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Over 180 Bodies Found Dumped in Burkina Faso Town, Report Says
For months, terrified residents of Djibo, a town in the West African nation, kept discovering corpses of men who had been shot, blindfolded and bound. They blame the military.
Before the World Shut Down, a ‘Rite of Spring’ on a Senegal Beach
Standouts in dance streaming this week: “Dancing at Dusk,” Olivier Tarpaga, Mark Morris and ballet class with the Cindies.
When the Soldiers Meant to Protect You Instead Come to Kill
Extremists and vigilantes are killing civilians in the West African nation of Burkina Faso, but so are soldiers, sowing fear and suspicion in a country that had once prided itself on its strong social fabric. We traveled to the country’s volatile far north to investigate the abuses.
When the Face of America Falls Ill: A Virus’s Toll on Diplomats
State Department employees are vulnerable and stressed by the coronavirus as it sweeps around the world, prompting thousands of American citizens to return to the United States.
Africa Braces for Coronavirus, but Slowly
The virus has not yet hit most of the African continent hard, and neither has social distancing.
Canadian and Italian Hostages Are Freed in Mali After 15 Months
Edith Blais and Luca Tacchetto went missing in December 2018, in an area known to be an Islamic State stronghold.
Terrorism Threat in West Africa Soars as U.S. Weighs Troop Cuts
The Pentagon and the State Department are sending mixed messages about reducing America’s presence in a region bloodied by terrorist violence.
France Agrees to Small Troop Increase, but Little Else, at Sahel Summit
President Emmanuel Macron and five African leaders agreed that French troops would remain in the fight against Islamist militants.
Pentagon Eyes Africa Drawdown as First Step in Global Troop Shift
The deliberations stem from a push to reduce missions battling distant terrorist groups, and to instead refocus on confronting so-called Great Powers like Russia and China.
Mining Company Blamed ‘Bandits or Terrorists’ for Prior Attacks
Employees of the mining company, Semafo, have suffered three attacks in Burkina Faso in 15 months, including one on Wednesday that left at least 37 dead.