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Around 30 killed in attack on village in eastern Burkina Faso,...

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Armed assailants killed around 30 people in an attack on a village in eastern Burkina Faso on Monday, four security sources said. The attack took...

Two Spanish journalists, Irish citizen killed in Burkina Faso ambush

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Two Spanish journalists and an Irish citizen were killed in an armed ambush on an anti-poaching patrol near a nature reserve in eastern Burkina...

Former Burkina Faso leader Compaore charged in predecessor Sankara’s murder

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A Burkina Faso court charged former President Blaise Compaore in absentia on Tuesday in connection with the 1987 murder of then-President Thomas Sankara, one...

First-ever West Africa Joint Operations exercise a good step towards prosecuting...

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The US Bureau of Diplomatic Security held the first-ever West Africa Joint Operations regional exercise on 29 March 2021. The exercise was aimed at connecting...

At least seven killed on military patrol in eastern Burkina Faso

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At least three police officers and four members of a government-backed civilian militia were killed while on patrol in eastern Burkina Faso on Monday,...

Three soldiers killed in attacks on Ivory Coast military camps

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Three soldiers were killed and seven wounded when two military posts in northern Ivory Coast were attacked early on Monday, five senior military sources...

ISS: ‘Electoral reforms’ are stifling democracy in West Africa

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Ruling parties are using financial and political barriers to prevent their opponents from running for office. In the past two years, several West African countries...

Militants kill 11 Malian soldiers in ambush, 11 others missing

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Eleven Malian soldiers were killed and 11 more are missing after Islamist militants ambushed a patrol in the desert north, the army said on...

Armed men attack passenger convoy and village in Niger, killing 58

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Armed men in southwestern Niger killed at least 58 people when they intercepted a convoy returning from a weekly market and attacked a nearby...

Pregnant woman, five others killed as ambulance hits land mine in...

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A pregnant woman and five other people died when an ambulance carrying them hit a land mine in northern Burkina Faso, in an area...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...
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