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Florent Coulibaly, a soldier in Burkina Faso’s army, says he hasn’t been sleeping well for the past few months as he is often roused at 3 a.m. to fight jihadi rebels.
Four soldiers were killed when their patrol was ambushed by suspected militants in central Mali on Sunday, the army said in a statement
Thousands took to the streets of Burkina Faso's capital on Saturday to call for a tougher government response to a wave of jihadist attacks that has destabilised the West African country in recent years.
France’s defense minister on Sunday denied reports that its fighter jets struck civilians at a wedding party in central Mali a week ago, saying that only jihadis were targeted and hit and that she verified the information herself after claims that at least 20 civilians were killed.
French military says fighters killed in an air raid by French jets near Bounti village, but residents say civilians died.
More than 100 civilians were killed in Niger over the weekend by extremists who attacked two villages, as insurgent violence mounts in the West African nation.
Habibou Sore had to pause for breath as she ran barefoot from the approaching gunmen. She was pregnant with twins, due any day.
France has condemned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over alleged "declarations of violence" and has threatened sanctions against Turkey, amid increased tensions between the two states.