Burkina Faso


US, French forces help search for hostage taken in Burkina Faso

2015-04-08 12:11

The US and French military are assisting in the search for a Romanian mineworker kidnapped in Burkina Faso and believed to have been taken into Mali, Burkina Faso's security minister says.

Burkina arrests three ex-ministers

2015-04-07 21:41

Authorities in Burkina Faso have arrested three former ministers from the government of deposed dictator Blaise Compaore.

Burkina Faso passes corruption law

2015-03-04 15:54

Burkina Faso’s interim parliament has approved an anti-corruption law, one of two pieces of legislation required by the World Bank before it will release $100m in budget support.

Burkina Faso polls set for October

2015-01-23 06:30

Burkina Faso will hold presidential and legislative elections on October 11, interim president Michel Kafando has announced.

Burkina Faso's former ruling party suspended

2014-12-16 08:04

Transitional authorities in Burkina Faso have suspended the political party of the president who was forced from power earlier this year.

Burkina wants to extradite former president

2014-11-28 07:40

Burkina Faso will ask Morocco to extradite ousted leader Blaise Compaore, interim Prime Minister Isaac Zida told reporters after the new government's first meeting.

Interim government meets in Burkina Faso

2014-11-24 15:42

Burkina Faso’s interim government has met for the first time, with the military retaining key jobs about three weeks after it seized power amid a popular uprising.

Burkina govt set to be named after delay

2014-11-23 14:06

The delayed announcement of Burkina Faso’s interim minister is expected, with the country waiting to see the extent of military influence under civilian President Michel Kafando.

Ousted Burkina leader arrives in Morocco from I Coast

2014-11-21 08:47

Burkina Faso’s deposed president Blaise Compaore has arrived in Morocco from Ivory Coast, where he has been in exile since his ouster in a popular revolt last month, the Moroccan foreign ministry says.

Burkina Faso: Military leader Zida is new PM

2014-11-19 18:47

The military colonel who briefly seized control of Burkina Faso after the long-time president stepped down has been chosen to serve as prime minister of the transitional government.

 

Burkina law bars ex-president's allies from running for office

2015-04-08 10:35

Lawmakers in Burkina Faso have modified the electoral code to prevent people from standing for office if they had supported a failed move last year to allow then-president Blaise Compaore to seek new term.

Burkina PM accuses strikers of causing anarchy

2015-04-02 21:12

Burkina Faso's prime minister has accused groups involved in labour strikes rocking the landlocked west African country of creating a climate of anarchy.

Burkina Faso: Food aid shortage threatens HIV patients

2015-02-21 17:40

The World Food Programme warns it will soon need to cut assistance to thousands of people living with HIV/Aids in Burkina Faso because of a funding shortage.

Africa's biggest news stories in 2014

2014-12-30 11:42

In 2014 Africa saw the Ebola outbreak, a number of presidential elections, and Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe sacked his vice president. See our review of the continent's biggest news events.

Illegal strike forces Avocet to halt operations

2014-12-08 10:50

Gold miner Avocet Mining says it has halted operations at its Inata gold mine in Burkina Faso due to an illegal strike.

24 killed in Burkina's anti-Compaore uprising

2014-11-26 17:55

Twenty-four people were killed and 624 others were wounded in the popular uprising that toppled long-time president Blaise Compaore in October, a committee appointed by PM Isaac Zida says.

Burkina military retains powerful posts in new cabinet

2014-11-24 08:08

Burkina Faso's new interim government will hold its first meeting, with the military retaining powerful posts after the army took over in the wake of a popular revolt.

Burkina's Compaore to stay for limited period – Morocco

2014-11-21 19:37

Burkina Faso's former president Blaise Compaore, who was toppled in a popular uprising last month, will stay in Morocco for a limited period after fleeing his country, the Moroccan government says.

Burkina Faso army maintains hold on power

2014-11-20 11:20

Burkina Faso’s military is maintaining a grip on government despite pressure for a civilian transition, with the army officer who took power after the fall of president Blaise Compaore coming in as PM.

Burkina Faso set to appoint army's Zida as PM

2014-11-19 10:03

Veteran diplomat Michael Kafando, just sworn in as Burkina Faso’s interim president,is set to appoint army strongman Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida as prime minister, an official says.

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