Tag: Burkina Faso
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.
Burkina Faso's government spokesman Remis Fulgance Dandjinou updated Italy's state television channel Rai on the hostages in an interview broadcast Friday evening.
School closures have spread from the country's conflict-ridden north to the east.
Serangan di bandar Kain di wilayah Yatenta, bersempadan Mali itu merupakan insiden paling serius dicatatkan di negara tersebut.
The landlocked country lies in the heart of the vast Sahel region, which is struggling with a bloody Islamist insurgency.
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 Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said her country was 'appalled and deeply saddened' by the killing.
It is not the first time that foreign workers have been kidnapped in Burkina Faso.
Armed Tuareg groups supporting the government also reported assailants executed more than 20 people on Friday in a village to the northeast.
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.
Prosecutor Maiza Sérémé said that the jihadists had been planning an attack against key targets in Ouagadougou.
Violence has spilled over into both Burkina Faso and Niger.
The Islamic State in the Great Sahara claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.
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.
A total of 84 defendants are on trial over a September 2015 coup which attempted to oust a transitional government.
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.
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.
Gilbert Diendéré and Djibril Bassolé have been charged with treason, undermining state security, and murder.