At least four soldiers have been killed, in two separate attacks, in northern Mali.
Burkina Faso troops have retaken control of a hotel, in the country’s capital, Ouagadougou, after a terrorist attack in the city killed two dozen people, including foreigners, and took over 150 hostages.
At least three gendarmes have been killed, following an ambush on a gendarmerie brigade, by around 50 gunmen, in Burkina Faso.
At least seven people, including a French patient, are missing, after a Senegalair medical evacuation plane, from Burkina Faso to Dakar, disappeared west of Senegal.
Groups of protesters, angry over recent presidential plans in the country, have set fire to the parliament building, the city hall and the ruling party headquarters.
An Air Algerie flight, carrying 110 passengers and 6 crew members, from Burkina Faso reportedly disappeared from radar 50 minutes into its flight early Thursday morning.