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Five West African states to set up Sahel anti-terror force

Five West African countries have agreed to form an anti-terrorism force to jointly fight jihadist militants in the Sahel region. "The G5 Sahel joint force...

Twelve Burkinabe soldiers killed near Malian border

Twelve Burkinabe soldiers were killed in an attack on their army post near the Malian border on Friday, Burkina Faso's president Roch Kabore said. Several...

Burkina Faso foils coup attempt, minister says

Burkina Faso's government has foiled a coup attempt involving the former presidential guard, a senior government minister was reported as saying Friday. The...

Burkina Faso mourns 29 victims of terrorist siege of cafe, hotel

Burkina Faso's government began its first day of national mourning Sunday as authorities raised the death toll to 29 victims in a terrorist siege of a popular...

Burkina Faso mourns 28 victims of terrorist siege of cafe, hotel

Burkina Faso's government began its first day of national mourning on Sunday as authorities worked to identify the 28 victims killed in a terrorist siege of a...

Foreigners confirmed dead in terrorist siege in Burkina Faso

Al-Qaeda militants in Burkina Faso killed 26 people from several countries in an attack on a cafe and a luxury hotel in the capital, which ended after raids by...

Burkina Faso government confirms 26 dead in terrorist siege

Al-Qaeda militants in Burkina Faso killed 26 people in attacks on a cafe and a luxury hotel, where the gunmen held hostages until raids by security forces on...

Six Canadians killed in Burkina Faso terror attack, Trudeau condemns

Canada "strongly condemns" the terrorist attack on a luxury hotel in Burkina Faso's capital that killed at least 26 people, including six Canadians, Prime...

Suspected extremists kidnap Austrian couple in Burkina Faso

An Austrian couple was abducted by suspected Islamist extremists in the West African state of Burkina Faso early Saturday, the country's interior ministry said...

Ambassador: 27 dead in Burkina Faso attacks

Militant attacks on a cafe and hotel in Ouagadougou killed 27 people, the French ambassador to Burkina Faso says. Gilles Thibault writes on Twitter that...

Burkina Faso hotel siege ends with 126 hostages freed

Security forces ended the hours-long siege of a luxury hotel in Burkina Faso's capital by suspected al-Qaeda gunmen, freeing 126 hostages and killing three...

20 people killed, hostages taken in terrorism attack in Burkina Faso

At least 20 people were killed Friday in a terrorist attack on a restaurant and hotel in the capital of the western African country of Burkina Faso....

Burkina Faso president names himself defence minister

Newly elected Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore named himself his country's defence minister on Wednesday. Kabore, 58, also appointed...
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