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    Burkina Faso Military massacres over 223 civilians, including babies in a hasty raid on two villages

    World | Apr 25, 2024, 12:23 PM IST

    Burkina Faso- a once-peaceful nation has been ravaged by violence that has pitted jihadis linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group against state-backed forces. Both sides have targeted civilians caught in the middle of the brutal war-like situation.

  • Burkina Faso's military junta took control after a coup in

    Burkina Faso: 70 killed, mostly children and elderly, in village massacre amid Islamist insurgency

    World | Nov 14, 2023, 10:56 AM IST

    Burkina Faso's government was overthrown by the military junta, which promised to take care of the perilous security situation of the country. Despite that, the West African nation continues to grapple with Islamist insurgency that has killed thousands and displaced millions.

  • UN human rights chief Volker Turk calls for probe into Burkina Faso killings

    World | Jan 08, 2023, 08:08 AM IST

    The U.N. human rights office said Turk had previously raised concerns with the government about possible abuses 'linked to recruitment, arming and deployment of auxiliaries in Burkina Faso.'

  • 24 including church pastor, killed in attack in Burkina Faso

    24 including church pastor killed in attack in Burkina Faso

    World | Feb 17, 2020, 04:58 PM IST

    Gunmen killed 24 men, including a church pastor, and kidnapped three others on Sunday in Burkina Faso, an official said. It was the latest attack against a religious leader in the increasingly unstable West African nation.  

  • 35 civilians, 80 jihadists killed in attack in Burkina Faso

    35 civilians, 80 jihadists killed in attack in Burkina Faso

    World | Dec 25, 2019, 09:45 AM IST

    Jihadists attacked a town in northern Burkina Faso and killed 35 civilians, most of them women, and ensuing clashes with security forces left 80 jihadists dead, the West African nation’s president announced late Tuesday. The violence, which erupted in the town of Arbinda in Sahel region near the country’s border with Mali, lasted for several hours, according to a military statement. Seven members of the security forces who responded also were killed.

  • Ravi Pujari

    How Ravi Pujari, underworld Don, managed to go underground

    World | Jun 11, 2019, 07:47 AM IST

    Influenced by Amitabh Bachchan's portrayal as Anthony Gonsalves in 'Amar Akbar Anthony', Pujari is a movie junkie.

  • Troops ride in a vehicle near the French Embassy in central

    Extremists stage deadly attacks in Burkina Faso capital

    World | Mar 02, 2018, 11:55 PM IST

    More than 90 people were wounded in the violence in the former French colony in West Africa, and officials called it a terrorist attack. There was no claim of responsibility.

  • burkina faso diplomat chosen as interim leader

    Burkina Faso diplomat chosen as interim leader

    World | Nov 18, 2014, 07:40 AM IST

    Ouagadougou: Burkina Faso's former ambassador to the United Nations is slated to be in charge of a civilian transitional government after the military briefly seized control of the country last month.Michel Kafando, 72, was named

  • un chief hails civilian rule deal in burkina faso

    UN chief hails civilian rule deal in Burkina Faso

    World | Nov 07, 2014, 07:44 AM IST

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has hailed the adoption of an agreement on one-year civilian-led transition, calling on all parties in the country to rapidly decide who will lead the transition.Ban encouraged all

  • 3 presidents press burkina faso on civilian rule

    3 presidents press Burkina Faso on civilian rule

    World | Nov 06, 2014, 09:07 AM IST

    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Diplomats pressing Burkina Faso's military ruler to return the country to civilian rule said on Wednesday they are seeking names of people who could serve as interim head of state until elections

  • un chief wants civilian led transition in burkina faso

    UN chief wants civilian-led transition in Burkina Faso

    World | Nov 05, 2014, 08:30 AM IST

    United Nations: UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called for an inclusive, civilian-led transition in Burkina Faso, with his special representative in the region consulting with stakeholders, a UN spokesperson said."The Secretary-General continues to be greatly

  • france seeks civilian rule in burkina faso

    France seeks civilian rule in Burkina Faso

    World | Nov 05, 2014, 06:27 AM IST

    Paris: France on Tuesday gave a call for the creation of a civilian transitional government in Burkina Faso to prepare for elections in the West African country where violent and massive street protests forced president

  • burkina faso appoints new transitional leader

    Burkina Faso appoints new transitional leader

    World | Nov 02, 2014, 07:32 AM IST

    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Burkina Faso's army appointed a military colonel as transitional leader on Saturday, it said, after the West African country's president resigned from 27 years in office amid violent protests against his continued

  • au calls for civilian led transition in burkina faso

    AU calls for civilian-led transition in Burkina Faso

    World | Nov 02, 2014, 07:22 AM IST

    Addis Ababa: The African Union (AU) has called for a civilian-led and consensual transition in Burkina Faso.The Peace and Security Council of the 54-member Pan-African bloc will be holding a meeting on Monday to consider

  • burkina faso 2nd soldier says he s president

    Burkina Faso: 2nd soldier says he's president

    World | Nov 01, 2014, 11:12 AM IST

    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending his 27-year reign and sparking a struggle in the military for control of the

  • us urges peaceful transition of power in burkina faso

    US urges peaceful transition of power in Burkina Faso

    World | Nov 01, 2014, 08:33 AM IST

    Washington: The US on Friday called for a "peaceful" transition of power in Burkina Faso, but refused to label the military's take-over as a coup."We underscored our commitment to peaceful transitions of power, through democratic

  • us urge peaceful transition of power in burkina faso

    US urge peaceful transition of power in Burkina Faso

    World | Nov 01, 2014, 07:25 AM IST

    Washington: The US Friday called for a "peaceful" transition of power in Burkina Faso, but refused to label the military's take-over as a coup."We underscored our commitment to peaceful transitions of power, through democratic elections,

  • burkina faso parliament building set on fire

    Burkina Faso parliament building set on fire

    World | Oct 30, 2014, 10:39 PM IST

    Ouagadougou: Protesters agitated over plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year rule have set fire to Parliament House, BBC reported Thursday.Having first come to power in a coup in 1987,

  • un finds second black box of air algeria jet

    UN finds second black box of Air Algeria jet

    World | Jul 27, 2014, 07:32 AM IST

    Bamako (Mali): The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali said today that its experts found the second black box of the Air Algerie plane that fell from the sky and disintegrated in remote northern Mali, killing

  • ghana seeded for final world cup draw

    Ghana seeded for final World Cup draw

    Football | Sep 13, 2013, 11:30 AM IST

    Accra (Ghana): World No.24 Ghana will be seeded for the final play-off draw for the 2014 Brazil FIFA World Cup.The 'Black Stars' will be seeded alongside Ivory Coast, Algeria, Nigeria and Tunisia -- the five

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