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Armed assailants have killed about 50 people in a part of eastern Burkina Faso ravaged by Islamist violence, the region's governor said on Thursday.

The latest in our series on local jihadist dialogues in the Sahel takes an in-depth look at the accords being struck between militants and communities in Burkina Faso. Check out the fifth story:

Burkina Faso’s stance on dialogue has softened since soldiers launched a putsch in January. The coup leader supports a new strategy blending military operations with dialogue.

Armed assailants have killed about 50 people in a part of eastern Burkina Faso ravaged by Islamist violence, the region's governor said on Thursday.

Jihadists who have besieged Djibo, a city in Burkina Faso’s Sahel region, prevent people and goods from moving in or out and have cut water supplies. Residents are suffering with no food or water, animals are dying and the price of grain has spiked.

Armed assailants kill about 50 people in eastern Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso’s ruling junta is offering support to communities negotiating with jihadists. This is how they are taking the lead in the peace-seeking efforts. @sammednick  reports:

Armed assailants have killed about 50 people in a part of eastern Burkina Faso ravaged by violence, the region’s governor. #BurkinaFaso 

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Fourteen men, including a former president, Blaise Compaore, will go on trial in Burkina Faso from Monday over the assassination in 1987 of Thomas Sankara, the country's revolutionary leader and a pan-Africanist icon. (News24)

The hutzpah of the GOP on health care this election is stunning. I’m listening right now to NY Rep. John Faso on NPR claim he’s against ACA repeal. He voted FOR the repeal bill!!!! It ended insurance for 30m Americans! Does the think his constituents are so stupid they forgot?

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My thoughts go out to beloved Burkina Faso, where an attack has killed many people. I entrust to the Lord the victims and all those who suffer as a result of such tragedies. I appeal to the Authorities to promote inter-religious dialogue and harmony.

BREAKING: The president of the West African nation of Burkina Faso confirms that 14 people have been killed in an attack on a Protestant church in the country’s east.

Six people, including a priest, were killed during mass as gunmen on motorcycles stormed a Catholic church in Burkina Faso, state media says

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Congressman John Faso of New York has worked hard and smart. Strong on Crime, Borders and our 2nd Amendment, John is respected by all. Vote for John. He has my complete and total Endorsement!

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