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Kidnapped French tourists were in Benin ‘red zone’

France has advised its citizens to avoid the red zone area of Benin stressing if they defied and are planing to go ahead, they are risking their lives.

Abducted Italian, Canadian are alive, says Burkina govt

Burkina Faso's government spokesman Remis Fulgance Dandjinou updated Italy's state television channel Rai on the hostages in an interview broadcast Friday evening.

Burkina children skip school, fearing jihadist attacks

School closures have spread from the country's conflict-ridden north to the east.

14 terbunuh dalam serangan di Burkina Faso

Serangan di bandar Kain di wilayah Yatenta, bersempadan Mali itu merupakan insiden paling serius dicatatkan di negara tersebut.

Burkina Faso PM, government resign

The landlocked country lies in the heart of the vast Sahel region, which is struggling with a bloody Islamist insurgency.

Canadian woman missing in west Africa believed to be alive, says...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he was informed that the Canadian woman, reported missing along with her Italian partner in Burkina Faso, is believed to be alive.

Canadian geologist kidnapped in Burkina Faso found dead

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said her country was 'appalled and deeply saddened' by the killing.

Indian, S. African among 3 kidnapped in Burkina Faso

It is not the first time that foreign workers have been kidnapped in Burkina Faso.

Malian forces kill 11 “jihadists” following an ambush

Armed Tuareg groups supporting the government also reported assailants executed more than 20 people on Friday in a village to the northeast.

China, Burkina Faso establish ties following Taiwan snub

The move had been widely expected after Burkina Faso defected from Taiwan, which has steadily lost ground in a decades-long diplomatic tug-of-war with China in developing countries.

Suspected Burkina Faso jihadists ‘were planning attack’

Prosecutor Maiza Sérémé said that the jihadists had been planning an attack against key targets in Ouagadougou.

US rejects calls for UN support to Sahel force

Violence has spilled over into both Burkina Faso and Niger.

Jihadists abduct Burkina Faso teacher ‘for speaking French’

The Islamic State in the Great Sahara claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.

Gunmen kill mayor in Burkina Faso

Hamidou Koundaba, the mayor of the Koutougou department in Soum province, has been "coldly killed" when gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on him near his home on Sunday night.

Trial resumes in Burkina Faso over failed 2015 coup

A total of 84 defendants are on trial over a September 2015 coup which attempted to oust a transitional government.

West African leaders vow to fight jihadists after Burkina Faso attacks

The leaders of Burkina Faso, Togo, and Niger in a show of solidarity with each other in the wake of the recent attacks in Burkina Faso.

Burkina Faso arrests key attack suspect, government source says

There is a possibility that the suspect arrested in the wake of the attacks, as well as the other attackers, were given information by the military.

Top Burkina Faso generals on trial over failed 2015 coup

Gilbert Diendéré and Djibril Bassolé have been charged with treason, undermining state security, and murder.

Melinda Gates battles to promote contraception in Burkina Faso

Melinda Gates is in Burkina Faso to encourage the use of contraceptives, as the country is struggling with an excessive fertility rate.