bissa mine, a prosecutor said...

Death toll from Burkina Faso attack rises to 80

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The death toll from an attack on civilians and the military in northern Burkina Faso has risen to 80 people, the government said in...

Dozens die in Burkina Faso as Islamist militants raid convoy

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Dozens of people were killed in northern Burkina Faso on Wednesday when Islamist militants raided a civilian convoy that was being escorted by military...

Attack in Burkina Faso kills at least 12 soldiers, sources say

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At least 12 soldiers were killed in an attack in northwestern Burkina Faso on Sunday and seven others are missing, three security sources said. There...

Civilians, soldiers die in Burkina Faso attack

An armed group in northern Burkina Faso killed 30 civilians, soldiers and pro-government militiamen in a series of attacks near the Niger border, the...

ISS: Could kidnapping for ransom open the door to terrorism in...

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The government must nip the problem in the bud before violent extremists use abduction to their advantage. Fears are mounting that kidnapping for ransom could...

Thousands protest in Burkina Faso over jihadist attacks

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Thousands took to the streets of Burkina Faso's capital on Saturday to call for a tougher government response to a wave of jihadist attacks...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...