Burkina Faso: Dozens of Rebels Killed in Raids

Burkina Faso: Dozens of Rebels Killed in Raids

OUAGADOUGOU, 26 July 2021 – Officials in Burkina Faso say the country’s army has destroyed a base of armed rebels, killing dozens of rebels. The country’s army described the location its forces destroyed in the northern part of the country as a “terrorist base”....
Burkina Faso: All Artisanal Mines to be Closed

Burkina Faso: All Artisanal Mines to be Closed

OUAGADOUGOU, 8 June 2021 – All artisanal mines have been ordered closed in Burkina Faso’s northern Sahel province, after a series of recent attacks left at least 174 people dead. Authorities in the capital, Ouagadougou, said the order was coming into force at midnight...
Burkina Faso: Death Toll in Attacks Rises to 174

Burkina Faso: Death Toll in Attacks Rises to 174

OUAGADOUGOU, 6 June 2021 – The death toll in attacks on civilians in two villages in northern Burkina Faso on Friday night has risen to 174. Over the last 24 hours, the death toll has risen by 41 more civilian deaths. The two attacks hit Solhan village, situated in...
Burkina Faso: Gunmen Killed 132 Civilians

Burkina Faso: Gunmen Killed 132 Civilians

OUAGADOUGOU, 6 June 2021 – A total of 132 civilians have been confirmed killed following two Friday night attacks on two villages in northern Burkina Faso. The latest death toll has been updated to include 16 other victims who were not counted when the government of...
Burkina Faso: Gunmen Kill at least 114 Civilians

Burkina Faso: Gunmen Kill at least 114 Civilians

OUAGADOUGOU, 5 June 2021 – At least 114 civilians have been killed in a Friday night attack on Solhan village in the northern part of Burkina Faso. Assailants arrived the village, situated in Yagha province, near the eastern border with Niger, riding on motorbikes,...
Burkina Faso: Death Toll in Attacks Rises to 174

Burkina Faso: Eight Jihardists Killed

OUAGADOUGOU, 5 May 2021 – Eight of the assailants who last month killed two Spanish journalists and an Irish man in the eastern region of Burkina Faso, have been shot dead during a military raid of the insurgents’ base. The eight gunmen were “neutralized” on...
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