Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore ousted as army stage coup, suspend constitution

Burkina Faso’s army said on Monday it had ousted President Roch Kabore, suspended the constitution, dissolved the government and the national assembly and closed the country’s borders. The announcement cited the deterioration of the security situation and what it described as Kabore’s inability to unite the West African nation and effectively respond to challenges it… Read More Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore ousted as army stage coup, suspend constitution

Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore fires PM Christophe Dabire amid escalating security crisis

Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore fired his prime minister on Wednesday amid an escalating security crisis that has killed thousands and led to street protests calling for his ouster. Burkina Faso, one of West Africa’s poorest nations, has been beset by attacks carried out by groups linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State since 2016,… Read More Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore fires PM Christophe Dabire amid escalating security crisis

Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo launch joint military operation against Islamist insurgent groups

Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo have carried out a joint military operation to counter increased attacks by Islamist insurgent groups in parts of West Africa, Burkinabe Security Minister Maxime Kone said on Tuesday. Over 5,700 troops were deployed in the borderlands between Burkina Faso and the other three countries under a security cooperation… Read More Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo launch joint military operation against Islamist insurgent groups

Death toll from Burkina Faso military outpost attack rises to 32

At least 32 people, including 28 military police officers and four civilians, were killed in an attack on a gendarmerie post in northern Burkina Faso, the government said on Monday, raising its earlier death toll of 20. The government’s statement said the toll was provisional as of Monday afternoon. The attack is the deadliest suffered… Read More Death toll from Burkina Faso military outpost attack rises to 32

Twenty dead following insurgent attack on military outpost in northern Burkina Faso

An attack by insurgents killed 19 Burkina Faso military police and a civilian on Sunday in the tri-border northern region where the West African nation is battling Islamist militants, Security Minister Maxime Kone said. Kone said the toll was provisional. “This morning a detachment of the gendarmerie suffered a cowardly and barbaric attack. They held… Read More Twenty dead following insurgent attack on military outpost in northern Burkina Faso

Seven dead, five injured as armed men attack security officials in northern Burkina Faso

Unidentified assailants killed seven police officers and wounded five more in northern Burkina Faso on Friday morning, the government said in a statement. The officers were attacked while on a security mission near Alkoma, between the towns of Dori and Essakane in the far-north Sahel region, the statement said. Islamist militant groups with links to… Read More Seven dead, five injured as armed men attack security officials in northern Burkina Faso

Five policemen killed as armed men attack security forces in northern Burkina Faso

Unidentified armed men killed five police officers in an attack on security forces in northern Burkina Faso in the early hours of Sunday, in which around 15 of the attackers died, the security ministry said in a statement. The incident occurred in Sourou province in the borderlands near Mali, where Islamist groups with links to… Read More Five policemen killed as armed men attack security forces in northern Burkina Faso

Several missing following attack on convoy of Canadian mining company Iamgold in northern Burkina Faso

Several people are missing after a convoy belonging to Canadian mining company Iamgold was attacked in northern Burkina Faso on Friday, two security sources said. The vehicles carrying Iamgold employees came under attack on the road between Dori and Essakane, where the company has its biggest operating mine. Another Iamgold convoy was attacked on its… Read More Several missing following attack on convoy of Canadian mining company Iamgold in northern Burkina Faso