Defense chiefs from West African nations finalized an intervention plan and urged militaries to ready resources after negotiations deadlocked with Niger’s military junta, which says it is severing military agreements with France, its former colonial ruler.
More than 50 security forces killed by jihadis in Burkina Faso, as violence inches closer to capital
Burkina Faso’s military says that more than 50 security forces were killed during intense fighting with jihadis in the north of the country.
The United States is warning that the string of military takeovers in Africa’s Sahel region will hamper the fight against terrorism.
Romanian hostage freed from Burkina Faso after 8 years in captivity, Romania’s foreign ministry says
Romania’s foreign ministry says a Romanian citizen who was abducted in northeast Burkina Faso in 2015 where he was working at a mine, has been released.
West Africa recorded over 1,800 terrorist attack in first six months of 2023, regional official says
West Africa has recorded over 1,800 terrorist attacks in the first six months of the year resulting in nearly 4,600 deaths with dire humanitarian consequences.
The United Nations says that Ghana has forcibly deported hundreds of people fleeing violence in Burkina Faso, many of them women and children seeking safety in northern Ghana.
A new Human Rights Watch report is accusing Burkina Faso’s military of killing and torturing civilians in the country’s northeast.
Violence linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group has made Burkina Faso a country with one of the world’s fastest-growing populations of internally displaced people.
Two U.N. agencies are warning of rising food emergencies including starvation in Sudan due to the outbreak of war and in Haiti, Burkina Faso and Mali due to restricted movements of people and goods.
An 88-year-old Australian doctor held captive by Islamic extremists in West Africa for more than seven years has been freed.
Africa’s Sahel region has become a hot spot for violent extremism, but the joint force set up in 2014 to combat groups linked to the Islamic State, al-Qaida and others has failed to stop their inroads.
An attack by unidentified armed persons in the north of the small West African nation of Benin has killed ‘about 15 people,’ according to the government’s spokesperson.
Burkina Faso’s army says Islamic extremists killed 33 soldiers during an attack on the military in the country’s east.
The United Nations says at least 150 civilians may have been killed and many others injured in violence in northern Burkina Faso.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — At least 60 people have been killed by men in military uniforms in northern Burkina Faso, authorities said.
Burkina Faso’s government has opened investigations into allegations of human rights abuses by its security forces after a video surfaced that appeared to show the extrajudicial killing of seven children in the country’s north.
United Nations’ officials say hunger is soaring and spreading across West Africa, with a 10-year high of some 48 million people facing food insecurity in the conflict-riddled region.
Burkina Faso’s authorities say that at least 40 members of the security forces have been killed by gunmen in the county’s north.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — At least 44 people were killed by Islamic extremists in multiple attacks in northern Burkina Faso, the government said Saturday.
Months after hundreds of French troops left Burkina Faso, ousted by the ruling military junta, speculation is mounting that the war-torn nation will fill the void with fighters from Russia’s shadowy mercenary outfit, the Wagner Group.
Two French media outlets say their correspondents have been expelled from Burkina Faso without reason.
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — It was a walk 16-year-old Adama had done countless times, feeding the cows not far from his grandmother’s house in northern Burkina Faso.
A video in Burkina Faso showing men in military fatigues walking among the bloodied bodies of boys with their hands bound surfaced on social media in mid-February.
Burkina Faso’s military junta has suspended French broadcaster, France 24, for interviewing a top jihadi rebel.
As extremist violence in West Africa’s Sahel region spreads south toward coastal states, the United States military has launched its annual military training exercise which will help armies contain the jihadi threat.
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for killing more than 70 soldiers, wounding dozens and taking five hostage in an ambush on a military convoy in northern Burkina Faso.
Africa’s largest film festival kicks off Saturday in the West African nation of Burkina Faso amid soaring jihadi violence that’s killed thousands and displaced nearly 2 million people.
Burkina Faso’s late revolutionary leader has been reburied eight years after his body was exhumed as part of an investigation.
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The death toll from a jihadi attack on a Burkina Faso army unit in the north of the country last week has risen to 51, military officials said Monday, after 43 new bodies were found.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Aid group Doctors Without Borders said Friday it’s suspending non-emergency services in Burkina Faso after gunmen killed two of its staff there.
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Gunmen fired on a vehicle carrying a medical team in Burkina Faso on Wednesday, killing two employees of Doctors Without Borders, the organization said.