Burkina Faso News
Explore Africa's top film festival with these 360 photos
Reading this story on the ABC News app? Click here to view 360º photos. Africa's top film festival came to its conclusion in Burkina Faso this weekend amid tight security in a country that faces daily terrorist threats. Since 1969, Ouagadougou, the country's capital, has been the host of the
Burkina Faso police stage nationwide protest over corruption
Burkina Faso police stage nationwide protest over corruption in their ranks
After 9/11, We Thought It Would Be a Generation-Long Struggle; We Were Wrong
Richard Clarke was the national crisis manager for the White House on 9/11. He served as national coordinator for security and counterterrorism in the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations. He has been an ABC News national security consultant since 2004. In the days after the attacks of
Abandoned by Smugglers, 34 Migrants Die of Apparent Thirst in Sahara Desert
A group of migrants traveling from Niger into Algeria were found dead last week, abandoned by human traffickers who were leading them, the Niger Ministry of Interior said in a statement. The migrants are presumed to have died from extreme thirst, as is common in the scorching temperatures of the
Targeting Tourists: Al Qaeda Hits Ivory Coast
An al Qaeda affiliate claimed responsibility for a deadly assault on an African beach town Sunday, the latest in a string of jihadist attacks targeting popular tourist destinations. Sixteen people were killed, including two soldiers, when gunmen opened fire at a beach resort in Grand-Bassam, Ivory
Ivory Coast Attack Claimed By Al Qaeda
Terror group's west African affiliate takes responsibility for deadly resort assault.
Al Qaeda Claims Responsibility for Deadly Ivory Coast Beach Town Attack
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb claimed responsibility for an attack on three hotels Sunday in Grand-Bassam, a beach town in Ivory Coast that's popular with locals and foreigners. Resident Josiane Sekongo said people starting running from the beach in Grand-Bassam when the shots rang out. Ivory
American Among 27 Dead in Burkina Faso Attack
At least 126 people were freed and four extremists killed in a military operation after gunmen had earlier attacked a hotel that was popular with Westerners in Burkina Faso Friday evening -- in what French officials called a "terrorist attack" for which Al-Qaeda militants claimed responsibility.
Attacks on Splendid Hotel in Burkina Faso , West Africa
Dangerous scene unfolding with eyewitnesses describing a horrific scene with gunman, car bombs and possible hostages.