A terrorist attack at the French embassy and military headquarters in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, leaves 28 people dead and at least 50 others injured.
The United States says it is "deeply concerned" about abuses by state security forces in the Sahel and threatens to cut aid to the G5 nations that form a coalition in the area – Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Chad – if those issues are not addressed. The U.S. also welcomes a summit to be held between the G5 nations and France and Spain.
France suspends its involvement in NATO's naval operation in the Mediterranean Sea enforcing an arms embargo on Libya, following an investigation into an incident between French and Turkish warships. France accuses the Turkish Naval Forces of harassing its "Courbet" warship, while attempting to inspect a Turkish civilian vessel suspected of breaching the arms embargo.
A court in France orders Rwandan genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga to be handed over to a United Nations tribunal for trial. Kabuga's lawyers said that their client would not receive a fair trial at a UN tribunal and that his health was too fragile to be transferred amidst the pandemic. However, French justice said his transfer is "not incompatible" with the decision.
President of France Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and President of the United States Donald Trump mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France, paying tribute to Allied World War II veterans.
A trial at a court in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, opens to try former President Blaise Compaoré and members of his cabinet in absentia. Burkina Faso accuses Compaoré, who is in exile in the Ivory Coast, of ordering the killing of protesters during the uprising that ousted him in 2014.
Air Algérie Flight 5017 loses contact with air traffic controllers 50 minutes after takeoff. It was travelling between Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Algiers with 116 people on board. The wreckage is later found in Mali.