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41 killed in Burkina Faso ambush including volunteer leader

Dec. 26, 2021 11:51 AM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Islamic extremists killed 41 people last week in an attack in northern Burkina Faso, including the prominent leader of a volunteer group helping the country's military, the government said. Alkassoum Maiga, the government spokesman, announced two...

Burkina Faso, Niger force says it has killed 100 extremists

Dec. 10, 2021 09:22 AM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's military says that its joint operation with Niger's army has killed at least 100 extremist rebels. The Burkina Faso armed forces said on Friday that its joint force with neighboring Niger also arrested 20 suspects and seized...

Burkina Faso's prime minister is fired amid growing violence

Dec. 09, 2021 11:34 AM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Burkina Faso’s prime minister has been fired amid escalating jihadi violence that’s killed thousands and displaced more than 1 million people. President Roch Marc Christian Kabore sacked his prime minister amid weeks of anti-government protests in...

UN rights chief: Burkina Faso is facing a security crisis

Dec. 01, 2021 13:49 PM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — If insecurity in Burkina Faso keeps up, the West African nation could spiral into a humanitarian and human rights “catastrophe,” the U.N. human rights chief said Wednesday. Michelle Bachelet, the U.N. high commissioner for human...

Burkina Faso security forces fire tear gas at protesters

Nov. 27, 2021 10:13 AM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Security forces fired tear gas at protesters throwing rocks in Burkina Faso’s capital on Saturday, as tensions rose across the conflict-riddled nation with the population angry at the government’s inability to stem violence linked to al-Qaida and the...

Attack by extremists in Burkina Faso kills at least 19

Nov. 23, 2021 13:28 PM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — At least 19 people, including nine security force members, have been killed during an attack by suspected extremists in Burkina Faso, the government-press agency said Tuesday. The attack Sunday in Foube in the Center-North region also...