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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Burkina Faso

This year
Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso: Three military regimes sign mutual defence pact
All three countries have undergone coups since 2020, most recently Niger.
DFA 'carefully monitoring' situation in Niger as European partners launch rescue mission
The unrest comes as Niger is the latest country in the African region of the Sahel to suffer a coup along with Mali and Burkina Faso.
UN urges 'impartial' probe after 28 killed in Burkina Faso
The country has been grappling with an insurgency led by jihadists since 2015.
Last year
Mane and Senegal break Burkina Faso hearts to reach AFCON final
Abdou Diallo, Idrissa Gana Gueye and Mane scored second-half goals to secure a 3-1 victory.
Military junta seizes control of Burkina Faso, say soldiers
Burkina Faso has seen a series of anti-government protests as anger has mounted over the handling of an Islamic insurgency.
Disappointment for Dublin-born Roberto Lopes as Cape Verde beaten
Burkina Faso secured a crucial 1-0 win to keep their hopes alive.
All time
At least 114 killed in Burkina Faso in deadliest jihadist attacks since 2015
The country’s president described the massacre as “barbaric” and three days of national mourning have been declared.
Irish citizen killed in Burkina Faso was working in anti-poaching operations
It is believed that the Irish citizen was in a convoy on an anti-poaching patrol in the east of the African country.
Spain confirms journalists murdered after abduction in Burkina Faso
An Irishman was also taken during the attack.
Irish Government investigating reports of missing Irish journalist in Burkina Faso after convoy attack
The Department of Foreign Affairs are investigating the report and are seeking to establish the identity of the missing man.
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.
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.
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.
17 people dead after gunmen open fire on restaurant in Burkina Faso
The victims’ nationalities have yet to be confirmed.
Australian couple in their 80s kidnapped by African Islamist group
The couple have lived in Burkina Faso for over 40 years.
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.
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.
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.
Air Algerie wreckage found in Mali after 'disintegrating'
France will send a military unit to secure the wreckage.
Make-or-break qualifier sees Algeria fans fill stadium... SIX HOURS before kick-off
You can’t question their commitment.
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.
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.
Our favourite moments so far from this year's African Cup of Nations
Oddly, most of them involve goalkeepers.
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.
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.
African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group B
Tournament favourites Ivory Coast feature in the second instalment of our guide to each team.
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.