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Burkina Faso seige: Four jihadis, 28 others dead; victims from 18 countries in al-Qaeda attack

Jan 19, 2016

Burkina Faso seige: Four jihadis, 28 others dead; victims from 18 countries in al-Qaeda attack

The Al-Qaida fighters who stormed a popular hangout in Burkina Faso's capital at dinnertime came with a mission to kill as many people as possible, firing at people as they moved to a nearby hotel and setting the cafe ablaze, survivors and officials have said. #NewsTracker #al-Qaida #Burkina Faso #Justin Trudeau #West Africe #Sahel #French citizens #Swiss citizens
Al-Qaeda names fighters behind attack on Burkina Faso capital

Jan 19, 2016

Al-Qaeda names fighters behind attack on Burkina Faso capital

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) on Monday identified three fighters it says were responsible for attacks in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou over the weekend that killed 29 people. #Islam #NewsTracker #Israel #markets #Africa #author #kidnapping #Burkina Faso
Siege by Islamist group in Burkina Faso hotel leaves 20 dead

Jan 16, 2016

Siege by Islamist group in Burkina Faso hotel leaves 20 dead

At least 20 people died and others were taken hostage when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the capital city of Burkina Faso on Friday, a hospital director told Reuters, and al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility for the attack. #NewsTracker #Burkina Faso #Ouagadougou #Burkina Faso siege #al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb
Airtel signs deal to sell two African operations to France's Orange

Jan 13, 2016

Airtel signs deal to sell two African operations to France's Orange

As per the deal with Orange in July last year, Airtel was to sell 4 subsidiaries Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo Brazzaville and Sierra Leone, in Africa #Bharti Airtel #Sierra Leone #Burkina Faso #France's Orange #Africa operations
Burkina Faso coup head charged with complicity in killing of ex-president Sankara in 1987

Dec 07, 2015

Burkina Faso coup head charged with complicity in killing of ex-president Sankara in 1987

Burkina Faso's military tribunal has charged the general who briefly took power in a failed September coup with complicity in the assassination of the West African nation's former revolutionary leader in 1987. #NewsTracker #military #General #Coup #Burkina Faso #failed coup
Burkina Faso coup leaders, army sign deal to end standoff

Sep 23, 2015

Burkina Faso coup leaders, army sign deal to end standoff

Burkina Faso coup leaders agreed to return to their barracks and said they would restore the deposed president to power, signing a deal with the army #NewsTracker #Army #Nigeria #Coup #Burkina Faso #Blaise Compaore #Ouagadougou #Mogho Naba #Mossi
Burkina Faso army enters capital as coup leaders free president

Sep 22, 2015

Burkina Faso army enters capital as coup leaders free president

Burkina Faso army troops have entered the capital Ouagadougou without resistance and begun negotiating the surrender of coup leaders #NewsTracker #Coup #Burkina Faso #Blaise Compaore #Michel Kafando #Ouagadougou #Serge Alain Ouedraogo #Gilles Thibault #Isaac Zida #General Gilbert Diendere
Two French soldiers suspended over Burkina child sex claims

Jul 01, 2015

Two French soldiers suspended over Burkina child sex claims

France has suspended two of its soldiers over allegations they sexually abused children, including a five-year-old girl, in the west African country of Burkina Faso, the defence ministry said. #NewsTracker #UN #Sexual abuse #French troops #Burkina Faso #Peacekeeping force
Ousted president of Burkina Faso arrives in Morocco

Nov 21, 2014

Ousted president of Burkina Faso arrives in Morocco

Morocco's foreign affairs ministry expressed support for Burkina Faso's transition process #NewsTracker #Africa #Protests #Burkina Faso #Blaise Compaore #Michel Kafando #Violent Protests
Burkina Faso diplomat Michel Kafando chosen as interim President

Nov 17, 2014

Burkina Faso diplomat Michel Kafando chosen as interim President

For nearly three decades, Burkina Faso was ruled by President Blaise Compaore, who fled office earlier this month amid rising opposition protests. #NewsTracker #Africa #Protests #Burkina Faso #Blaise Compaore #Michel Kafando #Violent Protests