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Terrorism: Malian Mimi Ould Baba charged with murdering U.S. Citizen Michael Riddering in Burkina Faso

A criminal complaint was filed on Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging Mimi Ould Baba, 32, a citizen of Mali, with the murder of U.S. citizen Michael J. Riddering, and conspiring to provide...

Belittled by Trump, France’s Macron finds his muscles in Africa, summons five leaders with tone used in colonial era

U.S. President Donald Trump may not be loved in most countries in Africa the same way Barack Obama or Bill Clinton was, but his constant criticisms of France and other European nations which are unable to...

Islamists execute over 250 civilians in Burkina Faso – Human Rights Watch

Armed Islamist groups in Burkina Faso have committed targeted attacks and summary executions that have killed over 250 civilians since April 2019, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.Witnesses...

UPDATED: IMF approves release of $24.9 million to Burkina Faso, part of $157.6 million loan secured in 2018 under ECF

The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday approved the release of $24.9 million to Burkina Faso, part of 157.6 million loan secured in 2018 under an extended credit facility (ECF) arrangement.An extended...

Burkina Faso gets $20 million loan from OPEC to invest in agriculture

The Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) Dr Abdulhamid Alkhalifa has signed a US$20 million development loan to help finance Burkina Faso’s Agricultural Value Chain Support Project (PAPFA).

264 people killed in Africa from 70 terror attacks in last two weeks of April alone | Report

At least 264 people were killed in Africa from 70 terrorist attacks in the last two weeks of April alone, the African Center for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT)...

Washington DC National Guard joins Burkina Faso to defeat terrorism in West Africa

Terrorists in West Africa may be soon have a harder time planning and executing attacks on innocent civilians, going by a new partnership between Burkina Faso and the District of Columbia...

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