The latest attacks highlight the vulnerability of Mali’s sprawling arid north, where UN troops and Malian soldiers are struggling in their fight against jihadists who seized vast swathes of territory in 2012
President Roch Marc Christian Kabore: ‘For the first time in its history, our country has fallen victim to a series of barbaric terrorist attacks’
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (Jan. 17, 2016) — At least 29 people, including 10 foreigners, were killed in an Al-Qaeda attack on a top hotel in Burkina Faso, an unprecedented strike in the capital illustrating the expanding reach of regional jihadists.
The Burkina government says the pair were kidnapped in Baraboule, near the west African country’s borders with Niger and Mali
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (Jan. 17, 2016) — Two Australians have been kidnapped in Burkina Faso, officials said Saturday, January 16, as a Malian Islamist group said the couple were in the hands of Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists.