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Attack of the church in Burkina Faso: Priests among six killed

In a church in Dablo, north of Burkina Faso, armed men killed six people, including a priest, when the Mass was celebrated. The attackers were said to have been between 20 and 30 and then burned down The Church. The mayor of the city, Ousmane Zongo, said that there was panic when other buildings were burned down and a health …

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Burkina Faso: French special forces rescue four hostages

French special forces liberated four hostages in Burkina Faso late last week in a raid that killed two of the elite soldiers. Cedric de Pierrepont and Alain Bertoncello were killed during the nocturnal raid to rescue two French citizens, Laurent Lassimouillas and Patrick Picque. During the operation, two additional hostages were discovered in the enemy camp, which were not identified …

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French hostage says the ordeal in Burkina Faso is & # 39; hell & # 39;

Laurent Lassimouillas, along with another Frenchman, an American and a South Korean, was released in a French-led operation supported by the US military. The rescue took place between Thursday and Friday in the Sahel zone of Burkina Faso. "I would like to thank the French and Burkina Faso authorities," Lassimouillas told reporters at the presidential palace in the capital of …

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Hostages freed in Burkina Faso offer condolences for fall French commandos

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – Hostages freed by French commandos from militants in Burkina Faso offered their condolences on Saturday to the families of two French soldiers killed in the rescue operation. The two French special forces soldiers Cedric de Pierrepont and Alain Bertoncello were killed in a night-time rescue of four foreign hostages including two French citizens in Burkina Fasso are …

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Release of the hostages of Burkina Faso: Two French troops have today killed the release of the hostages in West Africa

In a military operation in the West African nation of Burkina Faso, in which four people abducted from Benin were released from the United States, France and South Korea, two French special officers were killed on Friday. According to French Defense Secretary Florence Parly, four "terrorists" were killed at dawn in northern Burkina Faso to free the two French tourists. …

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"Hostages released" by French in Burkina Faso

Image copyright AFP Caption Frenchman Laurent Lassimouillas (l) and Patrick Picque were among four liberated prisoners Four French hostages have been freed by French troops in Burkina Faso, West Africa, says the French government. Two of the released men were French, while the other two were said to be American and South American Koreans, she said. The rescue operation killed …

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Burkina Faso: Prime Minister and Cabinet resign

Image copyright Getty Images Caption Prime Minister Thieba was under pressure to see militancy rise The Prime Minister of Burkina Faso, Paul Kaba Thieba, has resigned his office with his entire Cabinet. There was no reason for the move, which was announced in a TV bill by the country's president. Mr. Thieba, a former economist, held this position since January …

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Canadian man found dead after being kidnapped in Burkina Faso

Kirk Woodman was found one day after his abduction by a dozen armed men in a mining representative in Burkina Faso. (LinkedIn) A Canadian geologist was found dead after being kidnapped at a mining site in Burkina Faso by a dozen gunmen. The authorities said on Thursday that he was the second Canadian kidnapped in Africa in recent weeks. Kirk …

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After "Snubbing Taiwan", Burkina Faso establishes diplomatic ties with China

BEIJING – Burkina Faso and China officially entered into diplomatic relations on Saturday, days after the West African nation broke off relations with Taiwan, the island that seeks to isolate Beijing on a global scale. Burkina Faso The decision was the final blow against Taiwan, which Beijing sees as part of its territory. The island now has 18 diplomatic allies …

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