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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...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...