Burkina Faso

Al Qaeda branch claims attack on Burkina Faso convoy that killed over a dozen

Islamist militants attacked a convoy taking supplies to a town in northern Burkina Faso, with eleven soldiers found dead and about 50 civilians were reported missing.

By REUTERS
05/10/2022

Burkina Faso army captain announces overthrow of military government

The constitution has been suspended and the transitional charter dissolved, borders are closed indefinitely and all political and civil society activities are suspended.

By REUTERS
30/09/2022

At least 100 killed in Burkina Faso attack over weekend

The United Nations condemned the attack that "claimed many victims" in a statement on Monday and called on authorities to bring perpetrators to justice.

By REUTERS
13/06/2022
  Nun in the dark (illustrative)

American nun, 83, kidnapped by armed men in northern Burkina Faso

The nun was named as Suellen Tennyson.

By REUTERS
06/04/2022

African Union suspends Burkina Faso after military coup

The country had already been suspended from the West African regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States.

By REUTERS
31/01/2022
Antonio Guterres, United Nations (UN) Secretary General

UN chief calls on Burkina Faso coup leaders to lay down arms

The broadcast came after two days of confusion and fear in Ouagadougou, the capital, where shooting erupted at army camps on Sunday.

By REUTERS
24/01/2022

As soldiers mutiny in Burkina Faso, government dismisses talk of coup

Mutinying soldiers demanded more support for their fight against Islamist militants and protesters ransacked the headquarters of President Roch Kabore's political party.

By REUTERS
23/01/2022

Attack on church in Burkina Faso leaves 24 dead

According to the UN, nearly 4,000 people have been murdered in related terrorist attacks throughout Burkina Faso and the surrounding territories - including neighboring countries Mali and Niger.

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