About 40 gunmen in pick-up trucks and motorbikes storm military position near Mali border, killing a dozen troops.
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War & Conflict08 Feb 2016 18:01 GMT
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Burkina Faso07 Feb 2016 05:18 GMT
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Human Rights06 Feb 2016 10:45 GMT
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War & Conflict24 Jan 2016 07:20 GMT
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Africa18 Jan 2016 05:27 GMT
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War & Conflict16 Jan 2016 20:49 GMT
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Africa16 Jan 2016 08:42 GMT
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Climate Change10 Dec 2015 14:26 GMT
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Burkina Faso07 Dec 2015 03:07 GMT
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Politics01 Dec 2015 10:50 GMT
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Politics30 Nov 2015 18:46 GMT
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Elections30 Nov 2015 08:19 GMT
Ouagadougou holds first election since last year's popular uprising toppled longtime ruler Blaise Compaore.
Politics29 Nov 2015 14:22 GMT
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