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Multiple casualties in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

August 14, 2017 8:11 am
Multiple casualties in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

At least 18 people have been killed and nine others wounded after suspected Takfiri terrorists opened fire on people at a restaurant popular with foreigners in Burkina Faso’s capital, officials say. The assailants raided the upscale Turkish restaurant—Aziz Istanbul—in Ouagadougou late Sunday evening and started shooting at people there, according […]

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Australian woman kidnapped in Burkina Faso freed

February 7, 2016 6:43 am
Australian woman kidnapped in Burkina Faso freed

Dr Ken Elliott and his wife Jocelyn, both aged in their 80s, were abducted following attacks in Burkina Faso by suspected Islamic extremists. Photo / SuppliedAn Australian woman kidnapped with her doctor husband in Burkina Faso by a group affiliated to al-Qaeda has been freed, neighbouring Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou […]

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Al-Qaida claim hotel attack in Burkina Faso

January 16, 2016 6:33 am
Al-Qaida claim hotel attack in Burkina Faso

Two unidentified armed men approach a vehicle near the hotel in Ouagadougou. Photo / AP• Gunmen storm Splendid Hotel and cafe in Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou• They detonated a car bomb in front of the hotel entrance, witnesses say, torched cars and fired in the air• Take hostages in hotel, […]

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Burkina Faso

December 6, 2012 7:29 am

Burkina Faso is a country in western Africa, formerly known as Upper Volta. It was a French colony until 1960, when it gained independence. The country took the name Burkina Faso, meaning “land of upright people” in 1985. Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries of what was formerly French West Africa, […]

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