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At least 14 killed in attack on Burkina Faso church

2 December 2019, 7:06 AM

At least 14 people were shot dead in an attack on a church in eastern Burkina Faso on Sunday morning, the government said.

Thirteen French troops killed in Mali operation against militants

26 November 2019, 11:52 AM

Thirteen French soldiers fighting jihadists in Mali were killed in an accident between two helicopters, the French presidency said on Tuesday, the single biggest loss of French troops in combat in the region since intervening there in 2013.

Jihadist violence putting ‘generation at risk’ in Africa’s Sahel: WFP

19 November 2019, 8:45 PM

Jihadist violence in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso has forced nearly 1 million people to flee their homes, destroyed fragile agricultural economies and hobbled humanitarian aid efforts, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

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Attack on army post in Mali claims over 50 lives

2 November 2019, 6:27 PM

About 53 soldiers and one civilian have been killed in an attack on an army post in northern Mali on Friday the government said, in one of the deadliest strikes against the West African country’s military in recent memory.

Troops from the Malian Armed Forces conduct an operation near Tin Hama, Mali.

Mali says 25 soldiers killed in attacks by suspected jihadists

2 October 2019, 10:45 AM

The toll is among the highest suffered by Malian forces this year as they struggle to contain militant groups with links to al Qaeda or Islamic State.

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