Burkina Faso

Country Burkina Faso
Capital Ouagadougou
Continent Africa
Currency West African CFA franc(XOF)
Languages French, Mòoré, Mandinka & Bambara

Ouagadougou

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Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) achieved independence from France in 1960. Repeated military coups during the 1970s and 1980s were followed by multiparty elections in the early 1990s. Current President Blaise COMPAORE came to power in a 1987 military coup and has won every election since then. Burkina Faso's high population density and limited natural resources result in poor economic prospects for the majority of its citizens. Recent unrest in Cote d'Ivoire and northern Ghana has hindered the ability of several hundred thousand seasonal Burkinabe farm workers to find employment in neighboring countries.

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French troops free hostages in Burkina Faso - BBC News
  1. French troops free hostages in Burkina Faso  BBC News
  2. Two soldiers killed in French-led rescue of four hostages in Burkina Faso  CNN
  3. Two French Soldiers Are Killed in Raid That Frees Four Hostages in Burkina Faso  The New York Times
  4. French ex-hostages arrive in Burkina Faso capital, pay tribute to soldiers killed  FRANCE 24
  5. Burkina Faso hostages freed: 2 French troops killed freeing hostages in West Africa today  CBS News
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Burkina Faso ex-president offers to return to broker peace deal - Aljazeera.comBurkina Faso ex-president offers to return to broker peace deal  Aljazeera.com

Blaise Compaore led successful negotiations with armed groups in the past, but the government has no plans to allow him to return to the country.



Burkina Faso Wracked by Escalating Violence - The New York TimesBurkina Faso Wracked by Escalating Violence  The New York Times

A once-stable country is plagued by extremists pouring over its northern border, restive farmers and herdsmen battling for land, and militias bent on tit-for-tat ...



Mali police killed in attack in Koury near Burkina Faso border - The Defense PostMali police killed in attack in Koury near Burkina Faso border  The Defense Post

Four civilians, two Malian police officers and a customs officer were killed in an attack on a border post on Mali's frontier with Burkina Faso, security sources and ...



Four killed in ambush on Catholic parade in Burkina Faso - CNNFour killed in ambush on Catholic parade in Burkina Faso  CNN

Four people were killed and a statue of the Virgin Mary was destroyed in an attack on parishioners during a religious procession in Burkina Faso, church officials ...



Gunmen Kill at Least 6 in Church Attack in Burkina Faso - The New York TimesGunmen Kill at Least 6 in Church Attack in Burkina Faso  The New York Times

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Gunmen killed a pastor and five congregants at a Roman Catholic church in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday, the ...



France Honors 2 Commandos Killed During Raid In Burkina Faso - NPRFrance Honors 2 Commandos Killed During Raid In Burkina Faso  NPR

On Tuesday, France honored two commandos killed during a raid to rescue hostages in Burkina Faso last week. In addition to the French hostages, the ...



6 Killed in Attack on Church in Burkina Faso - The New York Times6 Killed in Attack on Church in Burkina Faso  The New York Times

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Six people, including a pastor, were killed in an attack on a Christian church in Burkina Faso, a government spokesman said.



Burkina Faso minister warns terrorists gain ground in Sahel - Washington PostBurkina Faso minister warns terrorists gain ground in Sahel  Washington Post

The foreign minister of Burkina Faso is warning that terrorist activity in Africa's volatile Sahel region is gaining ground and there is “a very real risk” of ...



Christians seek refuge after deadly Burkina attack - Africanews in EnglishChristians seek refuge after deadly Burkina attack  Africanews in English

Concerned about a rise in violence against Christians in Burkina Faso, Pastor Jacques Ouedraogo changed the time of his Sunday *service* as a precaution.



Video: Burkina Faso president vows to defeat extremist groups - africanewsVideo: Burkina Faso president vows to defeat extremist groups  africanews

President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré's remarks came after a spate of attacks targeting Christian worshippers.



WATCHING NOW Hostages rescued by French soldiers in Burkina Faso - CityNews VancouverWATCHING NOW Hostages rescued by French soldiers in Burkina Faso  CityNews Vancouver

Four foreign nationals being held hostage in Burkina Faso have been rescued during a nighttime raid by French Special Forces. As Caryn Ceolin reports, two of ...



Burkina Faso: Spanish Salesian priest killed, another injured - Independent Catholic NewsBurkina Faso: Spanish Salesian priest killed, another injured  Independent Catholic News

A Spanish priest, Father Fernando Fernandez, was stabbed to death, and another injured on Friday evening, 17 May in the Don Bosco centre of Bobo-Dioulasso ...



Two soldiers killed in hostage rescue in Burkina Faso - CNNTwo soldiers killed in hostage rescue in Burkina Faso  CNN

French forces freed four hostages, including an American and South Korean, during a night-time rescue in Burkina Faso in which two soldiers were killed, ...



‘Terrorists’ kill 1 in attack in northern Burkina Faso city of Ouahigouya - The Defense Post‘Terrorists’ kill 1 in attack in northern Burkina Faso city of Ouahigouya  The Defense Post

One person died and two were injured early in an attack on a toll booth in Ouahigouya, the biggest city in Burkina Faso's north.



'A life given is not a life lost': France honours troops slain in Burkina Faso hostage raid - FRANCE 24'A life given is not a life lost': France honours troops slain in Burkina Faso hostage raid  FRANCE 24

France on Tuesday paid its final respects to two commandos killed during a raid to rescue two French hostages in the Sahel region of Africa last week. Read our ...



Kalashnikovs and no-go zones: east Burkina Faso falls to militants - The GuardianKalashnikovs and no-go zones: east Burkina Faso falls to militants  The Guardian

Locals say they live in fear of violence and face harsh punishment for breaking rules.



Two French soldiers killed in Burkina Faso hostage rescue - The Irish TimesTwo French soldiers killed in Burkina Faso hostage rescue  The Irish Times

Special forces personnel slain by Islamists in operation carried out under cover of dark.



Bt cotton lessons from Burkina Faso - Daily NationBt cotton lessons from Burkina Faso  Daily Nation

At a forum on biotech crops and the Big Four Agenda at the University of Nairobi on April 24, critics of biotechnology, citing the Burkina Faso cotton fiasco, ...



Weaving a brighter future for plastic in Burkina Faso - UN EnvironmentWeaving a brighter future for plastic in Burkina Faso  UN Environment

As the sun beats down on a traditional loom in Burkina Faso's morning heat, a curious shiny material starts to emerge. Not your usual cotton texture, the weft ...



UN condemns deadly attack on Burkina Faso church - UN NewsUN condemns deadly attack on Burkina Faso church  UN News

Senior UN officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres have voiced their outrage at a deadly attack on a Catholic church in the north of Burkina Faso ...



Terror Attacks on the Rise in Burkina Faso - Voice of AmericaTerror Attacks on the Rise in Burkina Faso  Voice of America

Violence fueled by extremists is on the rise in the West African nation of Burkina Faso and appears to be getting worse. In April more than 65 people died in ...



US Strengthens Partnership With Burkina Faso > US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > Story - Department of DefenseUS Strengthens Partnership With Burkina Faso > US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > Story  Department of Defense

The District of Columbia National Guard is partnered with two nations as part of the State Partnership Program. Its most recent partnership was formalized in ...



6 Killed in Catholic Church Attack - Burkina Faso - ReliefWeb6 Killed in Catholic Church Attack - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Burkina Faso about Protection and Human Rights; published on 12 May 2019 by VOA.



Qatar delivers 24 military vehicles to Burkina Faso – Middle East Monitor - Middle East MonitorQatar delivers 24 military vehicles to Burkina Faso – Middle East Monitor  Middle East Monitor

Qatar has donated military hardware to Burkina Faso in an effort to support the West African country's battle against militant groups. Defence and security online ...



Gunmen kill six in attack on church in Burkina Faso - Reuters AfricaGunmen kill six in attack on church in Burkina Faso  Reuters Africa

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Gunmen killed six people in an attack on a Catholic church in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday, the mayor of Dablo town, where ...



Pastor and 5 Other Christians Killed in Burkina Faso Church Attack - CBN NewsPastor and 5 Other Christians Killed in Burkina Faso Church Attack  CBN News

A Burkina Faso government spokesman says six people, including a pastor, have been killed in an attack on a Christian church in the country's north.



2 French tourists go missing in Benin near Burkina Faso - Fox News2 French tourists go missing in Benin near Burkina Faso  Fox News

Authorities in the West African nation of Benin say that two French tourists are feared to have been kidnapped in a wildlife park near the border with Burkina ...



Burkina Faso cotton production plummets after phasing out GMO crop - Alliance for ScienceBurkina Faso cotton production plummets after phasing out GMO crop  Alliance for Science

Last April, the Inter-professional Cotton Association of Burkina (AICB), an industry body comprising farmers and other sector players, set a production target of ...



How Ansar al Islam Gains Popular Support in Burkina Faso - Critical Threats ProjectHow Ansar al Islam Gains Popular Support in Burkina Faso  Critical Threats Project

The activities of Ansar al Islam, a Salafi-jihadi group in Burkina Faso, shows how permitting instability and conflict to fester for year...



US training program in Burkina Faso seeks to stabilize ‘core region’ - The Defense PostUS training program in Burkina Faso seeks to stabilize ‘core region’  The Defense Post

After signing a comprehensive training partnership in February, the District of Columbia National Guard and Armed Forces of Burkina Faso are working to put ...



Humanitarian Crisis in the Sahel: Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso (May 2019) - Mali - ReliefWebHumanitarian Crisis in the Sahel: Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso (May 2019) - Mali  ReliefWeb

Violence and insecurity have escalated to unprecedented levels in parts of Burkina Faso, Mali and western Niger. The impact on the affected people is dramatic.



Hostages thank French special forces for rescue from militants in Burkina Faso | Watch News Videos Online - Globalnews.caHostages thank French special forces for rescue from militants in Burkina Faso | Watch News Videos Online  Globalnews.ca

Hostages freed by French commandos from militants in Burkina Faso offered their condolences on Saturday to the families of the two French soldiers killed in the ...



IRC Needs assessment report: Burkina Faso – Sahel Region (Djibo town), April 14, 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebIRC Needs assessment report: Burkina Faso – Sahel Region (Djibo town), April 14, 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English Assessment on Burkina Faso about Food and Nutrition, Health, Aged Persons, Children and more; published on 14 Apr 2019 by IRC.



Burkina Faso : Key Message Update April 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso : Key Message Update April 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Burkina Faso about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, IDPs and more; published on 24 Apr 2019 by FEWS NET.



Burkina Faso's promising strategy to eradicate malaria - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso's promising strategy to eradicate malaria - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Last year on World Malaria Day, Burkina Faso's president, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, pledged to eradicate malaria in the country by 2030. While the disease ...



Burkina Faso Price Bulletin, April 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso Price Bulletin, April 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Burkina Faso about Agriculture and Food and Nutrition; published on 30 Apr 2019 by FEWS NET.



Burkina Faso, Mali & Niger: Humanitarian Snapshot (As of 6 May 2019) - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso, Mali & Niger: Humanitarian Snapshot (As of 6 May 2019) - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Escalating violence and insecurity have prompted an unprecedented humanitarian crisis in parts of Burkina Faso, Mali and western Niger. Across the region, the ...



DC National Guard joins Burkina Faso to fight terrorism - WTOPDC National Guard joins Burkina Faso to fight terrorism  WTOP

U.S. military officials and representatives of Burkina Faso's military met at the Pentagon on May 1 to solidify a commitment between the District of Columbia ...



Burkina Faso attacks: Beef up security – Ghanaian churches told - GhanaWebBurkina Faso attacks: Beef up security – Ghanaian churches told  GhanaWeb

Mr Emmanuel Kutin, the Executive Director of the African Centre for Security and Counter-Terrorism, has asked all churches in Ghana to beef up their security ...



WFP Burkina Faso Country Brief, January 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebWFP Burkina Faso Country Brief, January 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Burkina Faso about Agriculture, Education, Children, IDPs and more; published on 31 Jan 2019 by WFP.



Mohammad receives President of Burkina Faso - Gulf NewsMohammad receives President of Burkina Faso  Gulf News

Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed, Christian Kaboré discuss ways to boost bilateral relations.



Burkina Faso: lawyers protest against judicial shutdown - africanewsBurkina Faso: lawyers protest against judicial shutdown  africanews

A hundred Burkinabe lawyers took to the streets of Ouagadougou on Monday to condemn the shutdown of the judiciary, which has paralysed judicial activities in ...



Attack on Catholic Church in Burkina Faso leaves six dead - 9news.com.auAttack on Catholic Church in Burkina Faso leaves six dead  9news.com.au

Six people were killed Sunday during mass at a Catholic church in central Burkina Faso, according to state media. Added9 days ago.



UNICEF Burkina Faso Humanitarian Situation Report No. 1, January-March 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebUNICEF Burkina Faso Humanitarian Situation Report No. 1, January-March 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Burkina Faso about Contributions, Coordination, Children, IDPs and more; published on 31 Mar 2019 by UNICEF.



Four Catholics killed in Burkina Faso religious procession - The PunchFour Catholics killed in Burkina Faso religious procession  The Punch

Four Catholics were killed in an attack on a religious procession in north Burkina Faso the day after gunmen killed a priest and five parishioners ...



Sahel: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, the Niger and Senegal Regional overview - April 2019 - Mali - ReliefWebSahel: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, the Niger and Senegal Regional overview - April 2019 - Mali  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Mali and 5 other countries about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition and IDPs; published on 29 Apr 2019 by FAO.



Who's Who: Waleed bin Abdulrahman Al-Homoodi, Saudi ambassador to Burkina Faso - ArabnewsWho's Who: Waleed bin Abdulrahman Al-Homoodi, Saudi ambassador to Burkina Faso  Arabnews

Dr. Waleed bin Abdulrahman Al-Homoodi has been Saudi ambassador to Burkina Faso since September 2016. Prior to that, he was director general of ...



Islamic State, Largely Defeated at Home, Is Rebuilding in Africa - BloombergIslamic State, Largely Defeated at Home, Is Rebuilding in Africa  Bloomberg

Sitting cross-legged with a Kalashnikov rifle by his side, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of Islamic State, used his first video appearance in five years to reassure ...



Gunmen kill six during Catholic mass in Dablo, Burkina Faso - Yahoo NewsGunmen kill six during Catholic mass in Dablo, Burkina Faso  Yahoo News

Gunmen killed a priest and five parishioners during mass Sunday in an attack on a Catholic church in Dablo, in the West African nation of Burkina Faso, security ...



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World Bank bans Chinese firm for falsifying power contract in Ghana, Burkina Faso - Myjoyonline.comWorld Bank bans Chinese firm for falsifying power contract in Ghana, Burkina Faso  Myjoyonline.com

The World Bank has imposed a 15-month ban on Chinese company, Sieyuan Electric Co., Ltd after it emerged that the company falsified its contract in a funded ...



Burkinabe nationals fleeing to Ghana through Sissala enclave - BusinessGhanaBurkinabe nationals fleeing to Ghana through Sissala enclave  BusinessGhana

Over 1000 migrant from northern Burkina Faso have fled their home country to settle along the Sissala enclave as...



AFCON 2019: NFF Shops Burkina Faso, Benin to Replace Ghana - THISDAY NewspapersAFCON 2019: NFF Shops Burkina Faso, Benin to Replace Ghana  THISDAY Newspapers

From Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is lining up a friendly match with either Burkina Faso or Benin Republic for the Super ...



Ghana Immigration Service profiling Burkinabe immigrants | General News 2019-05-21 - GhanaWebGhana Immigration Service profiling Burkinabe immigrants | General News 2019-05-21  GhanaWeb

Officials of the Ghana Immigration *Service* in the Sissala East Municipality of the Upper West Region have commenced a mass registration exercise of all illegal ...



Report: Everton interested in signing Burkina Faso international - The Boot RoomReport: Everton interested in signing Burkina Faso international  The Boot Room

Everton are reportedly interested in signing Bertrand Traore from Lyon this summer, with the former Chelsea man struggling for starts in France.



'Ghanaians feel insecure' – Mahama wants gov't action - GhanaWeb'Ghanaians feel insecure' – Mahama wants gov't action  GhanaWeb

Former President John Mahama has given his assessment of the country's security situation, describing it as poor. “My assessment will be based on how ...



More Than 60 Dead in Burkina Faso Violence - The New York TimesMore Than 60 Dead in Burkina Faso Violence  The New York Times

More than 60 people have been killed in tit-for-tat clashes between communities in northern Burkina Faso in recent days, the government said on Wednesday, ...



Burkina Faso - the country where it’s too dangerous to go to school - BBC NewsBurkina Faso - the country where it’s too dangerous to go to school  BBC News

Jihadist violence and other insecurity in northern Burkina Faso has forced 150000 children out of classrooms.



Burkina Faso piloting PrEP | UNAIDS - UNAIDSBurkina Faso piloting PrEP | UNAIDS  UNAIDS

For the past four months, Benjamin Sana has been regularly attending the Oasis Clinic in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, where he sees a doctor who gives him a ...



Burkina Faso says missing Quebec woman, companion alive - CityNews VancouverBurkina Faso says missing Quebec woman, companion alive  CityNews Vancouver

There is renewed hope a Canadian woman who vanished in the violence-torn West African nation of Burkina Faso will be brought home safe and sound. Apr 13 ...



US weighs sending drones, military advisers to Burkina Faso after terror uptick - CNNUS weighs sending drones, military advisers to Burkina Faso after terror uptick  CNN

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (CNN) The US is considering sending additional military advisers as well as intelligence and surveillance assets such as drones to ...



Insecurity in Southwestern Burkina Faso in the Context of an Expanding Insurgency - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebInsecurity in Southwestern Burkina Faso in the Context of an Expanding Insurgency - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

While much attention has focused on Burkina's north and, more recently, east, insecurity has been brewing in the country's southwestern regions, bordering the ...



Kirk Woodman: Canadian mine worker killed in Burkina Faso - BBC NewsKirk Woodman: Canadian mine worker killed in Burkina Faso  BBC News

A Canadian geologist kidnapped earlier this week in the West African nation of Burkina Faso has been killed, Canadian officials confirm. Kirk Woodman was ...



Burkina Faso: Prime Minister and cabinet resign from office - BBC NewsBurkina Faso: Prime Minister and cabinet resign from office  BBC News

The Prime Minister of Burkina Faso, Paul Kaba Thieba, has resigned from office along with his entire cabinet. No reason was given for the move, which was ...



Security Service Human Rights Violations in Burkina Faso - Council on Foreign RelationsSecurity Service Human Rights Violations in Burkina Faso  Council on Foreign Relations

According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), a respected and credible human rights non-governmental organization, Burkinabe security services have executed ...



'Alarming' Burkina Faso unrest threatens west African stability - The Guardian'Alarming' Burkina Faso unrest threatens west African stability  The Guardian

Reach of extremist groups could spread to Ghana, Togo and Benin, says US military chief.



Burkina Faso: Atrocities by Armed Islamists, Security Forces - Human Rights WatchBurkina Faso: Atrocities by Armed Islamists, Security Forces  Human Rights Watch

Atrocities by Islamist armed groups in Burkina Faso's northern Sahel Region and by security forces during counterterrorism operations have left scores dead and ...



Why is violence increasing in Burkina Faso? | Africa - Aljazeera.comWhy is violence increasing in Burkina Faso? | Africa  Aljazeera.com

The UN is warning of a deteriorating humanitarian crisis for Burkina Faso's 20 million people.



Continued insecurity hampering aid efforts in Burkina Faso - UNHCRContinued insecurity hampering aid efforts in Burkina Faso  UNHCR

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed at the continued insecurity, particularly in northern Burkina Faso, affecting civilians, including internally.



13 killed in intercommunal violence in Burkina Faso - Aljazeera.com13 killed in intercommunal violence in Burkina Faso  Aljazeera.com

Burkina Faso has seen a spike in attacks in recent months as armed groups seek increased influence across the Sahel.



How America’s Counterterror Strategy Helped Destabilize Burkina Faso - The InterceptHow America’s Counterterror Strategy Helped Destabilize Burkina Faso  The Intercept

Four years after a popular uprising, Burkina Faso is being attacked from all sides. Are the culprits terror groups or the former regime?



Mali refugees arrest: Fears in Burkina Faso - Aljazeera.comMali refugees arrest: Fears in Burkina Faso  Aljazeera.com

Refugees who escaped fighting in Mali by heading to neighbouring Burkina Faso say they could be attacked or arrested if they leave their camp in the town of ...



Roadside bombs kill Burkina Faso police and military personnel in the Gourma - The Defense PostRoadside bombs kill Burkina Faso police and military personnel in the Gourma  The Defense Post

Five members of the security forces were killed in roadside bomb attacks in Burkina Faso's East region at the weekend, officials said.



Five Burkina Faso gendarmes killed as ‘terrorists’ attack Oursi in the Sahel region - The Defense PostFive Burkina Faso gendarmes killed as ‘terrorists’ attack Oursi in the Sahel region  The Defense Post

Five Burkina Faso gendarmes were killed in a 'terrorist' attack at Oursi in the Sahel region in the country's north on Tuesday, February 5, in what the armed ...



Burkina Faso is fighting for democracy. Are the terrorists winning? - The Washington PostBurkina Faso is fighting for democracy. Are the terrorists winning?  The Washington Post

Burkina Faso was supposed to take an important step Sunday toward democracy. The West African nation was expected to adopt presidential term limits through ...



Canadian and Italian tourists feared kidnapped in Burkina Faso - BBC NewsCanadian and Italian tourists feared kidnapped in Burkina Faso  BBC News

The Canadian government is treating the disappearance of a woman from Quebec and her Italian friend in Burkina Faso as a kidnapping, media reports say.



Burkina Faso president overhauls army commands in wake of ‘terrorist’ attacks - The Defense PostBurkina Faso president overhauls army commands in wake of ‘terrorist’ attacks  The Defense Post

Burkina Faso is overhauling its army command in the face of a wave of attacks on security personnel, according to presidential decrees.



The middle domino Burkina Faso, west Africa’s linchpin, is losing its war on terror - The EconomistThe middle domino Burkina Faso, west Africa’s linchpin, is losing its war on terror  The Economist

THE CAPPUCCINO patisserie in the centre of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital, offers freshly baked croissants and that rare delicacy in west Africa, ...



Burkina Faso rights group says military ‘executed’ dozens during counter-terror operation - The Defense PostBurkina Faso rights group says military ‘executed’ dozens during counter-terror operation  The Defense Post

Burkina Faso rights group MBDHP accused the military of carrying out "summary executions of at least 60 people" during a February counter-terror operation.



Sahel instability spreading to coastal West Africa: Burkina Faso - ReutersSahel instability spreading to coastal West Africa: Burkina Faso  Reuters

MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - Islamist militants are increasing their activity in West Africa despite the establishment of a regional force to combat them in the ...



Burkina Faso showcases African films at festival - Aljazeera.comBurkina Faso showcases African films at festival  Aljazeera.com

African cinema is a growing market, estimated to be worth two billion dollars a year, and the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou is showing ...



Second Canadian national feared kidnapped in Burkina Faso - BBC NewsSecond Canadian national feared kidnapped in Burkina Faso  BBC News

A Canadian national has been abducted in northern Burkina Faso, according to media reports. The man was kidnapped on Tuesday night from a mine near the ...



Islamist Terrorism Spreads to Eastern Burkina Faso - Council on Foreign RelationsIslamist Terrorism Spreads to Eastern Burkina Faso  Council on Foreign Relations

On December 3, police officers killed six terrorists after a security patrol was ambushed in eastern Burkina Faso. Reports from the country in the past year point ...



UNHCR Burkina Faso Country Operation Update - April 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebUNHCR Burkina Faso Country Operation Update - April 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Burkina Faso about Contributions, Coordination, Children, IDPs and more; published on 08 Apr 2019 by UNHCR.



Burkina Faso Situation Report (Last updated: 5 Apr 2019) - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso Situation Report (Last updated: 5 Apr 2019) - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Burkina Faso about Education, Protection and Human Rights, Children, IDPs and more; published on 05 Apr 2019 by OCHA.



Thomas Sankara statue unveiled in Burkina Faso - QuartzThomas Sankara statue unveiled in Burkina Faso  Quartz

More than three decades after his assassination, Burkina Faso is celebrating Thomas Sankara with a new monument. Two years ago the revolutionary leader ...



10 killed in ‘terrorist attack’ in Sikire in northern Burkina Faso - The Defense Post10 killed in ‘terrorist attack’ in Sikire in northern Burkina Faso  The Defense Post

Ten people were killed and two wounded in a "terrorist attack" in Sikire in Soum province in northern Burkina Faso.



Burkina Faso: Dozens killed in clashes, UN chief condemns attacks - UN NewsBurkina Faso: Dozens killed in clashes, UN chief condemns attacks  UN News

More than 40 civilians have been reportedly killed during intercommunal clashes this week in northern Burkina Faso, prompting UN Secretary-General António ...



Four Burkina Faso gendarmes killed in attack on base in Barani near Mali border - The Defense PostFour Burkina Faso gendarmes killed in attack on base in Barani near Mali border  The Defense Post

Four Burkina Faso paramilitary police were killed on Thursday, March 28 in an attack on a base near the border with Mali, a region that sees frequent attacks by ...



Spreading violence triggers 'unprecedented' crisis in Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebSpreading violence triggers 'unprecedented' crisis in Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Burkina Faso about Protection and Human Rights and IDPs; published on 17 Apr 2019 by TNH.



Burkina Faso: 10 police officers killed in ambush - Aljazeera.comBurkina Faso: 10 police officers killed in ambush  Aljazeera.com

Security minister announces increase in police and army patrols in Toeni near Mali border after deadly attack.



FESPACO, Burkina Faso Film Festival celebrates 50 years - QuartzFESPACO, Burkina Faso Film Festival celebrates 50 years  Quartz

One of Africa's oldest film festivals will celebrate its 50th anniversary, in spite of the new threat of terrorism in the Sahel. The Pan-African Festival of Cinema and ...



Burkina Faso: Armed attacks in Arbinda, Flash Update No. 2 (16 April 2019) - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso: Armed attacks in Arbinda, Flash Update No. 2 (16 April 2019) - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Burkina Faso about Coordination, Education, Children, IDPs and more; published on 16 Apr 2019 by OCHA.



Kidnapped Canadian found dead, Burkina Faso officials say - The GuardianKidnapped Canadian found dead, Burkina Faso officials say  The Guardian

Kirk Woodman had been abducted by gunmen at mining site near border with Niger.



Burkina Faso, part 2: Communities buckle as conflict ripples through the Sahel - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso, part 2: Communities buckle as conflict ripples through the Sahel - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Burkina Faso about Protection and Human Rights; published on 18 Apr 2019 by TNH.



Burkina Faso extends state of emergency as attacks by militants surge - africanewsBurkina Faso extends state of emergency as attacks by militants surge  africanews

Burkina Faso's parliament voted on Friday to extend a state of emergency by six months in several northern provinces where attacks by Islamist militants have ...



Violence Sparks First Major Humanitarian Crisis in Burkina Faso - VOA NewsViolence Sparks First Major Humanitarian Crisis in Burkina Faso  VOA News

A displaced-persons crisis is new for the country, a landlocked West African nation that was largely peaceful until, three years ago, a local Islamist group started ...



Burkina Faso declares state of emergency in north following attacks - ReutersBurkina Faso declares state of emergency in north following attacks  Reuters

Burkina Faso has declared a state of emergency in several northern provinces, a government spokesman said on Monday, as Islamist groups intensify attacks in ...



Burkina Faso: Four police among five dead in IED blast - BBC NewsBurkina Faso: Four police among five dead in IED blast  BBC News

Five people including four officers die in an IED attack on a road in the eastern region.