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‎Burkina‏ Faso only the latest to freeze Taiwan out

The decision won praise from Lu Kang, a spokesman for China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. "We welcome Burkina Faso to join in China-Africa friendly cooperation as soon as possible," he said.

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW - 2018-05-25 07:21:00

Suspected ‎Burkina‏ Faso jihadists ` were planning attack '

Three suspected jihadists were killed by Burkina Faso security forces, while another was captured. (AFP pic)OUAGADOUGOU: Three suspected jihadists who were killed in a pre-dawn raid by Burkina Faso security forces had been “planning an attack” in the capital Ouagadougou, the country’s prosecutor sai

FREE MALAYSIA TODAY - 2018-05-24 16:09:32

Taiwan breaks diplomatic ties with ‎Burkina‏ Faso

A security officer stands next to the flag of Burkina Faso (R) inside the foreign ministry office in Taipei, Taiwan, May 24, 2018. EPA-EFE/RITCHIE B. TONGOA security officer stands next to the flag of Burkina Faso (R) inside the foreign ministry office in Taipei, Taiwan, May 24, 2018. EPA-EFE/RITCHI

EFE.COM - 2018-05-24 14:13:00

Taiwan leader lashes China after ‎Burkina‏ Faso cuts ties

The move, which has been welcomed by China, comes after the Dominican Republic switched recognition to Beijing earlier this month, leaving Taiwan with only 18 diplomatic allies around the world.

YAHOO! - 2018-05-24 00:00:00

Four Killed in Shootout With Extremists in ‎Burkina‏ Faso Capital

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A Burkina Faso official says three extremists and one member of the security forces have been killed during an effort to dismantle an Islamic extremist group's operation in the outskirts of the capital.Security Minister Clement Sawadogo says four members of the secur


Four killed in ‎Burkina‏ Faso attack

At least four people have been killed, including a policeman, in an anti-terrorism raid in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou-based news website Burkina 24 reports.“Three assailants were neutralised in the ensuing shootout. A gendarme was also killed. He was identified as Chief Sergeant Franco


‎Burkina‏ Faso shootout ends after seven hours

A shootout in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, is over after seven hours.


‎Burkina‏ Faso through after six-goal Sousse thriller

Libya, playing away from home due to the political instability back home, needed a 2-0 win to oust the West Africans and they shot into the lead on 23 minutes through striker Jihad Shaldun after a promising start. The lead lasted for six minutes and Djibril Ouattara levelled from the spot after Abdo


Fresh blow for Taipei as ‎Burkina‏ Faso cuts ties - RTHK

Tsai's ruling Democratic Progressive Party says it wants stable relations with the mainland, but hasn't followed Tsai's predecessor, Ma Ying-jeou, in endorsing the "one China" principle. (AP)

RTHK.HK - 2018-05-24 19:28:00

Taiwan loses second ally in a month as ‎Burkina‏ Faso cuts ties

China's hostility to Taiwan has grown since Tsai's election as president in 2016, as Beijing fears she wishes to push for the island's formal independence, a red line for China. She says she wants to maintain the status quo.

YAHOO! - 2018-05-24 00:00:00

‎Burkina‏ Faso cuts diplomatic ties with Taiwan after intense pressure from China

Burkina Faso has cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan, the foreign ministry said on Thursday, following intense Chinese pressure on African countries to break with what it regards as a wayward province.

YAHOO! - 2018-05-24 00:00:00

‎Burkina‏ Faso to use suspected in March 2 Ouagadougou attack investigation | Africanews

The operation, which took place during the night from Monday to Tuesday, also killed one police officer.


Three dead in anti-terror operation in ‎Burkina‏ capital

Three suspected jihadists were killed and one was captured Tuesday in a pre-dawn raid by security forces on a house in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, the defence ministry said.


Kojo Antwi honoured in ‎Burkina‏ Fasso

Ghanaian Music Maestro, Kojo Antwi was amongst a select West African musicians honoured at the Marley d’Or 18, held in the Burkinabe capital of Ouagadougou, last Friday.


Suspected extremists kill ‎Burkina‏ Faso government official

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A security ministry spokesman says assailants have shot dead the prefect of Oursi in Burkina Faso's Sahel region.Jean Paul Badoum told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Patrice Kabore's home was burned and the suspected extremists laid the prefect's body out front


Taiwan foreign minister resigns over ruptured ‎Burkina‏ Faso ties | Politics | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Taipei, May 24 (CNA) Foreign Affairs Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said Thursday that he has made a verbal request to quit over the latest blow to Taiwan's diplomatic efforts, after Burkina Faso announced earlier in the day that it was breaking ties with Taiwan.

FOCUSTAIWAN.TW - 2018-05-24 20:26:11

‎Burkina‏ Faso : 4 die in operation against suspected jihadists in capital

OUAGADOUGOU, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Three suspected terrorists were shot dead and a policeman killed on Tuesday in a security operation in a popular district of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, the gendarmerie in a statement.


‎Burkina‏ forces kill 3 suspected terrorists in early morning raid | Africanews

Burkina Faso security forces killed three suspected terrorists and arrested one more on Tuesday morning in an operation on the outskirts of the capital Ouagadougou, state television reported.One gendarme was killed in the fighting in the Rayongo neighbourhood, while five people, including one civili


‎Burkina‏ forces kill 3 suspected Islamist militants in early morning ...

One gendarme was killed and four others wounded in the fighting in Ouagadougou’s Ragnongo neighbourhood, while one civilian was also injured, the force said in a statement.


World Bank approves USD 20 mln loan to improve connectivity in ‎Burkina‏ Faso

The World Bank has approved a USD 20 million credit for Burkina Faso to expand the geographical coverage of broadband networks and reduce the costs of communication services in the country. This credit complements USD 19.4 million that was allocated to the West Africa Regional Communications Infrast