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Burkina Faso: Ex-minister Bassolé released from prison, placed under house arrest

Burkina Faso’s former foreign affairs minister, Djibril Bassolé, has been released from jail on Wednesday, pending trial for treason. Djibril Bassolé who is accused of alleged involvement in a coup attempt in 2015, left the military house of Ouagadougou on Wednesday to a presidential villa under military surveillance, local media reported. The defense team of […]

U.S. recalls Peace Corps volunteers from terrorism-stricken Burkina-Faso

The United States embassy in Burkina-Faso last weekend announced the evacuation of 124 Peace Corps volunteers working in several regions of the West African country. The main reason for this departure is related to the security situation in the county. The landlocked nation, which appeared to have escaped the worst of the wave of Islamist […]

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Mauritania: Police experts of the G5 Sahel countries boost cooperation

About 32 senior executives of the Sahel multinational military force known as “G5 Sahel” last week, met in Mauritania’s Capital Nouakchott to strengthen police cooperation in the terrorism-stricken region. Leaders of Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad, earlier last month, established the G5 Sahel force to operate in coordination with French troops and MINUSMA, […]

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Senegal to launch its first internet exchange point, SenIX

Senegalese government plans to launch its first Internet Exchange Point on August 29 in the capital city Dakar, Cheikh Bakhoum, the Director General of the Senegalese State Information Agency (ADIE) and Chairman of Senegal Internet Exchange Point (SenIX) said in an interview with CIO Mag. The infrastructure will allow a direct exchange of Internet traffic […]

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Surge in terrorism: Germany to train Burkina Faso soldiers

Following recent terror attacks in Burkina Faso, the West African nation this week agreed with Germany to receive counterterrorism training from experts to help its police and security forces combat a surge in terrorism. The training deal was disclosed by a top German official after a meeting with Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Kabore, Bloomberg […]

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After Ouagadougou, suspected jihadists target UN mission in Timbuktu

After the attack carried out in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso Saturday, Gunmen in Mali on Monday opened fire on UN peacekeepers and Malian troops in the northern city of Timbuktu and the central city of Douentza, the spokesperson of the mission said. In the first attack against the UN peacekeeping mission base of […]

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UN Security Council Okays deployment of G-5 Joint Force in the Sahel

The United Nations Security Council, on Wednesday, unanimously approved a resolution welcoming the deployment of a 5,000-strong force from five African countries to restore peace and security and fight extremists in the vast Sahel region. The resolution, drafted by France, welcomes the deployment but does not grant full UN authorization to the force due to […]

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Burkina Faso opens over 22,755 public sector vacancies

Burkina Faso’s Government on Monday announced over 22,700 vacancies for people willing to enter the civil service. According to the government, a total of 22,755 positions will be opened in due course to give chance to the youths to get back to work. The Minister of Communication and government spokesperson, Rémis Fulgance Dandjinou, who was […]

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Mali: 11 soldiers killed near border with Burkina Faso

A jihadist group led by Ibrahim Malam Dicko a notorious Malian terrorist Sunday killed 11 government forces in Mali, forcing other soldiers to flee to neighbouring Burkina Faso. The Defense Ministry announced that an army post came under attack in Boulikessi in central Mali, not far from the border with Burkina Faso. Eleven soldiers were […]

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Morocco to Become Member of ECOWAS, Another Major Regional Bloc

In a bid to boost further regional African integration and South-South cooperation, Morocco seeks the membership of the Economic Community of Western African Countries (ECOWAS), one of the major regional blocs in the continent. Morocco has informed President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, chairperson of ECOWAS, of its desire to join this regional grouping through […]

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