Free Press Journal
  • 28 people killed in attack on Burkina Faso military HQ

    Paris : At least 28 people were killed in an attack on the military headquarters in Burkina Faso on Friday, three security sources, two in France and one in West Africa, said.

  • 17 dead in suspected terror attack in Burkina Faso

    London: At least 17 people were killed and another eight were wounded in a suspected terror attack at a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou. quoted a police spokesperson as saying that the restaurant witnessed heavy gunfire and security forces have been deployed at Ouagadougou post attack.

  • Ivory Coast arrests driver over beach resort attack: sources

    Abidjan: Ivory Coast police has arrested a driver who allegedly transported weapons used in a jihadist attack on the Grand-Bassam beach resort that killed 19 people in March, security sources said. “Ivorian security sources inform that one of the members and also the driver of the vehicle which transported the weapons during the terrorist attack of 13 March 2016 in Grand-Bassam was arrested by the Ivorian police today 26 May 2016,” said the

  • Several dead in Ivory Coast beach attack

    Grand-Bassam : Four gunmen armed with machine guns and hand grenades went on the rampage at a popular hotel in Ivory Coast, leaving at least 12 people dead. It is unclear who is behind the attack but photographs have emerged of bodies lying on the beach in the resort town of Grand-Bassam, around 25 miles from Abidjan. Video footage, filmed from a balcony at the hotel, has been posted online showing the moment

  • Ghana FA boss re-elected sub-regional football union president

    Accra (Ghana): Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss Kwesi Nyantakyi has been re-elected head of the West African Football Union (WAFU Zone B) for another term. Nyantakyi garnered four votes to beat Djibrilla Hima Hamidou from Niger who polled three votes out of the total seven votes on Tuesday, reports Xinhua. Nyantakyi, who is also an executive member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), will lead the Union for four years.

  • Roch Marc Christian Kabore elected president of Burkina Faso

    Ouagadougou: Roch Marc Christian Kabore won Burkina Faso’s presidential election, official results showed, after a year of turmoil that saw the west African country’s former leader deposed and the military try to seize power in a coup.

  • 4 killed in Mali attack blamed on jihadists

    Bamako : A gun attack blamed on jihadists in central Mali near the border with Burkina Faso left two policemen and two civilians dead, security officials said.

  • Syria Kobane Attack

    Four killed in Mali attack blamed on jihadists

    Bamako: A gun attack blamed on jihadists in central Mali near the border with Burkina Faso left two policemen and two civilians dead, security officials said.

  • Mali Bamako

    11 soldiers killed in attack on Mali camp : government

    Bamako:  Eleven soldiers were killed in a “terrorist” attack on their camp in northern Mali’s Timbuktu region, a government statement said, an assault claimed by Al-Qaeda’s front group in the region. Jihadist attacks have long been concentrated in Mali’s north, but began spreading at the beginning of the year to the centre of the country, and in June to the south near the borders with Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso.

  • Airtel: No plans to exit Africa amid Orange buzz

    New Delhi : Bharti Airtel said it has no plans to exit its African operations even as the company has entered into talks with France-based Orange to sell four subsidiaries in the continent. Airtel has termed it as “a win-win” for both.

  • Burkina Faso military

    Burkina Faso to choose transitional leader

    Ouagadougou: A member of a civil society organisation said that three names were drawn up from about 20 nominations for the position of Burkina Faso’s transitional leader, to take over the reins from the military authority in power.