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International · Ouagadougou

Burkina Faso's ex-pres Compaore sentenced to life in prison over Sankara murder

44% Left coverage: 50 sources
Blaise Compaore sentenced to life in prison for his role in the murder of Thomas Sankara. The former strongman was sentenced along with his then-security chief, Hyacinthe Kafando. The tribunal, which began last October, found the men "guilty of attack on state security, complicity in murder and concealment of a corpse"See the Story
US & Canada · Ouagadougou

Jihadi abuses increasing in Burkina Faso, says rights group

58% Center coverage: 19 sources
Jihadis are raping and killing civilians and using child soldiers in Burkina Faso, a Human Rights Watch report says. Civilians are also threatened by unlawful killings and enforced disappearances by government security forces and government-allied militias, it says. The report was based on interviews with 83 survivors, witnesses and others between September and April.See the Story
Terrorism · Ouagadougou

Suspected extremist attack kills 16 soldiers in Burkina Faso

47% Left coverage: 17 sources
Burkina Faso is grappling with rising jihadi violence linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group. This is the latest in a series against the military. At least 40 security forces were killed in the last two weeks of March according to an internal security report for aid groups.See the Story
Military · Ouagadougou

Attacks in Mali and Burkina Faso kill 15, wound 20

41% Left coverage: 17 sources
The attacks are the latest in a series of increased violence linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic state across the country. The military junta, which overthrew a democratically elected government in January, is struggling to stem the violence. The government said it was going to support community leaders in talking with some jihadis.See the Story
Terrorist Attack · Ouagadougou

Jihadis’ attack in eastern Burkina Faso kills 11 soldiers

46% Center coverage: 11 sources
Injured soldiers have been taken to hospital and aerial support killed 15 attackers. Burkina Faso has been ravaged by violence linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group. Mutinous soldiers ousted the democratically elected president in January promising to stem the violence. Within a 72-hour period last week nearly 60 people were killed in violence targeting villages.See the Story
Politics · Ouagadougou

Hunger grips Burkina Faso due to increasing jihadi violence

70% Center coverage: 10 sources
Some 3.5 million people are food insecure in Burkina Faso. Nearly 630,000 are expected to be on the brink of starvation. This is an 82% increase from last year of people facing emergency hunger. Aid organizations are bracing for more price hikes because of the Ukraine war.See the Story
Politics · Ouagadougou

Burkina Faso national conference approves 3-year military-led transition

45% Center coverage: 9 sources
Burkina Faso adopts a charter which sets a three-year transition period. The charter was signed by military junta leader Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba. Damiba led a coup to overthrow the elected government just over a month ago. The country faces constant attacks by armed militants linked to al-Qaida.See the Story
Floods · Ouagadougou

Burkina Faso investigates mine flood as search for eight workers drags on

38% Left coverage: 8 sources
Burkina Faso's government has launched a judicial investigation into a flood at a zinc mine that left eight workers trapped. Canada-based Trevali Mining Corp (TV.TO) suspended operations at its Perkoa mine on April 16, when heavy rainfall caused flash floods. Search and rescue efforts are ongoing.See the Story
Ouagadougou · Ouagadougou

Armed assailants kill about 50 people in eastern Burkina Faso

Coverage: 2 sources
Armed assailants have killed about 50 people in eastern Burkina Faso. It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack on Wednesday.Islamist militants linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State have overrun swathes of Burkina. Army officers overthrew Burkina's president in January, complaining about worsening Islamist violence.See the Story

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