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 to the officials. Witnesses said […]

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Burkina Faso

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, and each year thousands of […]

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