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ECOWAS Speaks On The Exit Of Niger, Mali And Burkina Faso From The Community

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has responded to news of the exit of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger from the community. Although ECOWAS says it is yet to receive any direct formal notification from the three Member States about their intention to withdraw from the Community, the …

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Ghana, Burkina Faso Security Agencies On Manhunt For Suspected Terrorists In Sissala West District

Ghana and Burkina Faso law enforcement agencies have launched a coordinated security operation to locate individuals believed to be terrorists hiding in the Fatchu area of the Sissala West District.         According to information obtained from the Sissala West District Police Command, it suspected that these individuals …

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WAFU B Women’s U20 Cup: Ghana’s Black Princesses Seal Final Spot With Comeback Win Over Burkina Faso

The Black Princesses of Ghana booked their place in the final of the 2023 WAFU Zone B Women’s U-20 Cup of Nations following another emphatic win on Wednesday afternoon. The Black Princesses came from a goal down to record a 3-1 win over Burkina Faso in the first semifinal game …

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Wagner Comment: If You Can’t Provide Us Food, Don’t Let Them Bring Guns On Us – Minority Leader To President Akufo-Addo

Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu has chastised President Akufo-Addo over his comments on the Russian mercenary group Wagner in Washington. According to him, President Akufo-Addo did not exercise good judgment in his comments. Mr Iddrisu said the President who had previously served as a Foreign Affairs and Attorney General ought not …

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President Akufo-Addo Alleges Burkina Faso Paid Russian Mercenaries With Mine

Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has alleged that the government of neighbouring Burkina Faso has given Russian mercenaries a mine as payment to help fight an insurgency in their country. President Akufo-Addo, who is in Washington for the US-Africa Leaders Summit, raised the claims at a meeting on Wednesday …

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Confusion Grips Burkina Faso After Second Military Coup; Protesters Besiege French Embassy [videos]

A video of the riots and subsequent fire in the French embassy complex in the capital of Burkina Faso has been published, Protesters accuse the European nation of hosting and protecting the recently ousted interim president, Lieutenant Colonel Damiba, who also seized. According the report gathered  the crowds of protesters …

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ECOWAS Strongly Condemns The New Coup In Burkina Faso (Statement)

The West African regional bloc, Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, has condemned the September 30, 2022 coup that took place in Burkina Faso, where a new military junta overthrew another. What started out as an exchange of heavy gunfire on Friday morning was confirmed late in the evening …

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Coup D’etat Confirmed In Burkina Faso; Army Captain Announce Overthrow Of Military Gov’t [video]

An army captain in Burkina Faso has announced on national television that he has ousted military leader Lt Col Paul-Henri Damiba. Ibrahim Traore cited Lt Col Damiba’s inability to deal with an Islamist insurgency as the reason.     He also announced that borders were closed indefinitely and all political …

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Jihadist Attack On Burkina Faso Convoy Kills 11 Soldiers

Burkina Faso’s government says 11 soldiers were found dead and around 50 civilians are missing following a suspected jihadist attack on a convoy. Twenty-eight other people, including 20 soldiers, were wounded in the Monday attack and a search for the missing people is ongoing.   The vehicles, which were escorted …

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Over 35 Civilians Killed In Burkina Faso Attack

At least 35 civilians have been killed by a bomb that hit a convoy of vehicles in northern Burkina Faso where jihadist rebels are active, authorities say. Dozens of others were wounded in the blast on the road between Djibo and Bourzanga. Convoys escorted by Burkina Faso’s army are used …

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