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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.

'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.
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