At least 138 killed in deadliest Burkina Faso attacks since 2015

World Jun 6, 2021

At least 138 killed in deadliest Burkina Faso attacks since 2015

Suspected jihadis have massacred at least 138 civilians in Burkina Faso's volatile north in the deadliest attacks since Islamist violence erupted in the west African country in 2015, officials said Saturday. President Roch Marc Christian Kabore denounced an attack near the borders with Mali and ...

Mali plans to double the size of its army to combat jihadis

World Jan 30, 2020

Mali plans to double the size of its army to combat jihadis

Mali will increase the size of its army by about 50 percent in a recruitment drive this year aimed at uprooting jihadist groups, Prime Minister Boubou Cisse said on Wednesday. The plan is to hire 10,000 new soldiers in the coming months to "allow our ...

Burkina Faso accuses Mali of unauthorized military incursion

World Nov 20, 2019

Burkina Faso accuses Mali of unauthorized military incursion

Burkina Faso's government said the Malian army had no authorization to cross into its territory to kill three people during a spate of ethnic violence last week. Malian officials were not available to comment, but the Malian army said on Saturday that its forces had ...

World May 13, 2019

Gunmen kill six in second recent attack on church in Burkina Faso

Gunmen killed six people, including a priest, outside a Catholic church in Burkina Faso on Sunday, the government said, the second attack on Christians in two weeks in a nation increasingly overrun by jihadis. Congregants were leaving church around 9 a.m. in the town of ...

French ambassador says 27 killed in Burkina hotel attack

World Jan 16, 2016

French ambassador says 27 killed in Burkina hotel attack

France's ambassador to Burkina Faso said Saturday 27 people had been killed in a hotel attack by militant Islamists in the capital Ouagadougou, slightly higher than a death toll of 23 given earlier by the West African nation's president. Ambassador Gilles Thibault also tweeted that ...

Burkina Faso army enters capital to disarm coup leaders

World Sep 22, 2015

Burkina Faso army enters capital to disarm coup leaders

uagadougou Burkina Faso soldiers marched into the capital Ouagadougou without resistance late on Monday as army leaders began surrender talks with the elite presidential guard that staged a coup against the government last week. Burkina Faso had been preparing to head to polls on Oct. 11 ...