Burkina Faso: Church attack kills dozens
17 February 2020 | 3:27 pm
A shooting near a Protestant church left dozens dead in northern Burkina Faso. The West African country, one of the poorest in the world, is one of several in the Sahel region dealing with a jihadist insurgency.
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