Burkina rebels refuse to disarm

2015-09-28 19:42

An elite presidential guard which staged a week-long coup in Burkina Faso is refusing to disarm in line with a west African peace deal.

Burkina Faso coup general defies deadline

2015-09-22 22:02

The Burkina Faso coup leader has refused to heed the deadline as loyal soldiers converge on the capital.

Burkino Faso coup leaders yield under army threat, clash averted

2015-09-22 07:17

Serious violence appears to have been averted in Burkina Faso as the leader of last week’s coup gave up at the last minute, as the army started moving tanks to the capital to end the coup.

Burkina Faso army moves to disarm coup leaders

2015-09-21 18:03

Military heads in Burkina Faso say the West African nation's armed forces were converging in the capital Ouagadougou to disarm the elite presidential guard.

Mediators announce deal to end Burkina coup crisis

2015-09-21 08:59

Regional mediators seeking to peacefully roll back a military coup in Burkina Faso say they have negotiated a draft deal to end the crisis though they failed to secure the immediate restoration of civilian rule.

Burkina Faso coup: Key aim was to derail polls, says analyst

2015-09-18 14:01

An analyst says the key aim of the Burkina Faso coup was to derail elections that could have hamstrung the political clout of the military, including key players in the presidential security regiment.

West Africa's Ecowas extends mission in crisis-hit Guinea-Bissau

2015-09-13 07:33

West Africa's Ecowas regional bloc has extended a security force in Guinea-Bissau into 2016 to help protect state institutions amid a political crisis that has left the country without a government.

Ex-Guinea military leader thwarted in attempt to return home

2015-08-27 12:49

Guinea's former military leader Moussa Dadis Camara was thwarted in an attempt to return to his home country from exile in Burkina Faso after the commercial flight he was travelling on was turned back, his lawyer says.

Guinea-Bissau's new PM sworn in

2015-08-21 08:32

Guinea-Bissau’s new prime minister Baciro Dja has been sworn in despite angry protests from the ruling party, deepening a political crisis a week after the government was sacked.

Burkina parties challenge electoral law change

2015-06-30 23:22

Seven political parties from Burkina Faso have gone to a regional court to challenge a recent change to the country's electoral law barring those linked to deposed leader Blaise Compaore from running for office.


Burkina coup leaders sign deal with army to stand down

2015-09-23 07:37

Burkina Faso coup leaders have agreed to return to their barracks and said they would restore the deposed president to power, signing a deal with the army that apparently defused a tense standoff sparked by last week’s putsch.

Burkina coup chief warns will hit back if attacked

2015-09-22 17:45

Burkina Faso’s coup leader Gilbert Diendere says he would abide by a deal reached with African mediators, but warned his men would defend themselves if attacked.

Burkina coup chief promises to stick by peace deal

2015-09-21 22:26

Burkina Faso's coup leader General Gilbert Diendere has insisted he will abide by a regional mediation proposal to end the crisis sparked by last week's military coup.

Mooted amnesty deal for Burkina coup leaders branded 'shameful'

2015-09-21 12:55

Civil society groups, who played a major role in the uprising that toppled Burkina Faso’s long-time ruler Blaise Compaore last year, have branded the recently proposed amnesty deal for coup leaders as "shameful".

Burkina coup supporters, soldiers storm talks

2015-09-20 20:15

Pro-coup demonstrators and elite presidential guard members in Burkina Faso have stormed a hotel hosting talks aimed at restoring civilian rule.

Senegal, Benin presidents to mediate in Burkina Faso after coup

2015-09-18 07:41

Senegal President Macky Sall, the current chairperson of Ecowas, and Benin’s president Thomas Boni Yayi are set to travel to Burkina Faso to mediate the wake of a military coup, an official says.

Mali, neighbours plan force to fight extremists

2015-09-02 20:55

Mali and neighbouring countries plan a new regional force to fight Islamic extremists.

Burkina excludes ex-President's allies from legislative polls

2015-08-26 16:09

Burkina Faso’s constitutional council has declared more than 40 people linked to former Blaise Compaore’s ruling alliance ineligible for an October legislative election.

Burkina MPs seek treason trial against ousted leader

2015-07-17 14:36

Lawmakers from Burkina Faso’s interim parliament have adopted a resolution asking the High Court to put deposed leader Blaise Compaore on trial for “high treason” and violating the constitution.

West African leaders to discuss presidential term limits

2015-05-19 18:20

West African leaders are due to discuss a proposal aimed at limiting presidential mandates to two terms at a regional summit, official say.

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