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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Burkina Faso in three days of national mourning following attack by al-Qaida
Burkina Faso began three days of national mourning Sunday and the president said security would be stepped up in the capital and the country's borders after al-Qaida militants killed at least 28 people in an attack on a hotel and cafe popular with foreigners.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Security forces were hunting Sunday for any possible surviving gunmen from an attack on a top hotel in Burkina Faso that left at least 29 people dead and showed the expanding reach of regional jihadists in West Africa.
The Somali Islamic extremist group Shabab said on Sunday that it had captured some Kenyan soldiers during its attack Friday on a base of African Union peacekeepers in southwestern Somalia.
Sierra Leone's government on Saturday urged the public not to panic as it announced that more than 100 people had been quarantined following a new death from Ebola just as the country seemed to have overcome the epidemic.
Switzerland's attorney general said Saturday his office was still probing whether the hundreds of millions of dollars of frozen funds belonging to ex-president Hosni Mubarak's family originated from criminal activities.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
At least 23 killed in jihadist attack on Burkina hotel
At least 23 people from 18 countries were killed in an attack by jihadist gunmen on a top hotel and a restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso, before security forces ended the siege on Saturday and killed four assailants.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
10 bodies found in Burkina Faso cafe after al-Qaida attack
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso -- Burkina Faso and French forces rescued more people from a luxury hotel in Burkina Faso's capital early Saturday as they worked to take back the fire-blackened building, exchanging gunfire with al-Qaida militants who had seized it the night before. At least 10 bodies have been found so far, a government minister said.
Shabab storms African Union in Somalia, casualties reported
Somalia's al-Qaida-linked Shabab militants stormed an African Union base Friday in the country's southwest, the Somali army said, with witnesses reporting several dead.
Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists have killed nearly 1,200 people in neighboring Cameroon's far north since 2013, the communications minister in Yaounde said Friday.
New Ebola case emerges in Sierra Leone: officials
A corpse has tested positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone, an official said Friday, the day after the World Health Organization declared the outbreak over in West Africa.
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