Amir sends condolences to the President of China, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Mali and Nigeria
French commandos rescued four foreign hostages including two French citizens from a militant group in Burkina Faso, France's military said on Friday, adding that two of the elite soldiers were killed in the night-time operation.
The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has laid the foundation stone during an official ceremony for a cancer treatment centre project under the patronage of Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore.
Burkina Faso's armed forces killed around 30 suspected militants last week in a land and air operation against jihadist groups operating in the east of the country, the military said on Sunday.
The death toll from Monday's militant attack on a central Burkina Faso village has risen to 46 civilians, up from a previous toll of six, a government spokesman said on Friday.
Thirteen people died when suspected jihadists attacked a village in central-northern Burkina Faso, triggering a deadly bout of ethnic violence, local sources and a security official said on Wednesday.
Burkina Faso is declaring a state of emergency in provinces grappling with jihadist violence, Communications Minister Remis Fulgance Dandjinou said on Monday.
Several thousand people took the streets of Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou on Thursday as workers downed tools in a nationwide strike over higher fuel prices.
Three police officers were killed in a northern region of Burkina Faso where they were hunting for a trio of kidnapped mineworkers, a security official told AFP on Monday.
Sunday saw further unrest when one person was shot dead after three people attempted to storm a roadblock in the early hours near the presidential compound, a government source said.