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Christians seek refuge after deadly Burkina attacks

May 17 2019

KAYA, Burkina Faso Concerned about a rise in violence against Christians in Burkina Faso, Pastor Jacques Ouedraogo changed the time of his Sunday service as a precaution. He believes this is what saved his life.

Gunmen kill six in second church attack in Burkina Faso

May 12 2019

OUAGADOUGOU Gunmen killed six people including a priest outside a Catholic church in Burkina Faso on Sunday, the government said, the second attack on Christians in two weeks in a nation increasingly overrun by jihadists.

Hostages rescued from Burkina Faso "hell" praise fallen French commandos

May 11 2019

OUAGADOUGOU/PARIS Three hostages freed by French commandos from militants in Burkina Faso arrived in Paris on Saturday, expressing sorrow at the death of two French soldiers in the rescue operation. | Video

Canadian man kidnapped in Burkina Faso: official

Jan 16 2019

OUAGADOUGOU/TORONTO A Canadian man was kidnapped in an area of Burkina Faso that the government has warned is under growing threat from jihadist attacks, the African country's top security official said on Wednesday.

Taiwan says will 'not cower' as loses second ally in a month amid China pressure

May 24 2018

OUAGADOUGOU/TAIPEI Taiwan lost its second diplomatic ally in less than a month on Thursday when Burkina Faso said it had cut ties with the self-ruled island, following intense Chinese pressure on African countries to break with what it regards as a wayward province.

Al Qaeda affiliate claims responsibility for Burkina Faso attacks

Mar 03 2018

OUAGADOUGOU A Mali-based al Qaeda affiliate claimed responsibility on Saturday for attacks in neighbouring Burkina Faso that left 16 people dead, including eight gunmen, at the army headquarters and French embassy, Mauritanian news agency Alakhbar reported.

Al Qaeda affiliate claims responsibility for Burkina Faso attacks

Mar 03 2018

OUAGADOUGOU A Mali-based al Qaeda affiliate claimed responsibility on Saturday for attacks in neighbouring Burkina Faso that left 16 people dead, including eight gunmen, at the army headquarters and French embassy, Mauritanian news agency Alakhbar reported.

Burkina Faso recalls ambassador to Libya over 'slave markets' report

Nov 21 2017

OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso's foreign minister said on Monday it had recalled its ambassador to Libya over a report that black African migrants were being auctioned as slaves there.

Suspected jihadists kill 18 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

Aug 14 2017

OUAGADOUGOU Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 18 people and wounded several during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital overnight, but security forces shot dead both attackers and freed people trapped inside the building. | Video

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