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Burkina's anti-jihad volunteers stir praise and controversy

Ouagadougou - To some, they are doughty fighters who with meagre resources put their lives on the line.To others, they are an undisciplined band -- a "death squad," according to one -- that has carried out summary justice and inflamed ethnic tensions.

Jihadist bloodshed brings Burkina Faso to its knees

Ouagadougou - Little more than five years ago, Burkina Faso was on the up, priding itself as a favoured tourist destination for well-heeled Europeans.

More than two million facing hunger in Burkina Faso: government

Ouagadougou - More than a tenth of the population in Burkina Faso, a drought-stricken West African country plagued by jihadist violence, is at risk of hunger, according to government figures issued on Thursday.

First virus death in Sub-Saharan Africa as WHO warns 'prepare for worst'

Ouagadougou - Sub-Saharan Africa has recorded its first COVID-19 death, a high-ranking politician in Burkina Faso, as the head of the World Health Organisation urged the continent to "prepare for the worst".

First virus death in Sub-Saharan Africa as WHO warns 'prepare for worst'

Ouagadougou - Sub-Saharan Africa on Wednesday recorded its first COVID-19 death, a high-ranking politician in Burkina Faso, as the head of the World Health Organisation urged the continent to "prepare for the worst".

Roadside bomb kills children on bus in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou - Fourteen civilians, mostly schoolchildren, died Saturday when a roadside bomb blew up their bus in northwestern Burkina Faso, a security source told AFP.

UN, Pope voice solidarity with Burkina Faso after jihadist attack

Ouagadougou - A jihadist attack that left 42 dead in the north of Burkina Faso, the worst assault in the country for five years, plunged the nation into mourning over Christmas and sparked messages of solidarity from the United Nations and Pope Francis.

37 killed in Burkina Faso's deadliest attack in five years

Ouagadougou - An ambush on a convoy transporting employees of a Canadian mining company in Burkina Faso killed 37 people on Wednesday, the deadliest attack in nearly five years of jihadist violence in the West African country.

16 killed in Burkina Faso mosque attack: security sources

Ouagadougou - Sixteen people died and two were seriously injured in an attack on a mosque in Burkina Faso's volatile north, security sources said Saturday.

W.African leaders agree billion-dollar anti-jihadist plan

Ouagadougou - West African leaders on Saturday announced a billion-dollar plan to fight the rising problem of jihadist violence in the region, at a summit in Burkina Faso.

W.African leaders agree billion-dollar anti-jihadist plan

Ouagadougou - West African leaders on Saturday announced a billion-dollar plan to fight the rising problem of jihadist violence in the region, at a summit in Burkina Faso.

Nineteen killed in Burkina Faso's volatile north

Ouagadougou - Nineteen people died in an attack on a village in the troubled north of Burkina Faso, a security source said Monday.

Four dead in new attack on Burkina Faso Christians

Ouagadougou - Four people were killed Sunday at a Catholic church in northern Burkina Faso in the latest in a series of attacks on Christian targets in the region, according to a bishop in the region and a security source.

Gunmen kill four at Catholic parade in Burkina Faso: church

Ouagadougou - Gunmen killed four Catholics in a religious procession in northern Burkina Faso a day after a priest and five parishioners were murdered at mass, church officials said Tuesday.

Gunmen kill six during Catholic mass in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou - Gunmen killed a priest and five parishioners during mass Sunday in an attack on a Catholic church in Dablo, northern Burkina Faso, security sources and a local official said.

Jihadists kill pastor, four others in Burkina church attack

Ouagadougou - Gunmen killed four worshippers and a pastor in the first jihadist attack on a church in Burkina Faso, security and local sources said Monday, in the latest violence to rock the formerly peaceful west African nation.

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.
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