International advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday that it believed security forces in Burkina Faso had summarily executed 31 unarmed detainees earlier this month during operations against Islamist militants.
Authorities in Burkina Faso announced on Wednesday the registration of the first death from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, which is also the first death in sub-Saharan Africa.
Fourteen civilians, including many schoolchildren, died Saturday when a roadside bomb blew up their bus in northwestern Burkina Faso, a security source told AFP.
The Burkina Faso army said on Sunday it had killed 32 ‘terrorists’ in two operations in the north of the country, the latest deadly incidents in the West African country struggling to quell a rising militant revolt.
Twenty people were killed in an attack by suspected jihadists on a gold-mining site in northern Burkina Faso on Friday, two sources said.