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Burkina Faso's displaced numbers swell amid jihadi violence

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Ami Sana hangs a tattered tarp for a bit of shade where she can rest on a break from pounding stones under the scorching sun. “The work is hard. It ...

Two Islamic extremist attacks kill 11 Burkina Faso soldiers

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Eleven security forces were killed and nine injured in two separate jihadi attacks in northern Burkina Faso, the army said Friday. The attacks on Th...

Hunger grips Burkina Faso due to increasing jihadi violence

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Martine Roamba’s 10-month-old daughter weakly tugs at her mother’s breast searching for milk. The malnourished baby has been struggling to feed since...

Nine soldiers among 15 killed in Burkina Faso's north

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Fifteen people were killed, including nine soldiers, in coordinated jihadi attacks in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday, the army said. Two military d...

French accuse Russian mercenaries of staging burials in Mali

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The French military has released videos appearing to show Russian mercenaries burying bodies near an army base in northern Mali, which it says is part of a smear campa...

Suspected extremist attack kills 16 soldiers in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — An attack by suspected Islamic extremist rebels on a military unit in Burkina Faso Friday has killed at least 16 security forces and injured many others, the army anno...

Burkina Faso's ex-president moved to arrest at personal home

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso’s former president Roch Marc Christian Kabore, who has been under strict house arrest since being ousted in a coup in January, has been allowed to return ...

Burkina Faso tribunal sentences ex-leader Compaore to life

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A Burkina Faso military tribunal has sentenced ex-President Blaise Compaore to life imprisonment for complicity in the murder of his predecessor Thomas Sankara in 1987...

West trains Africa forces as coastal nations fret attacks

JACQUEVILLE, Ivory Coast (AP) — While patrolling a mock village to train in fighting extremists, a Ghanaian soldier wondered how he would cope if one day the drill became real. The 24-year-old special...

Gold mining site blast reportedly kills 59 in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A strong explosion near a gold mining site in southwestern Burkina Faso killed 59 people and injured more than 100 others Monday, the national broadcaster and witnesse...

Burkina Faso award-winner vows to keep defending rights

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — For Daouda Diallo the threat of death is constant in conflict-riddled Burkina Faso. One of the country’s most outspoken human rights defenders, the 3...

Burkina Faso junta leader inaugurated as nation's president

JAQUEVILLE, Ivory Coast (AP) — Burkina Faso’s junta leader Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba has been sworn in as president Wednesday, less than a month after mutinous soldiers seized control of the...

Burkina Faso's junta leader is declared president by council

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The leader of Burkina Faso’s junta Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba has been declared president this week, the West African country's Constitutional Council said in...

US pauses $450M aid for Burkina Faso over president's ouster

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A U.S. government agency said Monday that it is pausing $450 million in assistance to the West African nation of Burkina Faso, where mutinous soldiers overthrew the de...

African Union suspends Burkina Faso after coup last week

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The African Union has suspended Burkina Faso until constitutional order is restored in the West African country, the organization announced Monday in a tweet. ...