France honors soldiers killed freeing hostages in Africa
French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday defended a military operation to free hostages held in Burkina Faso that left two French special forces officers dead.Crowds lined the Alexander III Bridge in central Paris as the funeral cortege carrying the coffins of the two Marine commandos drove slowly past, part of ...
Burkina Faso president wishes ex-hostages safe return
Burkina Faso's president has received three liberated hostages in the presidential palace in the capital, Ouagadougou, to wish them well as they fly to Paris.Roch Kabore tweeted Saturday he wishes the two French tourists and one South Korean citizen a "safe return to their respective families."The three will fly to ...
French soldiers killed while freeing tourists in West Africa
Two French soldiers have been killed in a military operation in the West African nation of Burkina Faso that freed two French tourists and two others kidnapped in neighboring Benin.In a statement Friday, French President Emmanuel Macron expressed condolences for the two soldiers killed in the overnight operation. He promised ...
Germany’s Merkel arrives in Niger on West Africa tour
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Niger for the final stop of her three-nation West Africa tour.Earlier on Thursday Merkel met with some of the 850 German soldiers who are serving with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali.She had started the day by meeting with university students in ...
Terror attacks on the rise in Burkina Faso
Deadly attacks kill at least 65 this month in the West African nation
UN warns humanitarian crisis unfolding in Burkina Faso
The country has seen a surge in terrorist attacks and growing economic problems; $100 million is needed to assist the most vulnerable
Burkina Faso plagued by terror attacks, rights allegations
While the number of terror attacks grows, the Burkina Faso army is being implicated in extrajudicial killings
Witness: At least 48 civilians killed in north-central Burkina Faso
A government spokesman says on state TV that jihadists attacked the town of Yirgou on Monday night in an effort to stoke ethnic conflict
American Kennel Club adds a breed: the speedy, sleek Azawakh
A fleet-footed hound that hails from West Africa is the latest dog in the American Kennel Club's pack of recognized breeds.The club announced Wednesday that the Azawakh (AHZ'-ah-wahk) became the 193rd breed in its roster. That means Azawakhs can now compete in many dog shows, though they're not eligible for ...
10 Burkina Faso police officers killed in ambush
The officers reportedly were attacked while heading to the village of Loroni, near the border with Mali, after a school there had been attacked and textbooks torched by armed assailants
France vows aid for Burkina, but no more troops to fight Islamists
French President Emmanuel Macron said Paris was ready to send more trainers and military advisers as well as extra equipment
General denies leading Burkina Faso coup
Violence left 14 people dead and 270 injured; Gilbert Diendere is charged with treason, murder and threatening state security
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