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Suspected jihadi bomb hits convoy in Burkina Faso; 35 dead

Sep. 06, 2022 08:19 AM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A suspected jihadi roadside bomb has hit a convoy in northern Burkina Faso, killing at least 35 people and injuring dozens more. The supply convoy escorted by the army was hit Monday while driving between Bourzanga and Djibo towns with one of the...

Burkina Faso bishop says American nun freed by captors

Aug. 31, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — An 83-year-old American nun kidnapped from her bed in Burkina Faso earlier this year has been released by her captors unharmed, Catholic church officials in the West African nation said Wednesday. Sister Suellen Tennyson had been abducted by 10...

15 soldiers killed by roadside bombs in north Burkina Faso

Aug. 10, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — At least 15 soldiers were killed in northern Burkina Faso when their vehicles hit land mines, including a rescue team that hit a second explosive device when they were rushing to help, the army said. The explosions took place in the Bam area of the...

Burkina Faso junta faced with protests over exiled ex-leader

Jul. 08, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Protesters in Burkina Faso demonstrated Friday against the return of former President Blaise Compaore, as the ruling junta faltered in its efforts to hold a summit on the crisis of jihadi violence. Compaore, the longtime military strongman ousted by...

Burkina Faso's ex-leader Compaore returns for crisis meeting

Jul. 07, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's former President Blaise Compaore returned to the West African country Thursday, the first time since being ousted in a popular uprising eight years ago. The former leader arrived at the Ouagadougou airport, according to Western...

Burkina Faso's ex-President Blaise Compaore returns from exile for a meeting of former leaders on the country's future

Jul. 07, 2022 13:41 PM EDT
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's ex-President Blaise Compaore returns from exile for a meeting of former leaders on the country's future.

Jihadi attacks kill 22 people in Burkina Faso, officials say

Jul. 04, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Attacks by jihadis killed at least 22 people in northwestern Burkina Faso and also injured others, the government said Monday. The “cowardly and barbaric” attack occurred late Sunday in the commune of Bourasso in Kossi province, Babo Pierre...