Burkina troops tried for arms depot raid claim tortured

2017-04-02 11:29

Some 20 Burkinabe soldiers on trial at a military tribunal over a failed raid on an arms depot last year have said they were tortured to extract their confessions.

Burkina Faso's ex-leader Compaore expected to be tried in March

2017-02-16 08:45

Ousted Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore will likely go on trial in March for his part in the violent crackdown on the 2014 popular uprising that overthrew him, the supreme court prosecutor says.

Burkina Faso looks to wage 'insurrection against poverty'

2016-12-01 17:02

Desperately poor Burkina Faso has known much turmoil over a half-century of independence, and is once again poised for battle, but this time its ambitious prime minister pledges it will be an "insurrection against poverty".

Burkina president calls on army to remain 'neutral'

2016-11-02 14:06

Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has implored the country's army to respect the "rule of law".

New Burkina opposition coalition slams 'pariah' status

2016-10-17 12:36

Eight opposition groups, including the party of Burkina Faso's ousted strongman Blaise Compaore, have formed a "reconciliation coalition" and accused authorities in the west African nation of treating rivals as pariahs.

Burkina Faso ex-president Compaore takes Ivorian nationality

2016-02-25 09:04

The former longtime ruler of Burkina Faso who faces an arrest warrant has taken Ivorian citizenship in a move critics say blocks him from being extradited.

UN welcomes women's turnout in Burkina Faso vote

2015-11-30 22:27

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the strong turnout of women at polls in Burkina Faso and appealed for calm.

Burkina Faso torture victims seek answers

2015-11-18 18:32

Burkina Faso victims are looking for answers from an ex-torture site after the feared military unit disbanded.

Diendere charged with crimes against humanity

2015-10-16 22:38

A spokesperson for Burkina Faso's military says the general accused of leading a failed coup will be prosecuted on, among others, crimes against humanity.

Armed group kills three Burkina police

2015-10-09 22:22

Three police have been killed in western Burkina Faso as their barracks were attacked by "about 50" assailants, the defence ministry says.


Top Africa stories: Cyclone Dineo, Zim

2017-02-16 19:23

Cyclone Dineo has killed a child in Mozambique, and Zimbabwe's Joice Mujuru says a group of party leaders she expelled last week were "seeking to turn her into a sex slave".

Top Africa stories: Jammeh, Zim, Nigeria

2017-01-23 19:44

Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and Zimbabwe's education minister says "sport and mass display" will now be a compulsory school subject up to age 16.

I Coast extradites 3 soldiers suspected in Burkina coup

2016-11-26 09:12

Ivory Coast has extradited three soldiers arrested on suspicion of being at the centre of the 2015 coup attempt in Burkina Faso back to their homeland, the Burkinabe interior minister says.

Burkina Faso says it has thwarted a coup attempt

2016-10-21 19:00

Ouagadougou - Security officials in Burkina Faso say they have foiled another coup plot in this west African nation and blame it on former presidential guards.

Warrant for Burkina's ex-president Compaore still live - army prosecutor

2016-05-18 13:57

Burkina Faso's military prosecutor has denied reports that an arrest warrant for ex-president Blaise Compaore, currently living in neighbouring Ivory Coast, has been cancelled.

Compaore charged in Sankara killing

2015-12-22 06:28

Burkina Faso has issued an international warrant for ousted leader Blaise Compaore for his suspected role in the 1987 killing of his former comrade, ex-president Thomas Sankara, a judicial source says.

Burkina Faso vote 'generally satisfactory'

2015-11-30 08:03

The president of Burkina Faso’s Independent National Electoral Commission has described the just ended vote in the west African country as “generally satisfactory”.

Burkina presidential campaign to launch new era

2015-11-06 17:20

A presidential campaign starts in Burkina Faso over the weekend, with the winner poised to re-establish democracy after the long rule of former soldier Blaise Compaore in a nation prone to coups.

Burkina Faso elections confirmed for November 29

2015-10-15 07:31

Burkina Faso’s interim government has confirmed that presidential and parliamentary elections initially set for October, but delayed by a failed coup, would go ahead on November 29.

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.

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