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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...

Burkina Faso president takes on defence role amid security crisis

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Burkina Faso's president Roch Kabore has taken over the role of defence minister in a cabinet reshuffle aimed at stopping a wave of jihadist...

Burkina Faso opposition to hold silent protests over bloodshed

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Opposition groups will hold silent protests across Burkina Faso next month against a surge of mostly Islamist militant violence they say the government is...

Police death toll from militant attack in Burkina Faso rises to...

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Four police officers who had gone missing after a militant attack in Burkina Faso on Monday have been found dead, raising the police death...

At least 132 civilians killed in Burkina Faso’s worst attack in...

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The death toll from the worst militant attack in Burkina Faso in recent years has risen to 132, the government said on Saturday, after...

Armed men kill 15 at baptism in northern Burkina Faso

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Unidentified assailants killed 15 people who were gathered for a baptism at a village in northern Burkina Faso on Tuesday night, the government said...

Ivory Coast jails child traffickers after cocoa farm raids

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Twenty-two people accused of trafficking children to work on cocoa farms in Ivory Coast have received prison sentences of up to 20 years, prosecutors...

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...

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Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

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The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...