Burkina Faso


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.

At least five dead in Ivory Coast attack

2016-03-13 19:14

At least five people were killed when gunmen opened fire in the Ivory Coast beach resort of Grand-Bassam, a military source and witnesses say.

UN chief concerned about Sahel extremism

2016-03-04 05:18

The United Nations secretary general says he is deeply concerned by attacks by extremists in Burkina Faso and the region.

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.

Australian released by jihadists arrives in Burkina Faso

2016-02-08 13:34

An elderly Australian woman who was kidnapped along with her husband by al-Qaeda militants has arrived in Burkina Faso's capital after she was released.

 

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.

Ivory Coast to expand rapid response forces

2016-03-24 21:01

Ivory Coast: Prime minister says new rapid response centers to be set up to protect against Islamic extremist attacks

Details of attack on hotel in Ivory Coast still sketchy

2016-03-13 18:54

Witnesses say bursts of gunfire have been heard in a southeastern Ivory Coast beach town in what is the third major attack on a tourism centre in a West African country since November.

US urges tighter West Africa responses

2016-03-02 06:02

West Africa's armed forces, police and governments need to ramp up cross-border links to contain Islamist groups now increasingly staging spectacular attacks on civilian targets, US and local top brass say.

Ivory Coast extradites 3 coup suspects to Burkina Faso

2016-02-21 21:04

A Burkina Faso military official says Ivory Coast has extradited 3 former members of an elite unit that staged a brief, failed coup last September.

Militants free Australian woman kidnapped in Burkina Faso

2016-02-07 12:38

Militants have freed an Australian woman kidnapped last month in northern Burkina Faso, a spokesperson for the president of neighbouring Niger has said.

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