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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 […]

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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Suspected foreign jihadists arrested in Senegal

Police in Senegal has arrested two suspected foreign jihadists in the capital city Dakar, including one who had been in contact with the mastermind of an attack on an Ivory Coast hotel a year ago. Police spokesman Henry Cisse was quoted by Reuters saying an operation in Dakar on Thursday had led to the arrest […]

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Burkina: Cabinet reshuffled, Defense Minister Appointed

Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has reshuffled his cabinet on Monday, handing over control of the defense ministry. The president has appointed Jean Claude Bouda, previously youth minister, as minister of defense as the West-African nation battles to contain the spread of Islamist militant violence. Kabore had held the post himself since he […]

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AFCON 2017: Host Gabon Exits Tournament

African Cup of Nations host Gabon made a disappointing exit from the tournament on Sunday after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a golden chance in the final minute over Cameroon. The Central African nation’s team failed to make it to the knockout stage of the tournament after they drew Cameroon in a goalless affair in their final […]

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ECOWAS, a Bullwark against Dictatorships in West Africa

The (ECOWAS) has grown steadily to acquire a political and military dimension besides its role in bolstering economic integration in the region. The recent intervention of the African sub-regional grouping to pressure the long-ruling Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh to step down in recognition of his electoral defeat is but another shining example of the growing […]

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