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Funding for vigilantes approved in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso’s parliament voted to provide funding and training to local vigilantes in response to the growing firepower of jihadist groups threatening to overrun...

Burkina Faso market attack leaves 36 dead

Thirty-six civilians were killed in Burkina Faso in what government called a terrorist attack on a market in Sanmatenga province. Armed militants forced their...

Kidnapped Indian mine owner’s son released in Burkina Faso

The son of an Indian gold mine owner in Burkina Faso, kidnapped by unidentified assailants in 2018, was released, his father said. Kimar Akoliya,...

US donates equipment to Burkina Faso’s military

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The United States has donated equipment including logistics vehicles and armoured storage containers to Burkina Faso’s military in order to build the country’s capacity...

Burkinabe Mi-17s returning to service

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Burkina Faso is returning two of its stored Mi-17 transport helicopters to service, with the aircraft being overhauled in the Czech Republic. The two aircraft...

Burkina Faso bus hits IED

Fourteen people were killed and 19 wounded when a bus carrying students ran over an improvised explosive device (IED) in northern Burkina Faso, government...

Burkina Faso to get new C295

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Burkina Faso has become the latest African country to order the C295W transport aircraft from Airbus, with a firm order for one aircraft being...

ELW delivers field kitchens to Burkina Faso

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Johannesburg-based ELW Global have delivered ten diesel-fired mobile field kitchens to Burkina Faso’s defence force, in the second contract signed with the West African...

Another Burkina Faso church attack

At least 14 people were killed in an attack on a church in eastern Burkina Faso on Sunday, government said. The identity of the...

Jihadists strike gold in the Sahel

People around Pama, a West African town on the edge of vast forested conservation areas, had long been forbidden by government to dig for...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...