Rights group says 180 dead found in Burkina Faso mass graves

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — At least 180 bodies were found in mass graves in northern Burkina Faso with evidence suggesting the government army was involved in large-scale executions turning the ...

Attacks on market, aid convoy leave 35 dead in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Unidentified gunmen opened fire at a cattle market in eastern Burkina Faso, killing at least 25 people in the deadliest attack in a particularly violent weekend in the...

15 killed as extremists attack traders in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Islamic extremists killed at least 15 people, including children, in an attack on a group of traders traveling between towns in northern Burkina Faso, the government s...

Militants increasing attacks on Burkina Faso mines

BOUDA, Burkina Faso (AP) — Jihadists burst into the gold mine where Moussa Tambura worked in Burkina Faso, forbidding everyone from smoking and drinking. It wasn’t long before the men returned and lev...

Burkina Faso struggles against COVID-19 and extremist threat

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The last time Amado Compaore saw his wife, she asked him for a phone charger so she could text friends and let them know she was OK. She died just hours later. ...

Report says Burkina Faso forces killed 31 unarmed men

OUAHIGOUYA, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso’s security forces reportedly killed 31 unarmed men in the country’s north earlier this month, according to a report on Monday by Human Rights Watch. ...

Gunmen kill 43 in attacks on 2 villages in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Gunmen killed at least 43 people in attacks on two villages in northern Burkina Faso, the government said Monday. Armed men attacked Dinguila and Ba...

Islamic extremism wracks Burkina Faso, spreading east

FADA N'GOURMA, Burkina Faso (AP) — The jihadists who killed Wabwa Ampougovni's son and two grandchildren wanted them to suffer: They cut the backs of their necks before slitting their throats, leaving...

South Sudan recalls ambassador to US, amid peace problems

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan is recalling its ambassador to the United States, an adviser to the president told the Associated Press on Thursday. Ambassador Phillip Jada is expe...

US sanctions 5 South Sudan agents it says killed 2 critics

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The United States has imposed sanctions on five South Sudan officials, who it says are responsible for the abductions and likely murders in 2017 of two human rights ac...

South Sudan faces crisis in forming new coalition government

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — War-torn South Sudan is "barreling toward a crisis" and could slide back into fighting, warned the International Crisis Group on Monday. The new report said the...

South Sudan's former child soldiers struggle to move on

YAMBIO, South Sudan (AP) — When he escaped the armed group that had abducted him at the age of 15, the child soldier swore he'd never go back. But the South Sudanese teen still thinks about returning ...

Tensions high as South Sudan faces unity government deadline

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's fragile peace deal is faltering less than a month before the country's president and armed opposition leader are meant to form a coalition government and begin t...

South Sudan launches mobile money to boost recovery from war

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Angelo Adud needed some persuading to leave his job as a shopkeeper and become a mobile money agent in South Sudan. Yet one week into his new role, the 29-year-old already saw...

South Sudan opposition leader makes return visit to capital

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar returned on Monday to meet with President Salva Kiir and held talks in preparation for the formation of a coalition government in Nov...