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Burkina Faso police fire tear gas at anti-government protest

Military police launch tear gas canisters to disperse about 100 protesters trying to march towards downtown Ouagadougou to protest the government’s failure to quell violence. Police have fired tear gas in Burkina Faso’s capital during a demonstration against the government’s failure to stop a wave of violence by hardliner fighters. Opponents of President Roch Kabore,Continue reading “Burkina Faso police fire tear gas at anti-government protest”

Gunmen kill 37, including children, in Niger village

Unidentified armed men have killed 37 civilians, including 14 children, in an attack on a village in southwest Niger, according to internal security service memos and a local official. The attack occurred on Monday in the commune of Banibangou, in the Tillabery region near the Malian border, where Islamist militants have massacred hundreds of civiliansContinue reading “Gunmen kill 37, including children, in Niger village”

Burkina Faso: Thousands protest against rising jihadist bloodshed

Thousands of people took to the streets of Burkina Faso on Saturday, demanding a stronger response to rising jihadist bloodshed after a massacre last month killed more than 130 people. The landlocked West African country has faced increasing attacks by jihadist groups linked Al-Qaeda or the Islamic State since 2015. In the capital Ouagadougou, protestersContinue reading “Burkina Faso: Thousands protest against rising jihadist bloodshed”