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Africa: Violence Against Christians On the Rise in Africa
The African continent is seeing an increasing number of violent attacks on Christians. Church representatives are particularly at risk of being targeted ― as are imams. Read more »
Burkina Faso: Islamist Militancy Rising 'At An Alarming Rate'
Six people killed in a Sunday church service were the latest victims of terrorist attacks in northern Burkina Faso. While the attacks haven't made headlines, observers say they… Read more »
Burkina Faso: Gunmen Kill Priest, Worshippers in Church
A group of attackers has killed several worshippers in Burkina Faso during a Catholic Church service. It is the second attack on Christians in the West African nation in two weeks. Read more »
Burkina Faso: French Special Forces Free Four Hostages
Two French people, one American and one South Korean were freed in the operation. The French military was at first unaware of two of the hostages. Read more »
West Africa: Merkel 'Grilled' By Students Over Sahel Weapons Exports
During her West Africa trip, Chancellor Angela Merkel faced a student's question on why the region's armies are weaker than terrorists. From Burkina Faso she flew to Mali, where… Read more »
West Africa: Merkel Kicks Off Tour By Pledging Support in Fight Against Terrorism
Boosting counter-terrorism support for countries in West Africa has become one of Angela Merkel's main priorities on the continent. The EU is also hoping to curb migration by… Read more »
Burkina Faso: Gunmen Kill Pastor, Worshippers in Burkina Faso Church
A group of attackers fired at Christian worshippers in Burkina Faso as the victims were leaving church service, eyewitnesses have said. Several people were reportedly killed,… Read more »
West Africa: Flintlock - US Special Forces Bolster African Armies
Despite US special commando raids and drone strikes, as well as military training given to African allies, terrorism in the Sahel region is on the rise. Can the military put an end… Read more »
Burkina Faso: Kidnapped Canadian Geologist Found Dead
Officials in Burkina Faso have said a kidnapped Canadian geologist was found dead in the country's remote northeast, a border region infiltrated by jihadis. Kirk Woodman had worked… Read more »
Burkina Faso: Islamist Attacks Prompt State of Emergency
A deadly ambush in a northern province on the border to Mali has prompted Burkina Faso's president to declare a state of emergency. Burkina Faso is battling increased attacks by… Read more »
West Africa: EU, France Step Up Security, Development Aid for G5 Sahel
The EU and France have increased their financial support for projects in the five Sahel states which sit on the southern rim of Africa's Sahara desert. Terrorism and lawlessness… Read more »
Burkina Faso: Spreading Religious Tolerance in Burkina Faso
Burkino Faso in West Africa is well known for its religious and cultural tolerance. But several large-scale extremist attacks in the region are putting this to the test. One man is… Read more »
Burkina Faso: Mali-Based Militant Group Claims Deadly Attacks
A militant group that includes al-Qaida's North African branch has claimed responsibility for Friday's deadly assault. A UN report has warned that growing instability in Mali could… Read more »
Burkina Faso: Remembering Thomas Sankara
Burkina Faso's late President Thomas Sankara is considered one of Africa's revolutionaries and an icon of the liberation movement. He continues to inspire youth movements across… Read more »
Burkina Faso: Support Needed for North in Fight Against Terror
Not for the first time, a terror attack in Ouagadougou has left many people dead. But terror is not only a problem in the capital of Burkina Faso. The threat is present throughout… Read more »
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