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#Burkina Faso

# burkina-faso - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Gunmen kill priest and five parishioners during Mass in Burkina Faso church

Up to 30 attackers set fire to the church, several shops and a small cafe before looting a local health centre.

# burkina-faso - Friday 10 May, 2019

Two French soldiers killed in operation to free four hostages in Burkina Faso

One American, one Korean and two French hostages were freed in the operation.

# burkina-faso - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Sacred snappers: The village where crocodiles are welcome

According to local legend, the startling relationship with the predators dates back to at least the 15th century.

# burkina-faso - Monday 14 August, 2017

17 people dead after gunmen open fire on restaurant in Burkina Faso

The victims’ nationalities have yet to be confirmed.

# burkina-faso - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Australian couple in their 80s kidnapped by African Islamist group

The couple have lived in Burkina Faso for over 40 years.

# burkina-faso - Saturday 16 January, 2016

Al-Qaeda gunmen kill at least 20 people outside African hotel popular with tourists

Around 10 vehicles were on fire in the street where the four-star Splendid hotel is located in a busy, central area of Ouagadougou.

# burkina-faso - Monday 28 September, 2015

4 things you need to know about the (now failed) coup in Burkina Faso

The country’s interim government was restored earlier this week after a week-long coup.

# burkina-faso - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Chaos breaks out in Burkina Faso as president attempts to stay in power

The country’s parliament has been set on fire in this most recent surge of violence.

# burkina-faso - Friday 25 July, 2014

Air Algerie wreckage found in Mali after 'disintegrating'

France will send a military unit to secure the wreckage.

# burkina-faso - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

From The42 Make-or-break qualifier sees Algeria fans fill stadium... SIX HOURS before kick-off Anticipation

Make-or-break qualifier sees Algeria fans fill stadium... SIX HOURS before kick-off

You can’t question their commitment.

# burkina-faso - Sunday 10 February, 2013

From The42 Super Eagles: Mba's moment of brilliance wins the African Cup of Nations Take A Bow This post contains videos

Super Eagles: Mba's moment of brilliance wins the African Cup of Nations

NIgeria won the competition for the first time in 19 years this evening.

From The42 Preview: Burkina Faso bid to round off 'Cup of Upsets' with Soweto win AFCON

Preview: Burkina Faso bid to round off 'Cup of Upsets' with Soweto win

The Stallions take on Nigeria in tonight’s African Cup of Nations final.

# burkina-faso - Saturday 9 February, 2013

From The42 Our favourite moments so far from this year's African Cup of Nations Recap

Our favourite moments so far from this year's African Cup of Nations

Oddly, most of them involve goalkeepers.

# burkina-faso - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Column: ‘Women are digging up anthills for the tiny grains inside’ Read Me This post contains images

Column: ‘Women are digging up anthills for the tiny grains inside’

Children mine for gold in home-made pits, while parents risk their lives for food – Jim Clarken describes the harrowing scenes as a crisis unfolds in west Africa.

# burkina-faso - Monday 20 February, 2012

Ireland gives €5 million in emergency funding to Sahel region

Ten million people are at risk from a growing food crisis in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria.

# burkina-faso - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

From The42 African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group B AFCON This post contains videos

African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group B

Tournament favourites Ivory Coast feature in the second instalment of our guide to each team.

# burkina-faso - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Libyan troop convoy reaches Niger and heads for capital but is Gaddafi with them?

Gaddafi remains popular amongst some African tribes for his previous financial backing of them.