30 Burkina coup plotters fail to report for duty - govt

2015-10-08 07:31

At least 30 members of the 1 300-strong elite force that last month staged a short-lived coup in Burkina Faso have missed a deadline to report to their new stations, the government says.

EU urges speedy Burkina polls after coup attempt

2015-09-30 12:54

The EU has urged the Burkina Faso transitional authorities to press ahead quickly with elections after renegade presidential guard troops staged a short-lived coup.

Government forces in Burkina Faso storm holdout rebel camp

2015-09-30 07:39

Government forces in Burkina Faso have stormed a camp of holdout rebels who refused to disarm, a report says.

Burkina Faso presidential guard refuses to disarm after coup attempt

2015-09-29 07:31

Burkina Faso’s disbanded presidential guard has refused to disarm as agreed, after the 1 200-member unit mounted a failed coup earlier this month, the regular military says.

Life back to normal in Burkina Faso

2015-09-25 09:08

Life is beginning to return to normal after a long-week coup, with people seen lining up at gas stations and money machines in Burkina Faso’s capital.

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.

EU demands Burkina coup leaders lay down arms 'unconditionally'

2015-09-22 13:37

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini has demanded that coup leaders in Burkina Faso lay down their arms “unconditionally” as regular army troops entered the capital and began talks on a surrender deal.

Burkina Faso coup leaders free detained PM Zida

2015-09-22 09:35

Burkina Faso coup leaders have released the country’s prime minister, Isaac Zida, as the army and the elite guard continue surrender talks.

Burkina army enters capital as coup leaders free president

2015-09-22 06:29

Burkina Faso army troops have entered the capital Ouagadougou without resistance and have begun negotiating the surrender of coup leaders, police say.

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 general, ex-Compaore minister charged over failed coup

2015-10-07 07:14

The general behind Burkina Faso’s failed coup has been charged, together with a former top aide to ousted president Blaise Compaore, with “murder” and “attacking state security”, judicial sources say.

Burkina coup plotters abandon barracks after army assault

2015-09-30 08:44

Soldiers who staged a short-lived coup in Burkina Faso have abandoned their barracks in the capital after a tense standoff with loyalist troops, the military says, as authorities battle to regain control of the crisis-hit country.

Tensions in Burkina Faso as presidential guard refuses to disarm

2015-09-29 13:54

Burkina Faso’s army has ordered Ouagadougou residents to stay home "for security reasons" after some members of the presidential guard refused to disarm.

Burkina Faso freezes assets of leader of failed coup

2015-09-26 14:41

Burkina Faso froze the assets of General Gilbert Diendere, who led a failed coup last week in which his men took the president and prime minister hostage just weeks before elections were due.

Burkina Faso president 'back in charge' after coup

2015-09-23 12:35

Burkina Faso's interim president Michel Kafando, who was taken hostage during a coup a week ago, says he is back in power and has restored a civilian transitional government.

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.

Burkina Faso army issues ultimatum to coup leaders

2015-09-22 12:14

Burkina Faso’s army has issued an ultimatum to coup leaders to lay down their weapons or face attack, hours after the elite presidential guard released the country’s prime minister, Isaac Zida from custody.

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.

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.

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