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Burkina forces kill nearly 30 'terrorists' in operation: military

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's armed forces killed around 30 suspected militants last week in an land and air operation against jihadist groups operating in the east of the country, the military said on Sunday.

Security worries cloud celebrated African film festival

Ouagadougou - Africa's biggest film festival opened on Saturday marking its 50th anniversary and buoyed by its contributions to the continent's film industry but overshadowed by security problems in host country Burkina Faso.

14 civilians killed in jihadist attack in Burkina Faso: army

Ouagadougou - Fourteen civilians were killed in a jihadist attack in northern Burkina Faso near the Mali border, the military said on Monday.

Burkina Faso PM and government resign

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's government and Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba stood down on Friday, according to a statement released by the country's president.

'White man' found shot dead in Burkina's jihadist-hit north

Ouagadougou - The body of a "white man with gunshot wounds" has been found in a northern region of Burkina Faso where jihadists have carried out attacks, a security official told AFP Thursday.

12 civilians killed in jihadist attack in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou - Twelve civilians were killed on Thursday during a jihadist attack in the north of Burkina Faso, which has been battling a wave of Islamist violence, officials said Friday.

Burkina Faso declares emergency in provinces hit by jihadist violence

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso is declaring a state of emergency in provinces grappling with jihadist violence, Communications Minister Remis Fulgance Dandjinou said on Monday.

Thousands in first big protest against Burkina leader

Ouagadougou - Thousands of opposition supporters took to the streets of the Burkinabe capital Ouagadougou on Saturday, the first major protest against the leadership of President Roch Marc Christian Kabore.

Blast kills eight soldiers in new blow to jihadist-hit Burkina

Ouagadougou - Eight soldiers were killed by a blast in northern Burkina Faso on Wednesday, in the latest blow to the poor Sahel country grappling with jihadism.

Blast kills eight soldiers in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou - Eight soldiers were killed on Wednesday by a blast in the troubled north of Burkina Faso, President Roch Marc Christian Kabore announced.

At least nine killed in Burkina Faso twin attacks

Ouagadougou - At least nine civilians have been killed in twin attacks in eastern Burkina Faso, a poor West African country where jihadists have been gaining ground in recent months, local authorities said Saturday.

Blast kills two soldiers in tense Burkina region

Ouagadougou - Two soldiers died and six were wounded Wednesday when a roadside bomb struck their vehicle in eastern Burkina Faso, a poor Sahel state where Islamist unrest is gaining ground, security sources said.

Thousands attend funerals of 7 Burkina Faso troops dead in blast

Ouagadougou - Thousands of people attended the funerals of seven soldiers killed in a roadside bombing in eastern Burkina Faso, in a ceremony held under tight security on Friday.

Three dead in anti-terror operation in Burkina capital

Ouagadougou - Three suspected jihadists were killed and one was captured Tuesday in a pre-dawn raid by security forces on a house in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, the defence ministry said.

Three dead in anti-terror operation in Burkina capital

Ouagadougou - Three suspected jihadists were killed and one was captured Tuesday in a pre-dawn raid by security forces on a house in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, the defence ministry said.

Fear and exodus on front line of jihadist fight in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou - On the edge of the forbidding Sahara in the dusty northern market town of Djibo, Burkina Faso's battle against jihadism is at its most acute.This impoverished corner of West Africa has always seemed distant from the central government in Ouagadougou.

Burkina Faso arrests likely key attack suspect: govt source

Ouagadougou - A suspected key figure in the deadly Burkina Faso attacks has been arrested, a government source said Sunday, adding that there were suspicions of complicity by the army.

Six attackers killed in Burkina assault

Ouagadougou - Six people were killed in the Burkina Faso capital of Ouagadougou on Friday when they attacked the French embassy and the country's military headquarters, the government said, adding that members of the security forces had also been wounded.

Dozens dead in attacks on Burkina military HQ, French embassy

Ouagadougou - Twin attacks on the French embassy in Burkina Faso and the country's military headquarters Friday left dozens dead or wounded, security sources said.

Attacks hit French embassy, military HQ in Burkina capital

Ouagadougou - The capital of Burkina Faso came under multiple attacks on Friday, targeting the French embassy, the French cultural centre and the country's military headquarters, an AFP reporter and witnesses said.
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