Burkina Faso


Bridge collapse halts I Coast-Burkina rail traffic

2016-09-08 16:02

Rail traffic between Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso has been halted for at least two weeks after a bridge collapsed on the line linking the two countries, the operator says.

Burkina Faso counts cost of child labour

2016-07-09 20:27

Covered in dust and without protective kit, two boys gather stones in cups and they are among the army of child labourers working in Burkina Faso.

10 held in Burkina over jihadist attacks

2016-07-01 05:39

Authorities in Burkina Faso have arrested 10 people over a jihadist attack on a hotel and café in the capital and a separate rampage at a resort in neighbouring Ivory Coast.

Burkina police arrest six 'foreigners' over jihadist attacks

2016-06-02 08:45

Burkina Faso police have arrested six "foreigners" suspected of being behind jihadist attacks in January that left 30 people dead, the government and police say.

Burkina Faso provisionally frees ex-ruling party head

2016-05-31 07:09

A military tribunal in Burkina Faso says it has provisionally released the chairperson of the country's former ruling party pending further investigations into a short-lived September coup.

Burkina Faso capital hit by water cuts

2016-05-24 08:21

Across Burkina Faso's capital, even the wealthiest neighbourhoods typically spared from shortages are suffering without water amid an unprecedented heat wave.

Mali drug squad uncovers new African smuggling route

2016-05-19 17:00

Mali's anti-drug squad says it has made its biggest drug seizure in two decades and has uncovered a previously unknown west African smuggling network stretching to Ghana.

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.

Burkina cancels arrest warrant for ousted leader Compaore

2016-04-29 08:48

A top Burkina Faso court has cancelled an international arrest warrant for ex-president Blaise Compaore who fled the country after a popular uprising in 2014, the prosecutor general in Ouagadougou told AFP.

Mali refugees in Burkina face food crisis

2016-03-29 20:43

More than 30 000 Malian refugees who have fled conflict for neighbouring Burkina Faso face severe food shortages.

 

Web TV aims to boost youth interest in African farming

2016-09-07 06:31

With the logo of his internet TV station on his black T-shirt, Inoussa Maiga energetically plucks corn stalks in northern Burkina Faso for a programme on farming in Africa.

Australian kidnapped in Burkina likely held elsewhere - minister

2016-07-01 15:16

An elderly Australian man kidnapped by jihadists in Burkina Faso in January is probably being held outside the country, Interior Minister Simon Compaore says.

Burkina cancels arrest warrant for Ivory Coast parliament speaker

2016-06-07 10:22

Burkina Faso cancelled an international arrest warrant for Ivory Coast's former prime minister Guillaume Soro, the latest twist in a saga which has tainted diplomatic relations between the countries for months.

3 Burkina police killed in attack

2016-06-01 18:14

Unidentified gunmen have killed three officers in a police station in northern Burkina Faso near the Malian border.

Burkina president's party wins municipal elections

2016-05-26 09:37

The party of Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has won municipal elections seen as a key step in the country's transition to democracy from the authoritarian rule of ousted strongman Blaise Compaore.

Burkina Faso transition: First local elections held

2016-05-22 19:59

Burkina Faso has held local elections seen as a key step in the country's transition to democracy from the authoritarian rule of Blaise Compaore.

Gunmen storm Burkina police station

2016-05-18 23:45

Two police were wounded, one of them seriously, when heavily-armed gunmen attacked a Burkina police station near the border with Mali.

Burkina capital hit by water shortage

2016-05-01 12:12

Burkina Faso will impose restrictions on water supplies in the capital Ouagadougou next week to tackle a serious shortage in the city of two million, officials say.

Top African producer bans GM cotton

2016-04-24 12:01

Burkina Faso, Africa's top cotton producer and the sole West African nation to venture into biotech farming, is dropping genetically-modified cotton on quality grounds.

Malians held over I Coast resort attack

2016-03-27 19:41

Two Malians have been arrested on suspicion of playing a key role in a deadly attack on an Ivory Coast beach resort claimed by an al-Qaeda linked group.

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