Burkina Faso

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.

Al-Qaeda claims kidnap of Australians

2016-02-06 17:15

An al-Qaeda group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of Australian doctor Ken Elliott and his wife Jocelyn and now a spokesperson says she will be released.

Burkina president vows to free kidnapped Australian pair

2016-01-25 21:31

Burkina Faso's head of state has vowed to do everything in his power to secure the release of an elderly Australian doctor and his wife.

White-clad marchers pay homage to Burkina victims

2016-01-24 18:50

Hundreds of people dressed in white have taken to the streets of Ouagadougou to pay homage to the victims of a jihadist attack on a top hotel and a restaurant that left 30 dead and 70 injured.


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.

Bar targeted in Burkina jihadist attacks defiantly reopens

2016-02-01 08:29

Two weeks after jihadist attacks in Burkina Faso riddled the Taxi-Brousse bar with bullet holes during an assault in the capital that left 30 dead, the venue has reopened with staff saying they refuse to live in fear.

Burkina Faso detains 5 more soldiers accused in armoury raid

2016-01-25 10:29

Burkina Faso's army says it has detained five members of a disbanded unit loyal to the country's former president who are suspected of involvement in a raid on an armoury.

Burkina Faso: 10 soldiers arrested over armoury raid

2016-01-24 10:25

An army official says 10 soldiers have been arrested in Burkina Faso in connection with a raid on an armory outside the capital

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