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The attacks represent an alarming escalation for Burkina Faso in terms of organiszation, lethality of armaments and length of engagement. ... While the incidents were confined to the city center, they hit two symbolic targets at the heart of power in the country: the army headquarters and the French Embassy.
Ougadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, was shaken on March 2 by an attack by two heavily-armed commando squads on the French embassy and the headquarters of the Burkinabe army in the center of the city. For several hours, the Burkinabe army and French special forces were locked in a firefight ...

Islamist attack in Burkina Faso's capital indicates increasing vulnerability of hardened security force targets ... Jihadists' complex attacks are likely to involve combined tactics such as IEDs and small arms not only in the capital, but also smaller, less well-defended cities through networks of local affiliates.
Authorities in Burkina Faso say they have arrested eight Burkinabe nationals in connection with last week's attacks on army headquarters and the French Embassy. Prosecutor Maizan Sereme announced Tuesday that two of the suspects are current soldiers. Another is a former soldier who was kicked out ...
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Trading resumed at the main market in Burkina Faso's capital city Saturday and residents returned to the streets, a day after Islamic extremists attacked the French Embassy and army headquarters in simultaneous assaults, killing eight people and wounding more ...
Later, the French Mission to the UN tweeted out a Security Council statement on the attack before the UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric did - this while there is still no read-out of the February meeting on Burundi, for which two Council members referred Inner City Press to the French Mission, which has yet to speak on the ...

Burkina Faso's prime minister said Saturday he is revolted by the Islamic extremist attacks that killed at least eight people in the capital, and said the government and people must ... Trading resumed at the main market in Burkina Faso's capital city near the headquarters, and residents returned to the streets.
Islamic extremists struck the French Embassy and army headquarters in simultaneous attacks of gunfire and explosives Friday in Burkina Faso's capital, ... Threats by Islamic extremists also moved into new parts of Burkina Faso in February with an attack by 10 people in an eastern town that killed an officer ...
Gunfire and explosions rocked Burkina Faso's capital early Friday in what the police said was a suspected attack by Islamic extremists. ... Islamic extremist threats also moved into new parts of Burkina Faso earlier this month with an attack by 10 people in an eastern town that killed an officer and wounded ...
Gunfire and explosions rocked Burkina Faso's capital early Friday in what the police said was a suspected attack by Islamic extremists. By midday the gunfire ... Across town in western Ouagadougou, heavy smoke rose from the army joint chief of staff's office, where witnesses reported loud explosions.
Burkina Faso's communications minister says eight Islamic extremists, and seven Burkina Faso soldiers have been killed in the attacks on the French Embassy and army ... France's foreign ministry doesn't confirm whether or not the French embassy and the French Institute in the city were targeted.
Burkina Faso's communications minister says four Islamic extremists have been killed after they attacked the French Embassy in Ouagadougou, the ... Several messages published on the foreign ministry's website and Twitter accounts urge French citizen to avoid the city center, stay off the streets and ...
Village-level solidarityand increased incomes help dim the allure of militant groups and criminal gangs—“hooligans”—who attempt to recruit in remote villages. World Neighbors currently works in 80 villages in Burkina Faso and Mali. About 6,000 women and hundreds of men have been involved in chicken ...
The trial began Tuesday for 84 people accused of masterminding a 2015 coup attempt in Burkina Faso, with the West African nation's capital under tight security. Former presidential aides Gen. Gilbert Diendere and Gen. Djibril Bassole are among those facing a military tribunal. Hundreds of security forces ...
Idrissa Ouedraogo, whose simple, carefully observed movies about cultural change in Burkina Faso and elsewhere in Africa brought him international ... His was a somewhat humorous take, a story about five impoverished boys who become convinced that Osama bin Laden is in their town and hope to ...
Well before the minibus pulls in, a crowd of 100 women has gathered, many toting children. More continue to arrive by bike, on foot. Soon they spill out from under the shelter of two tents that constitute a makeshift waiting area. Some cluster among trees. Others lean against the village maternity building, ...
... struck the French Embassy in Burkina Faso and that country's army headquarters. Seven soldiers were reported killed, as were eight attackers. Over 80 persons were injured. The incident took place in Burkina's famed capital city of Ouagadougou just as regional senior officers who coordinate with France ...

Burkina Faso's prime minister said Saturday he is revolted by the Islamic extremist attacks that killed at least eight people in the capital, and said the government and people must ... Trading resumed at the main market in Burkina Faso's capital city near the headquarters, and residents returned to the streets.
Burkina Faso's leaders urged vigilance Saturday, a day after brazen Islamic extremist attacks on the army headquarters and French Embassy in the capital, which killed eight ... Trading resumed at the main market in Burkina Faso's capital city near the headquarters, and residents returned to the streets.
The pledges came at a summit in Brussels of 32 leaders and 60 delegations to show political, development and security support for Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger. The 5,000-strong G5 Sahel force needs around 400 million euros ($500 million) for its mission along its mostly desert borders, ...
Burkina Faso and Africa as a whole lost one of its greatest and prolific filmmakers on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Iddrissa Ouedraogo, a ... (“Issa the Weaver”; 1985). In 1985, Ouedraogo did his last short film, Tenga, which looked at the life of a villager who after travelling to the city returned to his village.
International donors on Friday pledged 414 million euros ($510 million) to five impoverished countries in West Africa's Sahel region, much of it to fund a new counterterror force. The 5,000-strong G5 Sahel force for Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger needs around 400 million euros for its ...
Ouedraogo came to international attention in 1989 with Yaaba (Grandmother), the story of two children who make friends with an old woman who has been outcast as a witch by her village. Yaaba won the FIPRESCI Critics' Prize and a Special Mention from the Ecumenical Jury at the Cannes Film Festival, ...
Ansarul Islam's attacks include a December 2016 attack on members of Burkina Faso's military that killed 12 soldiers, one of the deadliest attacks ever ... for a February 2017 strike on two police stations and the March 2017 murder of two men, one a school director, in the Burkina Faso village of Kourfayel.
On Tuesday in neighbouring Burkina Faso meanwhile, a policeman was killed and two were injured in an attack at a village near the eastern town of Fada N'Gourma, ... Northern Burkina Faso has seen frequent attacks by suspected jihadists, with two police killed late last month in the town of Baraboule.
Salesian missionaries have been working in Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in West Africa, since March 1993. Missionaries first began their work in Bobo-Dioulasso, the second largest city in the country. They settled in a neighborhood known as Ouezzin, an expanding area of the city. The nearby area ...
Seventh-day Adventist women in Burkina Faso organized their first National Congress in Ouagadougou, the capital city the country, in late December 2017, in preparation for other women ministries events later this year. The one-week event included the presence of Burkina Faso's Minister of Women ...
Well before the minibus pulls in, a crowd of 100 women has gathered, many toting children. More continue to arrive by bike, on foot. Soon they spill out from under the shelter of two tents that constitute a makeshift waiting area. Some cluster among trees. Others lean against the village maternity building, ...
a7.corruption.burkina.faso.village.story Recently, leaders of those movements gathered at Washington's U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) to share their experiences — and to inspire like-minded activists in other countries from Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe that are ruled by authoritarian regimes. For those who ...
Until a couple of years ago, the largest town of eastern Burkina Faso and its vast surroundings had long been subject to waves of criminal activity. ... For instance, a prominent traditional ruler in the region around Bobo-Dioulasso, the country's second largest city, has made it clear that he had no need for a ...
It is a compilation of recordings in the 1970s in Bobo, second-largest city of Burkina Faso, then known as Upper Volta. The news of the Grammy nomination surprised the musicians, who wondered how their music was put on CDs and distributed worldwide without their knowledge or consent. It turns out ...
OUAGADOUGOU – West Africa's extremist threat has moved into a new part of the vast Sahel region, with a previously calm area of Burkina Faso facing the ... Last week a police station was attacked by about 10 people in the eastern town of Natiaboani, killing one officer and wounding at least two others, ...
In 1990, he won the Grand Prix award at the Cannes Film Festival for “Tilai”, an African version of a Greek tragedy about family dishonour, which is set in a village and is probably his best-known work internationally. “Burkina Faso has lost a filmmaker of immense talent,” President Roch Marc Christian ...
A boy manually ventilates a pit at a gold mine in Tindangou, a village in Burkina Faso. Jewellery firms are among those accused of failing to ...
Analysis: Jihadist attacks on the rise in northern Burkina Faso ... 23 near the town of Mentao, which sits south of Djibo, close to the Malian ...
... recess during the 72nd Un General Assembly held in New York City. ... South Africa, Sao Tome and Principe, Burkina Faso, Vietnam, Nauru ...
... wants the Bafana Bafana players to step up against Burkina Faso ... Mkhize (Cape Town City), and France-based forward Lebo Mothiba.
The convoy was travelling between the towns of Anefis and Gao in Mali's ... attacked the peacekeeping force's headquarters in the northern city of ... one battalion each from Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad.
Muslims from Burkina Faso, Algeria and Pakistan attend the festival which ... that the relationship between pilgrims and Makkah as a city should ...
CDP party comes out on top in Burkina Faso ... Compaore's party looked set to control almost all of Burkina Faso's major towns, including the ...
The Peace Corps has evacuated 124 volunteers from Burkina Faso due to security concerns, the United States embassy in Burkina Faso said.
Participants recounted their journeys from various countries, including Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, China, Colombia, ...
Subsidised fertiliser smuggling hits border towns ... Sankaase and other villages along the country's northern border to Burkina Faso and Togo ...
For Burkina Faso capital, Ouagadougou, one man wey dey protest hold sign wey say "no to barbarism." People wey dey live for di city march on ...
... Lucia Martin, another '17 grad, trained together in Burkina Faso and were ... “The town Lucy is going to is not identified on any map,” her mother reported. “The whole town has been wired for electricity, but electricity doesn't ...
13 during a terror attack in Burkina Faso is being remembered as an ... restaurant in the west African nation's capital city of Ouagadougou.
Around 1000 people marched through the city on Saturday (August 19) to protest insecurity and show solidarity with the victims. Burkina Faso ...
Vatican City: Pope Francis is calling for an end to the "inhuman violence" that has targeted innocents in Burkina Faso, Spain and Finland in ...
How do we fight this new kind of global terrorism which has abandoned hard targets like airplanes and government buildings for city streets, ...
... a town in central Burkina Faso, were successfully restored, thanks in ... an African village & see wells being built to provide clean, fresh water.


 

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