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# burkina-faso - Sunday 12 May, 2019

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

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

May 12th 2019, 7:01 PM 17,559 Views 25 Comments

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
# West Africa
# West Africa

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

May 10th 2019, 12:05 PM 13,707 Views 6 Comments

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
# Burkina Faso
# Burkina Faso

Sacred snappers: The village where crocodiles are welcome

Jun 23rd 2018, 10:00 AM 10,441 Views 12 Comments

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
# Istanbul
# Istanbul

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

Aug 14th 2017, 7:09 AM 11,165 Views 14 Comments

The victims’ nationalities have yet to be confirmed.

# burkina-faso - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Australian couple in their 80s kidnapped by African Islamist group
# Ansar Dine
# Ansar Dine

Australian couple in their 80s kidnapped by African Islamist group

Jan 17th 2016, 8:11 AM 20,262 Views 17 Comments

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
# Burkina Faso
# Burkina Faso

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

Jan 16th 2016, 8:15 PM 39,311 Views 56 Comments

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
# Explainer
# Explainer

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

Sep 28th 2015, 6:40 AM 20,073 Views 13 Comments

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
# Black Spring
# Black Spring

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

Oct 30th 2014, 2:35 PM 7,425 Views 15 Comments

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'
# Crash
# Crash

Air Algerie wreckage found in Mali after 'disintegrating'

Jul 25th 2014, 7:38 AM 15,822 Views 27 Comments

France will send a military unit to secure the wreckage.

# burkina-faso - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 19th 2013, 3:18 PM 4,588 Views 3 Comments

You can’t question their commitment.

# burkina-faso - Sunday 10 February, 2013

Super Eagles: Mba's moment of brilliance wins the African Cup of Nations
# Take A Bow
From The42
# Take A Bow

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

Feb 10th 2013, 9:49 PM 3,854 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 10th 2013, 11:03 AM 1,011 Views 0 Comments

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

# burkina-faso - Saturday 9 February, 2013

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

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

Feb 9th 2013, 8:30 AM 1,462 Views 0 Comments

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
# Read Me

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

May 23rd 2012, 7:30 PM 57 Views 27 Comments

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
# Food Crisis
# Food Crisis

Ireland gives €5 million in emergency funding to Sahel region

Feb 20th 2012, 11:37 AM 1,649 Views 27 Comments

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

African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group B
# AFCON
From The42
# AFCON

African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group B

Jan 18th 2012, 3:37 PM 383 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Libya
# Libya

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

Sep 6th 2011, 11:42 AM 226 Views 0 Comments

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