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West African leaders meeting in Burkina Faso have announced a one-billion-dollar plan to combat rising insecurity in the Sahel region.

West African leaders pledge $1bn to fight armed groups

West African leaders meeting in Burkina Faso have announced a one-billion-dollar plan to combat rising insecurity in the Sahel region.

Six policemen killed in attack in Burkina Faso

Six policemen have been killed in an attack in northern Burkina Faso, in a region prone to jihadist violence, security sources said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on prior to the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ - AFP)

Angela Merkel promises aid to jihadist-hit Burkina Faso

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised aid to strengthen security in jihadist-hit Burkina Faso. Merkel, who also attended a G5 meeting of Sahel country leaders in Ouagadougou, is due in Mali and Niger.
A soldier takes a position near the Naaba Koom military base in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, September 29, 2015. Burkina Faso soldiers seized control of the Naaba Koom military camp held by presidential guard soldiers with little resistance, an army officer said on Tuesday, after the elite unit rejected an order to disarm in the wake of a failed coup this month. REUTERS/Arnaud Brunet

Bomb hidden on corpse kills Burkina Faso soldiers

A bomb hidden on a corpse dressed in military uniform has killed two soldiers in Burkina Faso, the military said Friday.

10 dead in ‘terrorist attack’ in Burkina Faso

Ten people were killed Sunday in northern Burkina Faso in a "terrorist attack", according to a security source and a local elected official.
Paul Kaba Thiéba

Burkina Faso prime minister, government resigns

Burkina Faso’s government and Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba have resigned on Friday, according to a statement released by the country’s president.
BURKINA FASO - Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

Blast kills eight soldiers in Burkina Faso

Eight soldiers were killed on Wednesday by a blast in the troubled north of Burkina Faso, President Roch Marc Christian Kabore announced.
BURKINA FASO - Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

Burkina Faso: Africa has chosen China

Burkina Faso will strengthen cooperation with China in all areas as Africa-China relations develop for mutual benefit, President Roch Kabore said.

Burkina attack probe focuses on possible ‘G5 Sahel’ target

Burkina and French investigators on Monday pushed ahead with a probe into deadly jihadist attacks last week suspected to have aimed at a major anti-terror meeting.

Brazen Burkina Faso attacks raise concern of growing threat

Burkina Faso's leaders urged vigilance on Saturday, a day after brazen Islamic extremist attacks on the army headquarters and French Embassy in the capital, which killed eight people. An al-Qaeda-linked group based in neighboring Mali claimed responsibility for the assaults.

Dozens dead in attacks on Burkina military headquarters, French embassy

Dozens of people were killed Friday in twin attacks on the French embassy in Burkina Faso and the country's military headquarters, an assault that coincided with a meeting of regional anti-jihadist forces.

Scores on trial over failed Burkina coup

More than 80 people go on trial before a military court on Tuesday over the failed 2015 coup in Burkina Faso, including two top generals accused of masterminding the plot.

African filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo passes on

One of the towering figure in African cinema, a Burkinabe filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo, is dead.

Emmanuel Macron meets with Burkina Faso leader Roch Marc Christian Kabore

French President Emmanuel Macron met Tuesday with Burkina Faso President President Roch Marc Christian Kabore as part of a three-nation African tour.

Burkina president Roch Kabore presses France on extradition of ex-leader Blaise Compaore’s brother

Burkina Faso's president said on Sunday that the existence of the death penalty in his country should not stop France from extraditing the brother of its ousted leader over the 1998 killing of a journalist.

Macron condemns ‘terrorist attack’ in Ouagadougou

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday condemned an overnight assault by presumed jihadists on a Turkish restaurant in Ouagadougou, calling it a "terrorist attack".

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