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12 civilians killed in jihadist attack in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | Twelve civilians were killed on Thursday during a jihadist attack in the north of Burkina Faso, which has been battling a wave of Islamist violence, officials said Friday. The west African country declared a state of emergency in several provinces at the end of …

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Burkina Faso president calls for closer cooperation with Uganda

Ouagadougou, BURKINA FASO | THE INDEPENDENT | The President of Burkina Faso Rock Marc Christian Kabore has called for closer bilateral cooperation between his country and Uganda. The President stated this while receiving letters of credence accrediting Amb. Nelson Ocheger as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Burkina …

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HRW accuses Mali, Burkina troops of sweeping rights abuses

Bamako, Mali | AFP | Malian and Burkinabe soldiers have killed, tortured and disappeared civilians while trying to root out jihadists in central Mali, Human Rights Watch said Friday. “Mali and Burkina Faso military operations to counter the growing presence of Islamist armed groups in central Mali have resulted in …

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Fresh DNA tests on body of Burkina’s ‘Che’ inconclusive

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP |  A second set of tests on the suspected remains of Burkina Faso’s iconic ex-president Thomas Sankara have returned inconclusive, with “no DNA profile” to confirm it was his body, the family’s lawyer has said. Sometimes referred to as Africa’s “Che Guevara”, Sankara died during …

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AFCON: Traore snatches third place for Burkina Faso

Port-Gentil, Gabon | AFP |  Alain Traore scored with one minute left to give Burkina Faso a 1-0 win over Ghana Saturday and third place in the Africa Cup of Nations. The Turkey-based attacker thumped an angled free-kick over goalkeeper Richard Ofori and into the net in Gabonese coastal city …

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Burkina Faso govt says it has thwarted coup plot

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | Burkina Faso said Friday it thwarted a “vast conspiracy” earlier this month by forces loyal to ousted leader Blaise Compaore, which aimed to seize power in the impoverished Sahel state. The plot called for attacking the presidential palace and detaining “certain authorities”, said Interior …

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AFCON: Burkina Faso beats Comoros, Uganda to wait

Qualifiers for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon after penultimate round of group matches this weekend: Guinea-Bissau (Group E winners) Morocco (Group F winners) Egypt (Group G winners) Ghana (Group H winners) Algeria (Group J winners) Senegal (Group K winners) Zimbabwe (Group L winners) Cameroon (Group M winners) **Mali  …

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