04 Oct 2022

Burkina Faso military officials announce dissolution of government and leader’s removal

Last Friday, Burkina Faso announced that the country had undergone a military takeover and that a new leader would be announced. The junta leader, President Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba, has been dismissed and the current government dissolved. Friday was marked by gunfire and a state of confusion in the capital

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17 Jun 2022

Forty fighters ‘neutralised’ in drone strikes in Niger

French drone strikes have killed almost 40 fighters traveling on motorcycles near Niger’s border with Burkina Faso, it was announced by France’s military Thursday. The French military called the drone stricts a new tactical success for France’s counterterrorism efforts in the Sahel region in Africa.  The motorcycles belonged to an

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25 May 2022

Four missing miners found dead in Burkina Faso

Four missing miners in Burkina Faso have been found dead, according to the country’s government officials. After 39 days of intense search on behalf of rescue workers in the region, the bodies of the miners were recovered. The individuals went missing after floodwaters filled a Canadian-owned mine in Perkoa. Perkoa

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22 Feb 2022

At least 60 people killed in blast at gold mine in Burkina Faso, state TV reports

In Burkina Faso, roughly 60 people have been killed and dozens more wounded after an explosion at an informal gold mining site occurred. State television outlets reported on the tragedy, stating that the cause of the explosion remains unknown. The blast occurred in the Poni province. Images from the scene

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31 Jan 2022

AU suspends Burkina Faso after coup as envoys head for talks

Burkina Faso has been suspended for a week from the African Union after the coup by a faction of the army. Envoys from West Africa and the United Nations are heading to talks with the coup leaders. The Peace and Security Council of the AU has suspended Burkina Faso from

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26 Jan 2022

Burkina Faso’s military seizes power in a coup, detains president and dissolves government

On Monday, Burkina Faso’s army took control of the country, effectively deposing President Roch Kabore. The military dissolved the government and parliament, suspended the constitution, and closed down the country’s borders. The coup was announced on state television by Captain Sidsore Kader Ouedraogo. Captian Ouedraogo stated that the coup was

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24 Jan 2022

Burkina Faso President Kabore detained at military camp, sources say

Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore has been detained at a military camp by soldiers. The president was detained after heavy gunfire around his residence Sunday night in Ouagadougou. Gunfire rang out from many military camps throughout Burkina Faso as soldiers demanded more support for their fight against Islamist militants, the

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25 Jun 2021

Child soldiers carried out attack that killed at least 138 people in Burkina Faso, officials say

A group of young boys carried out the deadliest massacre that Burkina Faso has suffered in the six-year conflict since extremists invaded the nation. The attack in early June in the northeastern village of Solhan claimed at least 138 lives. The attackers were mostly between the ages of 12 and

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07 Jun 2021

Jihadists Massacre at Least 130 in Burkina Faso as West African Violence Surges

Over the weekend, jihadists surrounded a remote village located on Burkina Faso’s border with Niger and massacred at least 130 civilians, according to the government. The event marks the worst terrorist attack in the history of Burkina Faso despite a recent influx in extremist violence. The violence has prompted international

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27 Apr 2021

Spanish and Irish nationals Seized in Burkina Faso Ambush

In Burkina Faso, two Spaniards, an Irish conservationist, and a local soldier were abducted by gunmen near a nature reserve in the region. The group was part of an anti-poaching patrol investigating instances of poaching near Pama reserve on Monday. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

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