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Burkina Faso and Mali juntas back Niger coup leaders, issue war warning

Niger coup leaders are getting backing from colleague military juntas in Burkina Faso and Mali following a threat of force from the regional bloc ECOWAS if they don’t re-instate President Mohamed Bazoum. Burkina Faso and Mali who share border with Niger say any attempt to use force to have Bazoum restored will be seen as a declaration of war on… Read More
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Ghana welcomes over 1,000 Burkinabe refugees

Ghanaian authorities have said they have so far registered over 1,000 refugees from Burkina Faso. There has been an influx of Burkinabe nationals into Ghana for months now due to the political and security crisis in that country. Some locals in Northern part of Ghana have complained to local media about the invasion of their community by hundreds of people… Read More
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Burkina Faso signs new education commitments at UN conference

Burkina Faso is among four countries benefiting from the signing of new commitments to education projects, which took place at the United Nations fifth Least Developed Countries conference in Doha on Tuesday. Education Above All (EAA) and the Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD) hosted a roundtable discussion which included ministers from Bangladesh, Liberia, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Pakistan, Nigeria, Malawai and… Read More
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Burkina Faso: Pan-African film festival in full swing amid security concerns

The biannual Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) is in full swing amid security concerns. The festival which was last held in 2021 is taking place at a time Burkina Faso has a new military leader and serious security breaches. The political fallout from two coups within eight months and spiralling violence driven by groups linked to al Qaeda… Read More
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Burkina Faso: Over 50 soldiers killed, several missing

Over 50 soldiers have been killed in an attack by presumed Islamists in the north of Burkina Faso. The army in Burkina Faso said in a statement that 51 bodies had been found so far. Several soldiers are still missing and three wounded soldiers had been evacuated from the scene. The military had said earlier on Monday that eight had… Read More
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ECOWAS: Mali, Guinea and Burkina Faso denied readmission

The West African regional bloc, ECOWAS has rejected a request from Mali, Guinea and Burkina Faso to be re-admitted. These three countries have been suspended from ECOWAS following military takeover, which a democratic transition yet to take place. Foreign ministers from the three West African countries made the call for their reinstatement last week. A similar request was made to… Read More
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Mali, Guinea and Burkina Faso seek re-entry into AU

Mali, Guinea and Burkina Faso are seeking re-entry into the African Union. The foreign affairs ministers of these countries are in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, to lobby to be let back into the AU as this week’s summit opens. All three countries were suspended from the African Union and the regional grouping Ecowas following military coups. Mali’s foreign ministry said… Read More
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France recalls ambassador to Burkina Faso ahead of pulling out troops

Burkina Faso, is still battling an Islamist insurgency but said it wants to do it by itself. France has about 400 special forces based in Burkina Faso to help local forces battle the Islamist insurgency. For some time now there have been agitations over France’s military presence in Burkina Faso. Critics complain the presence of the troops has not improved security… Read More
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Macron seeks clarity after Burkina Faso ordered French troops to leave

French President Emmanuel Macron hopes to get more clarifications from Burkina Faso after it ordered its troops to leave the country. The military government on Saturday demanded the departure of the French troops but there has been very little details on the demand. According to local media, the military government has now suspended a 2018 military accord that allowed the… Read More
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Burkina Faso: Bodies of 28 men found shot dead

Burkina Faso authorities have said that bodies of 28 men killed by gunfire have been found in the northwestern town of Nouna. They have now launched an investigation into the killings which were discovered last week, prosecutors said in a statement. There are no details about the possible perpetrators or motive for the attacks. The Burkinabe civil society organisation CISC… Read More