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Black box found at site of Air Algerie crash

2014-07-25 12:07

French President Francois Hollande has announced that one of the aircraft’s two black boxes has been found in the wreckage of an Air Algerie plane that crashed over the West African state of Mali.

Family of 4 among victims of Air Algerie plane crash

2014-07-25 07:44

Canadian media says a Canadian family of four was among the victims of an Air Algerie plane that crashed in Mali.

Air Algerie loses contact with plane

2014-07-24 11:29

Air Algerie says it has lost contact with one of its aircrafts bound for Algiers from Burkina Faso, nearly an hour after takeoff.

French president Hollande visits Niger

2014-07-18 14:20

France's president is paying a visit to the former colony of Niger, a landlocked desert nation in West Africa that has played a key role in French military efforts in the region.

Burkina refuses to rule on exhumation of ex-leader

2014-04-30 21:03

Burkina Faso’s high court says it lacks jurisdiction to rule on a request for the body of former president Thomas Sankara to be exhumed.

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

2014-03-17 13:30

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.

Burkina leader's re-election bid could spark violence

2014-02-18 16:52

Any move by Burkina Faso's veteran President Blaise Compaore to tweak the constitution and run for office a fifth time could spark violence in the landlocked west African nation, experts say.

Burkina Faso president's ex-allies form party

2014-01-26 09:32

Former allies of Burkina Faso's longtime president have created their own political party in the latest sign of growing opposition to his rule.

 

'Bad weather likely cause of Air Algerie crash'

2014-07-25 10:16

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight over the West African state of Mali with 116 people on board, French officials say.

AS IT HAPPENED: Flight AH5017 crashes

2014-07-24 13:34
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Get the latest details as Air Algerie says it has lost contact with one of its aircrafts bound for Algiers from Burkina Faso, nearly an hour after takeoff.

France announces new operation in Africa

2014-07-19 22:00

France has announced the redeployment of 3 000 troops in five of its former colonies across northwest Africa as part of an operation to help fight terrorism in the region.

Four dead in Burkina Faso explosion

2014-07-16 20:45

Four people were killed and dozens wounded when an illegal explosives cache blew up accidentally in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

B- Faso’s leader may be in re-election bid

2014-04-14 18:29

Supporters of Burkina Faso’s leader have rallied to press for a referendum on removing limits to presidential terms, the clearest sign yet that he may seek re-election in 2015.

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

2014-03-11 13:14

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.

African nations to boost Sahel security

2014-02-17 08:59

The leaders of Mauritania, Mali, Chad and Burkina Faso have agreed to create a regional organisation to strengthen co-operation on development and security in the Sahel region.

Burkina Faso ruling party exposes splits

2014-01-06 19:03

Dozens of prominent figures in Burkina Faso's ruling party have resigned, showing deep political divisions created by fears that President Blaise Compaore may push through changes to the constitution to stay in power.

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