Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast creates northern military zone after deadly attack

African country creates zone in response to last month's killing of 14 soldiers on its border with Burkina Faso.

Ivory Coast creates northern military zone after deadly attack

Burkina Faso

Mass grave found with 180 bodies in Burkina Faso

Rights group says evidence suggests government security force involved in turning the area into a 'killing field'.

Mass grave found with 180 bodies in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

'Killing field': At least 180 bodies discovered in Burkina Faso

Bodies - all male - were found dumped in groups by the roadside, under bridges and in fields in northern town of Djibo.

'Killing field': At least 180 bodies discovered in Burkina Faso

Africa

Macron says new tactics 'shifted the dynamic' in Sahel fight

Leaders from G5 Sahel bloc of nations and French president meet in Nouakchott to discuss campaign against armed groups.

Macron says new tactics 'shifted the dynamic' in Sahel fight

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast arrests armed group leader behind border post attack

Defence minister says 'very large' number of people held over June11 raid that killed at least 10 troops.

Ivory Coast arrests armed group leader behind border post attack

Burkina Faso

Desperation grows as fighters blockade key Burkina Faso town

Volunteers launch drive to bring food and medicine to Djibo as armed groups set up roadblocks to cut ties with capital.

Desperation grows as fighters blockade key Burkina Faso town

Refugee Crisis

Nine of 10 most neglected displacement crises in Africa

Jan Egeland, secretary-general of Norwegian Refugee Council, has questioned if disinterest is a result of racism.

Nine of 10 most neglected displacement crises in Africa: NRC

Africa

50 killed in string of attacks in Burkina Faso

At least 50 people have been killed in attacks blamed on armed groups as the country battles an armed rebellion.

Dozens killed in separate Burkina Faso attacks

Burkina Faso

More than a dozen killed in northern Burkina Faso attack

Unknown gunmen kill at least 15 in an attack on a convoy transporting traders in Loroum province, says government.

More than a dozen killed in northern Burkina Faso attack

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso: The 'devastating impact' of attacks on education

Surge in armed group attacks on schools in recent years deprives some 350,000 students of access to education, HRW says.

Burkina Faso: The 'devastating impact' of attacks on education

Africa

Burkina Faso conflict: HRW says 350,000 children out of school

Human Rights Watch says children beg for food or work, and many young girls are forced into early marriages.

Ramadan 2020

'COVID-19 changed everything': Ramadan for IDPs in Burkina Faso

With pandemic disrupting supply chains, thousands displaced by war struggle with lack of food during Muslim holy month.

'COVID-19 changed everything': Ramadan for IDPs in Burkina Faso

Africa

Burkina Faso comedians combat COVID-19 anxiety with humour

How comedians in Burkina Faso are using humour to raise awareness around coronavirus.

Burkina Faso

'Kill the men, free the girls': A family abducted in Burkina Faso

As armed attacks continue in the Sahel, two sisters share their family's ordeal of kidnapping, death and survival.

'Kill the men, free the girls': A family abducted in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso security forces executed unarmed detainees: HRW

Rights group accuses troops from the West African country of killing 31 detainees from the Fulani ethnic group.

Burkina Faso security forces executed unarmed detainees: HRW