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Burkina Faso: More violence in Houet, two gendarmes killed

Ouagadougou, May 25, 2020 - Two policemen have been killed in a fresh attack in the Sahel state of Burkina Faso, which is battling a jihadist revolt, security sources said Monday. The gendarmes, one of them a brigade commander, died late Sunday when gunmen attacked...

Outlook: Can the country of Togo be a Jihadi hotspot?

Dapaong, Togo, May 21, 2020 (By Célia Lebur) - In a makeshift bunker of sacks of rice beneath a tree, heavily-armed Togolese soldiers keep watch over villagers coming and going on foot or bike across the border with Burkina Faso. Just a dried-out river bed separates...

Burkina Faso: Rights group wants investigation into extra-judicial killings

Ouagadougou, May 20, 2020  - Human Rights Watch called Wednesday on the Burkina Faso authorities to hold an independent investigation into the jail cell deaths of 12 men whose relatives say were executed by the security forces. The 12 men, among 25 arrested for...

Burkina Faso: Al-Qaeda-affiliate claims responsibility for attack in Loroum

Ouagadougou, May 20, 2020 - Two Burkina Faso soldiers and five civilian defence volunteers have been killed during an ambush on a military patrol in the restive north of the country, security sources said Tuesday. The attack occurred on Monday as soldiers from the...

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