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Burkina's Kabore says opposition leader congratulated him on victory

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore said Friday he had received the congratulations of the leader of the opposition, a day after official results showed he was re-elected by a landslide.

Burkina's Kabore says opposition leader congratulated him on victory 

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore said Friday he had received the congratulations of the leader of the opposition, a day after official results showed he was re-elected by a landslide.

Burkina Faso president Kabore wins re-election in landslide

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore was re-elected by a landslide, according to election results announced Thursday, which the opposition "reserved the right" to challenge.

Burkina Faso incumbent Kabore wins presidential election

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has won a second term after gaining an outright majority in the first round of elections, the country's electoral board announced Thursday."Mr Kabore... with 57.

Burkina president far ahead at midway point in vote count

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's president, Roch Marc Christian Kabore, notched up a hefty lead Wednesday in results announced from more than half of the country's voting districts following weekend elections.

Accept election result, say parties backing B.Faso president

Ouagadougou - Parties backing the president in Burkina Faso on Tuesday called for "respect of the results" of the presidential and parliamentary elections after the opposition threatened to reject them.

Jihadist threat keeps 300,000 voters from Burkina polls

Ouagadougou - Hundreds of thousands of voters in Burkina Faso were unable to cast ballots in Sunday's general election due to security threats, officials said, as the West African nation grapples with a growing jihadist insurgency.

Burkina Faso goes to the polls in shadow of jihadist threat

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso will vote in a general election Sunday in the shadow of a growing jihadist insurgency, and with opposition candidates warning of a "massive fraud" at the polls.

In jihadist-hit Burkina areas, no elections -- and no state

Dori - Two days before Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore held a campaign rally in the northern town of Dori earlier this month, the body of a driver for a regional MP was found 15 kilometres (nine miles) away.

$1.7 bln pledged in aid to save Sahel from 'breaking point'

Geneva - International donors agreed Tuesday to give $1.7 billion in humanitarian aid to the central Sahel, after the United Nations said the northern African region plagued by violence and climate change was at "breaking point".

Almost 150 extrajudicial killings by Malian, Burkinabe troops: UN

Bamako - Almost 150 people were extrajudicially killed by Malian and Burkinabe security forces in Mali between April and June, the UN said Thursday.

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.

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".

Western couple seized in Burkina Faso two years ago found in Mali

Bamako - A Canadian woman and her Italian partner kidnapped in Burkina Faso in 2018 have been found in good health in the northwest of Mali after fleeing their captors and were set to be repatriated, diplomatic and UN sources said on Saturday.

Western couple abducted in Burkina in 2018 found alive in Mali

Bamako - A Canadian woman and her Italian partner kidnapped in Burkina Faso in 2018 have been found alive in the northwest of Mali by UN peacekeepers, diplomatic and UN sources said on Saturday.

UN non-essential staff to work from home

New York - All United Nations staff at its headquarters in New York were told Friday to work from home for at least three weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak unless it was essential for them to be present.

Islamic State replaces al-Qaeda as Enemy No. 1 in Sahel

Bamako - Brutal attacks that have killed nearly 300 people in less than two months have propelled the Islamic State to the status of the Sahel's most-feared jihadist group, eclipsing al-Qaeda, experts say.

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.

French and Sahel soldiers step up campaign against jihadists

It was the heart of the forest and there, in a marsh, lay a carpet of water lilies, their delicacy unveiled in the dawn light.

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.

Despite Western-backed response, Sahel jihadists gaining ground

Abidjan - Jihadists are scoring gains in the Sahel, defying efforts by five countries in the fragile region to fight back with Western help against Islamist militancy.

Benin mourns slain tour guide, 'one of the best'

Natitingou - At Natitingou in northern Benin, visitors mingled with locals to pay their condolences to the family of Fiacre Gbedji, a tour guide murdered by jihadists when they kidnapped two French tourists in the Pendjari National Park.

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.
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