In Burkina Faso, US Troops Train Local Soldiers | Pulitzer ...

In Burkina Faso, US Troops Train Local Soldiers. The United States's military involvement in Burkina Faso is opaque. Even diplomats and military officials from other countries who are based in Burkina Faso told the Mail & Guardian that they have...

Sahel 2021: Communal wars, broken ceasefires, and shifting ...

The number of militants killed in offensive military operations from early 2020 to date in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger is estimated at over 1,400 (as of 11 June 2021).

Burkina Faso suspended from African Union over military ...

The African Union says it has suspended Burkina Faso's membership after a military coup in the country. The army seized power there shortly before historic democratic elections in the west African ...

West Africans reject French forces

There is rising anger in the West Africa region over continued French military presence. Recently angry masses in Burkina Faso and Niger attempted to top a French military convoy heading to Mali.

Burkina Faso: Tear gas fired at protesters decrying ...

Protesters have been demanding the president's resignation. Police in Burkina Faso have fired tear gas at people protesting against the state's failure to stop a rise in Islamist violence. Some ...

Mourning in Burkina Faso after suspected extremists kill ...

Burkina Faso's government declared two days of mourning starting on Sunday after 41 people died in an attack by suspected extremists in the troubled north. "The search mission in …

Burkina Faso protesters BLOCK French military convoy ...

Burkina Faso protesters held a civilian blockade of a French military convoy heading to Niger, angered over France's involvement in the country's fight again...

French military operation to free Sahel hostages 'highly ...

French military commanders judged that Thursday night's stop in northern Burkina Faso by the gang was the last opportunity to intervene before the hostages were taken into Mali and transferred to ...

Burkina Faso U.S. Military Bases News Topics - Military ...

Burkina Faso U.S. Military Bases News Topics; Specialized News Sections on Burkina Faso U.S. Military Bases

Defending Our Sovereignty: US Military Bases in Africa and ...

We want to get our army involved with the people in productive work and remind it constantly that, without patriotic training, a soldier is only a criminal with power. That is our political programme. Thomas Sankara (President, Burkina Faso) at …

France Is Pulling Out of West Africa - foreignpolicy.com

An estimated 2,440 civilians were killed in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger in 2020. That year, in Mali, security forces were responsible …

Four French soldiers wounded in Burkina Faso bomb blast: army

Four soldiers were wounded, including one seriously, the army said, with the group either evacuated to Mali or France for those in a more serious condition. Burkina Faso has been struggling with jihadist attacks since 2015, when militants linked to Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group began mounting cross-border raids from Mali.

Militant attack kills 20 in Burkina Faso, security ...

An attack by insurgents killed 19 Burkina Faso military police and a civilian on Sunday in the tri-border northern region where the West African nation is battling Islamist militants, Security ...

Burkina Faso - BBC News

Burkina Faso President Roch Kaboré has promised military and cabinet changes in the coming days, amid growing protests over the government's response to militant attacks in the northern and ...

French military convoy to finally gain access in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso. The government of Burkina Faso said on Wednesday that it is "working" on getting a French military convoy that has been prevented by protesters for nearly a week to reach its "final ...

Burkina Faso death: Soldiers shoot an American who ...

An American moved to Burkina Faso for 'a better life.' He was shot dead outside a military base. Soldiers patrol United Nations Square in …

Burkina Faso Armed Forces - Wikipedia

The Army of Burkina Faso (L'Armée de Terre or LAT – Ground Forces) is a skeletonised force structure of some 5,800–6,000 officers and men, augmented by a conscript force or People's Militia of some 45,000 men and women.Unlike the police and security forces, the Army and the People's Militia are organised along Soviet/Chinese models and precepts.

2011 Burkinabé protests - Wikipedia

France24 suggested that Burkina Faso could be caught up in a full-scale uprising similar to that seen in several North African and Middle Eastern countries, proposing the rise of a "Burkinabè Spring". On 22 April, a coalition of 34 Burkinabè opposition parties called for a rally on 30 April to demand President Compaoré's resignation.

Dozens die in Burkina Faso as Islamist militants raid ...

Dozens of people were killed in northern Burkina Faso on Wednesday when Islamist militants raided a civilian convoy that was being escorted by military police, the …

French military convoy blocked in Burkina Faso by protesters

Protesters in Burkina Faso have stopped a French military convoy en route to Niger over rising indignation about France's failure in alleged counter-terrorism operations in the African country ...

2022 Burkina Faso Military Strength - Global Firepower

2022 Burkina Faso Military Strength. For 2022, Burkina Faso is ranked 129 of 140 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review. It holds a PwrIndx* score of 4.7216 (a score of 0.0000 is considered 'perfect'). This entry last updated on 01/15/2022.

Burkina Faso: General Diendéré testifies before a military ...

READ MORE Burkina Faso: Why was Thomas Sankara murdered? Diéndéré, whose hearing was highly anticipated, appeared before the court in his combat gear and as a prisoner. He has already been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his involvement in the failed September 2015 coup and is currently serving his sentence at the Maison d'Arrêt et de …

12 in custody in Burkina over 'destabilisation' plot ...

22 Shares. 17. Twelve people including a senior army officer are in custody in Burkina Faso after a suspected plot to "destabilise institutions" was uncovered this week, Armed Forces Minister ...

People's Militia (Burkina Faso) - Wikipedia

The People's Militia (French: Milice du Peuple) is a branch of the armed forces of Burkina Faso.It is a paramilitary militia, a part-time force of conscripted men and women between the age of 20 and 35, trained in both military and civil tasks [citation needed] and serving two years each. It numbers about 45,000 fighters, about 2.25% of the total population in the 20-35 age group.