Burkina Faso Tag

MENASTREAM – Sahel Report for October 2016

Security-related incidents and key developments October has been a violent month in northern and central Mali on a similar level as previous month, although there was a notable increase in more complex attacks, with attacks and activity recorded in zones pertaining to AQIM, Ansar Dine and...

Niger: Attack against the Tazalite refugee camp (Analysis)

On October 6, around 14h00 local time (13h00 GMT), unidentified gunmen aboard light trucks and possibly motorcycles attacked the refugee camp of Tazalite in the Department of Tassara, Tahoua Region. The camp is inhabited by around 900 families numbering a total of approximately 4.000 Malian...

What do we know about the Splendid Hotel attackers?

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb released its first detailed statement claiming the attack against Splendid Hotel and Cafe Cappuccino in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, an attack which involved a mass shooting and hostage taking that resulted in 28 people dead (18 different nationalities), +56 wounded and 4...