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Eight soldiers in Burkina Faso arrested for alleged plot

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Ouagadougou, Burkina FasoEight soldiers in Burkina Faso were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of conspiring against the government, the military prosecutor's office said. One of the alleged plotters tipped off the au...

Trial over murder of ‘Africa’s Che Guevara’ opens in Burkina Faso

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The trial of 14 people accused of plotting to assassinate Burkina Faso's former president Thomas Sankara started on Monday, more than 30 years after he was gunned down in one of the most infamous killings in modern ...

Angelina Jolie visits Burkina Faso as UN special envoy

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"The humanitarian crisis in the Sahel seems to me to be totally neglected. It is treated as being of little geopolitical importance," Jolie told the Associated Press. "There’s a bias in the way we think about which c...

Militants kill more than 130 civilians in Burkina Faso village attack

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At least 132 civilians were killed in the worst militant attack in Burkina Faso in recent years, the government said on Saturday, after armed assailants laid siege overnight to a village in the jihadist-plagued north...

Two Spanish journalists and an Irish citizen killed in Burkina Faso

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Madrid, Spain Two Spanish journalists and an Irish citizen have been killed after they were kidnapped during an anti-poaching patrol in Burkina Faso on Monday. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez confirmed the death...

Former Burkina Faso leader Compaore charged in predecessor Sankara’s murder

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A Burkina Faso court charged former President Blaise Compaore in absentia on Tuesday in connection with the 1987 murder of then-President Thomas Sankara, one of the most infamous killings in Africa's post-independen...