Burkina Faso update

Last night’s al-Qaeda-linked attack on the Cappuccino Cafe and the nearby Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou left at least 28 people dead, plus the four attackers. Over 125 hostages were freed by Burkinabé security forces, working with French assistance, during the hotel siege. Many of the victims were foreign nationals (Canadians, French nationals, Swiss nationals), and… Continue reading Burkina Faso update

Al-Qaeda attack in Burkina Faso kills at least 20, still developing

An ongoing terrorist attack by an estimated 4-6 gunmen on the Splendid Hotel in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, has left at least 20 people dead with and unknown number of people still being held hostage. So far 15 hostages have reportedly been freed, but the situation is developing rapidly, and Burkinabé security forces have launched… Continue reading Al-Qaeda attack in Burkina Faso kills at least 20, still developing