The U.S. Embassy in Burkina Faso's capital said it had ordered the departure of family members of embassy employees under the age of 21 from the country due to the deteriorating security situation.
At least 25 Malian soldiers were killed and 60 are missing after militants attacked two army camps in central Mali on Monday, the country's government said.
Six people were killed Sunday during mass at a Catholic church in central Burkina Faso, according to state media.
A French hostage in Burkina Faso, freed in an overnight rescue this week in which two soldiers were killed, described the experience as "hell."
French forces freed four hostages, including an American and South Korean, during a night-time rescue in Burkina Faso in which two soldiers were killed, according to a statement from France's Elysee Palace on Friday.
In a nation that has been plagued by terror attacks in recent years, a major soccer game represents a prime target. US troops were on hand this week to help oversee a large-scale training exercise in Burkina Faso, where local forces were drilled on how to cope with an attack that could potentially target thousands of fans.
Two days after a Canadian citizen was kidnapped in Burkina Faso, the country's security ministry said the man has been found dead.
Beijing's push to isolate Taiwan is gathering pace, with two of the island's few remaining allies switching allegiance to China in the past month.
Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen accused China of "serial acts of suppression" and "dollar diplomacy" after Burkina Faso became the second country in a month to break off diplomatic ties with the island in favor of Beijing.
At least eight people were killed and more than 80 injured in two attacks in Burkina Faso's capital, one of them targeting the French embassy, security officials said.