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Rare conviction of South Sudan soldiers for rape raises hope

YEI, South Sudan (AP) — First, the soldiers stole their belongings. Then they took their food. On their third and final visit, the woman said, the soldiers raped her and her daughter-in-law until they...

'Mom, we need food': Thousands in South Sudan near famine

LEKUANGOLE, South Sudan (AP) — After nearly a week of hiding from conflict, Kallayn Keneng watched two of her young children die. “They cried and cried and said, ‘Mom, we need food,'" she said. But sh...

South Sudan's spy agency abuses prisoners, says rights group

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Jabbing needles in prisoners' genitals, pouring melted plastic on their skin and hanging them upside down for long periods: These are tortures allegedly being perpetrated by Sout...

Students in Burkina Faso fear extremists more than COVID-19

DORI, Burkina Faso (AP) — Balkissa Barro’s been waiting for months to go back to school, but now that she has, the 10-year-old fears classes might once again stop. Children returning...

Burkina Faso president Roch Marc Christian Kabore re-elected

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — President Roch Marc Christian Kabore will serve another five years as Burkina Faso’s president, according to provisional results announced by the National Independent ...

Burkina Faso counts ballots; extremist threats affected vote

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Votes are being counted in Burkina Faso after Sunday’s presidential and legislative elections, where threats of extremist violence linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic S...

American citizen killed in Burkina Faso, US State Dept says

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — An American citizen has been killed in the capital of the West African nation of Burkina Faso, according to the U.S. State Department. The State Dep...

Polls open in Burkina Faso for election marred by violence

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Voters went to the polls in Burkina Faso on Sunday for presidential and legislative elections that have been marred by ongoing extremist violence in this landlocked We...

Burkina Faso to vote amid escalating violence

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso will vote in presidential and legislative elections on Sunday, amid escalating extremist violence that’s killed more than 2,000 people this year and displ...

Burkina Faso moves ahead with vote despite extremist attacks

KAYA, Burkina Faso (AP) — A change in Burkina Faso’s electoral code means results from this month’s election will be considered valid even if people can’t vote in parts of the West African country tha...

14 Burkina Faso soldiers killed by extremists in Sahel area

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Fourteen soldiers were killed and others were injured in an extremist attack in Burkina Faso’s Sahel region, the government said. A military convoy f...

Attack on Burkina Faso mosque wounds 6, says government

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — An unknown assailant threw a flammable bottle into a mosque in Burkina Faso's capital, wounding six people, the government spokesman said Sunday. Inv...

Tension mounts as Guinea awaits presidential poll results

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Tensions climb in Guinea as the West African country awaits results from last weekend’s presidential elections. Preliminary results show Guinea’s President Alp...

Vaccine storage demands could leave 3B people in virus cold

GAMPELA, Burkina Faso (AP) — From factory to syringe, the world’s most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need nonstop sterile refrigeration to work. But despite great strides...

Vaccine storage issues could leave 3B people without access

GAMPELA, Burkina Faso (AP) — The chain breaks here, in a tiny medical clinic in Burkina Faso that went nearly a year without a working refrigerator. From factory to syringe, the wor...