Burkina Faso

US ready to deal with any North Korean 'Christmas gift': President Donald Trump

 Burkina Faso, bordering Mali and Niger, has seen a regular target of attacks, which have left hundreds dead since the start of 2015 when the violence began to spread across the Sahel region.

Dec 25, 2019, 11:41 AM IST

Attack on French troops in Burkina ahead of Macron visit, 3 injured

French President Emmanuel Macron is currently visiting Burkina Faso.

Nov 28, 2017, 08:45 AM IST

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

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.

Nov 21, 2017, 22:30 PM IST

Eight foreigners among dead in Burkina Faso attack: Minister

The "terrorist" attack on a restaurant in Burkina Faso killed at least 18 people including eight foreigners and seven locals.

Aug 14, 2017, 20:56 PM IST

18 dead in 'terrorist attack' on Burkina Faso restaurant

A government statement described the latest deadly shooting as a "terrorist attack", while President Roch Marc Christian Kabore condemned it as "a despicable attack that has Ouagadougou in mourning."


Aug 14, 2017, 18:15 PM IST

Operation against Burkina attackers is over: Minister Remis Dandjinou

Security forces in the Burkina Faso capital early Monday concluded an operation against suspected jihadist gunmen who launched a deadly attack on a restaurant, the communications minister announced.

Aug 14, 2017, 16:54 PM IST

17 dead, 8 injured in Burkina Faso restaurant `terrorist attack`

 Seventeen people have been killed and eight injured in a "terrorist attack" on a restaurant in Burkina Faso`s capital, said the government.

Aug 14, 2017, 08:21 AM IST

Kidnapped Australian doctor becomes Burkina Faso citizen

Elliott along with his wife Jocelyn, 76, an Australian humanitarian worker, were abducted in January 2015 by Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists from Djibo, a dusty town near the border with Mali and Niger.

Nov 25, 2016, 02:07 AM IST

Burkina President Roch Marc Christian Kabore`s party wins municipal elections

The party of Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has won municipal elections seen as a key step in the country`s transition to democracy from the authoritarian rule of ousted strongman Blaise Compaore.

May 26, 2016, 10:41 AM IST

Burkina bans officials from accepting gifts over $60

Burkina Faso officials are no longer allowed to accept gifts worth more than 35,000 CFA francs (53 euros, $60), the government announced Thursday in another move to counter rife corruption and cron

Apr 29, 2016, 10:08 AM IST

Canada to end air strikes in Iraq, Syria February 22

Canada announced Monday it will end air strikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and bring home its six fighter jets on February 22.

Feb 09, 2016, 00:09 AM IST

Australian woman freed after kidnap by al Qaeda in Burkina Faso

An elderly Australian woman kidnapped with her husband in Burkina Faso by a group affiliated to al Qaeda has been freed, neighbouring Niger`s President Mahamadou Issoufou said on Saturday.

Feb 07, 2016, 09:20 AM IST

Three Burkina Faso attack suspects still at large: French PM

A jihadist attack on a top Burkina Faso hotel was carried out by six gunmen, three of whom are still on the run, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Tuesday.

Jan 20, 2016, 00:13 AM IST

Burkina Faso hotel terror attack: 29 killed in Ouagadougou by Al Qaeda jihadists

At least 29 people, including 10 foreigners, were killed in an Al-Qaeda attack on a top hotel in Burkina Faso, an unprecedented strike in the capital illustrating the expanding reach of regional jihadists.

Jan 17, 2016, 11:23 AM IST

At least 26 killed in jihadist attack on Burkina Faso hotel

At least 26 people, many of them foreigners, were killed in an attack overnight on a top hotel in the capital of Burkina Faso, the latest country to be drawn into a regional jihadist battle against the West and its allies.

Jan 17, 2016, 00:33 AM IST

23 killed in al Qaeda seizure of Burkina Faso hotel

Country's and French forces kill 4 extremists and free 126 people to end the siege by al Qaeda-linked militants.

Jan 16, 2016, 23:44 PM IST

Burkina Faso terror attack: Two Indians among 126 rescued from restaurant; al Qaeda attackers killed

Two Indians are among 126 people freed from a restaurant in Burkina Faso that was taken under siege by al Qaeda linked gunmen who killed at least 23 people from 18 countries on Saturday.

Jan 16, 2016, 21:53 PM IST

Burkina troops retake hotel after Islamist attack kills dozens from at least 18 countries

Until Friday`s attacks the landlocked nation, an ally of Western governments against jihadist groups in the arid reaches of the southern Sahara, had largely been spared the kinds of attacks that have plagued its neighbours.

Jan 16, 2016, 19:16 PM IST

Burkina Faso troops retake hotel from Islamists: Security minister

Security forces ended a siege by al Qaeda fighters at a hotel in Burkina Faso`s capital on Saturday, killing three Islamist gunmen and freeing 126 hostages.

Jan 16, 2016, 15:34 PM IST

Burkina Faso terror attack: In Pics

Attackers struck an upscale hotel popular with Westerners in Burkina Faso's capital late Friday, fueling the recent political turmoil in the West African country.

Jan 16, 2016, 11:57 AM IST