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Probe after detainees die in Burkina Faso

A Burkina Faso prosecutor launched an investigation after 12 people died the same night in detention cells, hours after they were arrested for suspected...

Civilian deaths laid at door of Burkina Faso security forces

International advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) believes security forces in Burkina Faso summarily executed 31 unarmed detainees earlier this month during operations against...

Gunmen rampage in Burkina Faso

Unidentified assailants killed at least 43 people in raids on villages in northern Burkina Faso one of the deadliest attacks of the past year...

Burkina Faso church attack leaves priest and 23 others dead

Gunmen killed 24 people, including a priest, in an attack on a church during Sunday mass in north-western Burkina Faso, security sources told Reuters....

French soldier dies in Burkina Faso

A French soldier died while on operations in Burkina Faso, the French Armed Forces Ministry said in a statement. The ministry said the cause...

Security situation affects Burkina Faso gold production

Burkina Faso gold production probably fell slightly last year due partly to security problems and attacks targeting industrial miners, the country’s mines minister said....

Burkina Faso village attack leaves 39 dead

Thirty-nine people were killed in northern Burkina Faso, in what government called a terrorist attack on a village in Soum province. The weekend attack...

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,...

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