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.

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.


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.

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.

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