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The attacks represent an alarming escalation for Burkina Faso in terms of organiszation, lethality of armaments and length of engagement. ... While the incidents were confined to the city center, they hit two symbolic targets at the heart of power in the country: the army headquarters and the French Embassy.
Ougadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, was shaken on March 2 by an attack by two heavily-armed commando squads on the French embassy and the headquarters of the Burkinabe army in the center of the city. For several hours, the Burkinabe army and French special forces were locked in a firefight ...

Islamist attack in Burkina Faso's capital indicates increasing vulnerability of hardened security force targets ... Jihadists' complex attacks are likely to involve combined tactics such as IEDs and small arms not only in the capital, but also smaller, less well-defended cities through networks of local affiliates.
Authorities in Burkina Faso say they have arrested eight Burkinabe nationals in connection with last week's attacks on army headquarters and the French Embassy. Prosecutor Maizan Sereme announced Tuesday that two of the suspects are current soldiers. Another is a former soldier who was kicked out ...
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Trading resumed at the main market in Burkina Faso's capital city Saturday and residents returned to the streets, a day after Islamic extremists attacked the French Embassy and army headquarters in simultaneous assaults, killing eight people and wounding more ...
Later, the French Mission to the UN tweeted out a Security Council statement on the attack before the UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric did - this while there is still no read-out of the February meeting on Burundi, for which two Council members referred Inner City Press to the French Mission, which has yet to speak on the ...

Burkina Faso's prime minister said Saturday he is revolted by the Islamic extremist attacks that killed at least eight people in the capital, and said the government and people must ... Trading resumed at the main market in Burkina Faso's capital city near the headquarters, and residents returned to the streets.
Islamic extremists struck the French Embassy and army headquarters in simultaneous attacks of gunfire and explosives Friday in Burkina Faso's capital, ... Threats by Islamic extremists also moved into new parts of Burkina Faso in February with an attack by 10 people in an eastern town that killed an officer ...
Gunfire and explosions rocked Burkina Faso's capital early Friday in what the police said was a suspected attack by Islamic extremists. ... Islamic extremist threats also moved into new parts of Burkina Faso earlier this month with an attack by 10 people in an eastern town that killed an officer and wounded ...
Gunfire and explosions rocked Burkina Faso's capital early Friday in what the police said was a suspected attack by Islamic extremists. By midday the gunfire ... Across town in western Ouagadougou, heavy smoke rose from the army joint chief of staff's office, where witnesses reported loud explosions.

Burkina Faso's communications minister says eight Islamic extremists, and seven Burkina Faso soldiers have been killed in the attacks on the French Embassy and army ... France's foreign ministry doesn't confirm whether or not the French embassy and the French Institute in the city were targeted.
Burkina Faso's communications minister says four Islamic extremists have been killed after they attacked the French Embassy in Ouagadougou, the ... Several messages published on the foreign ministry's website and Twitter accounts urge French citizen to avoid the city center, stay off the streets and ...
Village-level solidarityand increased incomes help dim the allure of militant groups and criminal gangs—“hooligans”—who attempt to recruit in remote villages. World Neighbors currently works in 80 villages in Burkina Faso and Mali. About 6,000 women and hundreds of men have been involved in chicken ...
The trial began Tuesday for 84 people accused of masterminding a 2015 coup attempt in Burkina Faso, with the West African nation's capital under tight security. Former presidential aides Gen. Gilbert Diendere and Gen. Djibril Bassole are among those facing a military tribunal. Hundreds of security forces ...
Idrissa Ouedraogo, whose simple, carefully observed movies about cultural change in Burkina Faso and elsewhere in Africa brought him international ... His was a somewhat humorous take, a story about five impoverished boys who become convinced that Osama bin Laden is in their town and hope to ...
Well before the minibus pulls in, a crowd of 100 women has gathered, many toting children. More continue to arrive by bike, on foot. Soon they spill out from under the shelter of two tents that constitute a makeshift waiting area. Some cluster among trees. Others lean against the village maternity building, ...
... struck the French Embassy in Burkina Faso and that country's army headquarters. Seven soldiers were reported killed, as were eight attackers. Over 80 persons were injured. The incident took place in Burkina's famed capital city of Ouagadougou just as regional senior officers who coordinate with France ...
Burkina Faso's prime minister said Saturday he is revolted by the Islamic extremist attacks that killed at least eight people in the capital, and said the government and people must ... Trading resumed at the main market in Burkina Faso's capital city near the headquarters, and residents returned to the streets.
Burkina Faso's leaders urged vigilance Saturday, a day after brazen Islamic extremist attacks on the army headquarters and French Embassy in the capital, which killed eight ... Trading resumed at the main market in Burkina Faso's capital city near the headquarters, and residents returned to the streets.


 

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