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Ivory Coast army joins Burkina Faso in anti-jihadist operation

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Soldiers from Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso conducted their first joint operation against jihadists active near their shared border, killing eight suspected militants and...

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,...

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...

Mali accused of unauthorised military operation

The Malian army had no authorisation to cross into Burkina Faso and kill three people during a spate of ethnic violence last week government...

Burkina Faso mine workers sought extra protection before ambush

Five months before an ambush killed 39 colleagues, local workers at a Canadian-owned gold mine in Burkina Faso pleaded with managers to fly them...

How a preacher sent gunmen into Burkina Faso schools

When an Islamist preacher took up the fight in Burkina Faso’s northern borderlands almost a decade ago, his only weapon was a radio station....

Boungou mine will only re-open when area is secure

Canadian gold miner Semafo will not resume operations at its Boungou mine in Burkina Faso until security in the area is assured following last...

“So many dead” – survivors on Burkina Faso ambush

A mine worker shot during an ambush on a mining convoy in Burkina Faso said he was one of only three survivors from a...

Dozens still missing after mine convoy attack

Dozens of people were still missing on Thursday after an ambush near a Canadian-owned mine in Burkina Faso killed at least 37 and wounded...

Australians killed in Burkina Faso convoy attack

Australian mining services provider Perenti Global Ltd said 19 employees were among the more than three dozen people killed in a ambush of a...

Extra security for Burkina Faso mines

As jihadists wreak more havoc, mining firms in Burkina Faso rolled out extra security measures, from barracks for government troops protecting them to safe...

Burkina Faso convoy attacked

Thirty-seven civilians were killed and more than 60 wounded in an attack by an unidentified gunman on a convoy transporting workers of Canadian gold...

Sixteen killed in Burkina Faso jihadist attack

Suspected jihadists killed 16 villagers in northern Burkina Faso, an incident highlighting the increased presence of Sahel-based Islamists in the area, local and security...

Twin attacks on Burkina Faso military outposts

Four soldiers and a police officer were killed in two attacks on military outposts in northern Burkina Faso, the Burkinabe army said. Raids by...

Burkina Faso mosque attacked

Gunmen killed about 15 people in an attack on a mosque in northern Burkina Faso during prayers on Friday, a security source and a...

Burkinabes flee escalating violence

The number of people forced to flee their homes in two regions of Burkina Faso besieged by ethnic and jihadist violence increased more than...

More violence in Burkina Faso

Twenty people were killed in an attack by suspected jihadists on a gold-mining site in northern Burkina Faso, sources said. Gunmen came to Dolmande...

Islamic State claims Burkina attack

Islamic State claimed responsibility for one of the deadliest attacks against the Burkina Faso military, the SITE website that tracks militant attacks reported. The...

Africom commander visits Burkina Faso

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General Stephen Townsend, commander, US Africa Command, met with President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré and several other Burkinabe and allied military leaders as part...

Burkina Faso attacks leave 29 dead

At least 29 people were killed in Burkina Faso’s troubled north when a food convoy and a transport truck were attacked, government said. A...

Jail for Burkina Faso coup leaders

Two senior allies of deposed former Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore were sentenced to 10 and 20 years in prison respectively for organising a...

Burkina Faso acquires Shrek-M vehicles from Ukraine

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Burkina Faso’s military has taken delivery of several Shrek-M mine detection and disposal vehicles from Ukraine’s AutoKrAZ. Three vehicles were delivered in June this year,...

Burkina Faso killings condemned

Gunmen killed 24 soldiers in an attack on an army unit in Burkina Faso, the deadliest yet in the West African nation’s fight against...

Militant attack in Burkina Faso leaves 20 dead

Unidentified militants killed at least 10 soldiers and wounded others in an attack on a military unit in northern Burkina Faso, the army said....

Mine secured by Burkina security forces

Security forces in Burkina Faso sealed off an Avesoro gold mine after a security guard killed an intruder and local people attacked the site...

Burkina Faso urged not to clamp down on reporting

A US-based journalists’ rights group urged Burkina Faso’s government to nix a bill that would impose stiff prison sentences on media “demoralising” security services...

Nineteen killed in Burkina Faso attack

Unidentified assailants killed 19 people and wounded 13 in an attack on and around Arbinda in northern Burkina Faso government said. Hundreds of people died...

Way open for Compaore extradition to Burkina Faso

France’s highest court paved the way for the extradition to Burkina Faso of ex-Burkinabe president Blaise Compaore’s brother when it rejected Francois Compaore’s appeal. Police...

Gunmen hit Burkina Faso church, kill four

Gunmen burst into a church in northern Burkina Faso and shot dead four people, a security source said - the fourth attack on Christians...

Christians in Burkina Faso seek refuge

Concerned about a rise in violence against Christians in Burkina Faso, Pastor Jacques Ouedraogo changed the time of his Sunday service as a precaution....

Catholics killed in another Burkina Faso church attack

Unidentified assailants killed four Catholics and destroyed a statue of the Virgin Mary in northern Burkina Faso, a bishop said, the third deadly attack...

Six dead in Burkina Faso church attack

Gunmen killed six people including a priest outside a Catholic church in Burkina Faso, government said, the second attack on Christians in two weeks...

Burkina Faso hostages rescued

French commandos rescued four foreign hostages including two French citizens from a militant group in Burkina Faso, France’s military said, adding two elite soldiers...

Burkina Faso receives donated APCs

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Quatar has donated 24 Storm armoured personnel carriers (APCs) to Burkina Faso, which will use them for counter-terrorism and security operations. Three Qatar Emiri Air...

Six killed in Burkina Faso church attack

Unidentified gunmen killed a pastor and five congregants in an attack on a Protestant church in northern Burkina Faso, government spokesman Remy Fulgance Dandjinou...