Burkina Faso: Six Killed in Attacks

Burkina Faso: Six Killed in Attacks

OUAGADOUGOU, 7 January 2021 – Six people have been confirmed killed in an attack in the northern region of Burkina Faso by suspected jihadists. Local officials confirmed the death toll Wednesday. They identified two of the victims and the three others injured as...
Niger: National Mourning for 100 Killed

Niger: National Mourning for 100 Killed

NIAMEY, 5 January 2021 – Niger has declared three days of mourning in loving remembrance of over 100 people killed Saturday in attacks by gunmen in two villages near the border with Mali. Niger’s Prime Minister Brigi Rafini confirmed the higher death toll after...
Burkina Faso: President Kabore Sworn In

Burkina Faso: President Kabore Sworn In

OUAGADOUGOU, 29 December 2020 – Burkina Faso’s President Roch Marc Christian Kabore was sworn into office Monday at an oath swearing ceremony in Ouagadougou. Kabore pledged before the 1,200 people in attendance and millions gathered before television sets across the...
Burkina Faso: Seven Soldiers Killed in Ambush

Burkina Faso: Seven Soldiers Killed in Ambush

OUAGADOUGOU, 11 November 2020 – Seven soldiers were shot dead Wednesday after a patrol of the Burkinabe security forces was ambushed in the northern part of the country. The incident occurred between Tin Akoff and Beldiabe in Oudalan Province, which borders...
Burkina Faso: Six Years Ago, Compaore was Ousted

Burkina Faso: Six Years Ago, Compaore was Ousted

OUAGADOUGOU, 2 November 2020 – It is exactly six years this 31 October 2020 since mammoth protests in the streets of Burkina Faso forced former Burkinabe Presdent Blaise Compaore to flee into exile, abandoning his quest to hang on to power. Protesters stormed...
Burkina Faso: Elections Campaigns Open

Burkina Faso: Elections Campaigns Open

OUAGADOUGOU, 3 November 2020 – Election campaigns are officially underway in Burkina Faso. Campaigns opened Saturday, 31 October 2020 ahead of legislative and presidential elections slated for 22 November 2020. Thirteen candidates, including incumbent R. M....
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