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 ...

Dozens dead in attacks on Burkina military HQ, French Embassy

World Mar 3, 2018

Dozens dead in attacks on Burkina military HQ, French Embassy

Dozens of people were killed Friday in twin attacks on the French Embassy in Burkina Faso and the country's military headquarters, an assault that coincided with a meeting of regional anti-jihadi forces. The apparently coordinated attacks underlined the struggle the fragile West African nation faces ...

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 ...

World / Politics Dec 1, 2015

Burkina Faso electoral body says Kabore has won presidency

Roch Marc Christian Kabore was elected Burkina Faso's president, according to preliminary results announced early Tuesday, replacing the transitional government put in place after the West African nation's longtime leader was toppled in a popular uprising last year. The country's electoral commission said results show ...

World / Politics Oct 14, 2015

Autopsy shows ex-Burkina Faso leader was shot about 10 times

Burkina Faso's former Marxist revolutionary leader, who was killed nearly three decades ago, was shot about ten times in the chest, legs and head according to an autopsy report, a family lawyer said Tuesday. Authorities in May exhumed human remains from the purported grave of ...