Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso Supports Local Talks With Jihadists

05/03/2022 Burkina Faso (International Christian Concern) – Burkina Faso, which has been struggling against a rise in jihadism and violent attacks over the last several years, has announced that it will provide support to local communities engaged in reconciliation talks with jihadists. The government will also offer livelihood opportunities for militants willing to disarm.   The…

Extremists Attack Military Camps in Mali and Burkina Faso

04/27/2022 Mali (International Christian Concern) – Attacks by suspected militants in the neighboring West African nations of Mali and Burkina Faso left at least 20 soldiers and 6 civilians dead.   Before dawn on Sunday, April 24, militants drove vehicles packed with explosives into three military camps in central Mali. The military released a statement…

Nun Abducted in Northern Burkina Faso 

04/13/2022 Burkina Faso (International Christian Concern) – On Tuesday, April 5, an 83-year-old nun living at a parish in Burkina Faso, Africa, was abducted by armed hijackers. The kidnapping took place in Yalgo, a town in northern Burkina Faso.    According to officials with the Archdiocese of New Orleans, the nun, Marianite Sister Suellen Tennyson, had…