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Massacre:  Over 180 Bodies Discovered In Burkina Faso

Massacre: Over 180 Bodies Discovered In Burkina Faso

By Elite News Reporter Over 180 bodies of men believed to have been massacred were Tuesday found in common graves in Djibo, a town in the north of Burkina Faso, Human Rights Watch (HRW), said in a report released on Wednesday, saying that the killings were probably carried out by government forces. "Available evidence suggests government forces were involved in mass extrajudicial executions," HRW said. It called for the government to hold those responsible to account. The Burkina Faso government told HRW it would investigate the claims. Minister of Defence Moumina Cherif Sy said the killings could have been committed by armed groups using stolen army uniforms and logistical equipment. "It is difficult for the population to distinguish between armed terrorist groups and the ...
Top Opposition  Leader Declared President

Top Opposition Leader Declared President

By Elite News Reporter The opposition politician in Guinea Bissau has been declared for presidency after defeating head of the historical ruling party in the most erratic west African Country. Today Wednesday January 01, 2020, the National Electoral Commission of Guinea Bissau confirmed Umaro Sissoco Embalo, lformer Prime Minister, for president with 53.55% of the votes, after  beating Domingo Simoes Pereira. His rival Domingos Simoes Pereira, head of the country's ruling PAIGC party, took 46.45 percent in Sunday's runoff. "I declare Umaro Sissoco Embalo to be the winner of this second round," said CNE President Jose Pedro Sambu. After the announcement, Pereira told his supporters he will contest the result at the Supreme Court. He belongs to the African Party for ...
Shock As Jihadists Massacre 35, Mostly Women

Shock As Jihadists Massacre 35, Mostly Women

By Elite News Reporter Shock has engulfed the state of Buroina Faso after suspected Islamist militants killed 35 civilians, 31 of them women, in an attack on a military base and a town in Burkina Faso. They say seven soldiers and 80 militants were also killed as the army repelled Tuesday's attack in Arbinda, in northern Soum province. President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré declared two days of national mourning. Jihadist groups have stepped up attacks in Burkina Faso and other West African countries, in recent years. The violence has continued despite Western efforts to help regional governments combat the insurgents. In November, 13 French troops died in a helicopter collision during an operation in southern Mali, near the border with Burkina Faso. Last weekend, French Pr...
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