Burkina Faso

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 Faso holds 1st vote since popular uprising

2015-11-29 12:23

Hundreds of voters have lined up to vote in Burkina Faso's first presidential and legislative elections since a popular uprising toppled the West Africa nation's long-time leader last year.

Burkina Faso: 'Large-scale attack' thwarted ahead of vote

2015-11-27 16:37

Burkina Faso’s security minister says soldiers have disrupted a “large-scale attack” in the west of the country, arresting 13 suspects and seizing weapons and bomb-making materials.

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.

US charges Burkina man with mosquito net fraud

2015-10-31 18:23

A Burkina Faso man has been charged with defrauding more than $12m from the US and a Swiss-based fund by supplying faulty mosquito nets.

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.

Burkina leader's remains 'riddled with bullets'

2015-10-13 20:00

An autopsy on the supposed remains of Burkina Faso's iconic ex-president Thomas Sankara, who was killed in a 1987 coup, showed he was 'riddled with bullets'.

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.

How to make a modern coup fail

2015-10-05 12:30

Gilbert Diendéré, the Burkina Faso general who led the ill-fated coup two and a half weeks ago, is a feared man in west Africa. He is seen as the region’s spymaster, a man who led negotiations for European hostages held by al-Qaeda.

Burkina Faso coup leader handed over

2015-10-01 19:08

The leader of a short-lived coup in Burkina Faso, General Gilbert Diendere, has been handed over to authorities after seeking refuge in the Vatican embassy.


Low turnout in Burkina Faso elections

2015-11-29 20:45

Burkina Faso voters are electing a president and parliament, one year after a violent public uprising forced the West African country's long-time leader out of office.

22 drown after Burkina Faso road accident

2015-11-28 12:01

Twenty-two people drowned after the minibus they were travelling in veered off a road in southwest Burkina Faso, the government in Ouagadougou says.

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.

Doctors to repair the clitorises of victims who’ve been mutilated

2015-11-04 12:00

Female Genital Mutilation is the practice of cutting off the clitoris and the inner labia of young girls. This physical horror can now be reversed. To an extent at least.

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.

No impunity for Burkina troops who shot civilians: Amnesty

2015-10-14 16:36

Amnesty International says there can be no impunity for Burkina Faso troops who shot dead unarmed civilians including children in the days following their September 17 coup.

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 Faso coup leader taken into custody, to face trial

2015-10-02 07:28

The leader of the recent failed coup in Burkina Faso has been taken into custody by government forces in order to face trial, reports say.

Army says most Burkina rebels have joined

2015-10-01 18:38

A majority of troops from the rebel Burkina Faso army regiment behind a failed coup have joined loyalist units after it was disbanded.

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