Burkina Faso

Armed group kills three Burkina police

2015-10-09 22:22

Three police have been killed in western Burkina Faso as their barracks were attacked by "about 50" assailants, the defence ministry says.

Burkina general, ex-Compaore minister charged over failed coup

2015-10-07 07:14

The general behind Burkina Faso’s failed coup has been charged, together with a former top aide to ousted president Blaise Compaore, with “murder” and “attacking state security”, judicial sources say.

Burkina Faso coup leader taken into custody, to face trial

2015-10-02 07:28

The leader of the recent failed coup in Burkina Faso has been taken into custody by government forces in order to face trial, reports say.

Army says most Burkina rebels have joined

2015-10-01 18:38

A majority of troops from the rebel Burkina Faso army regiment behind a failed coup have joined loyalist units after it was disbanded.

Burkina Faso coup leader in foreign embassy

2015-09-30 18:05

The Burkina Faso coup leader has sought refuge in a foreign embassy, but is negotiating his surrender.

Burkina army hunts remaining putschists after barracks raid

2015-09-30 11:51

Burkina troops are searching Ouagadougou to find members of an elite unit behind a short-lived coup, a day after a raid on their barracks, AFP says.

Government forces in Burkina Faso storm holdout rebel camp

2015-09-30 07:39

Government forces in Burkina Faso have stormed a camp of holdout rebels who refused to disarm, a report says.

Burkina airport shut as troops trap plotters

2015-09-29 18:00

Ougadougou airport has been shut down as Burkina troops lock down the area around the barracks of the unit behind a short-lived coup.

Tensions in Burkina Faso as presidential guard refuses to disarm

2015-09-29 13:54

Burkina Faso’s army has ordered Ouagadougou residents to stay home "for security reasons" after some members of the presidential guard refused to disarm.

Burkina rebels refuse to disarm

2015-09-28 19:42

An elite presidential guard which staged a week-long coup in Burkina Faso is refusing to disarm in line with a west African peace deal.


30 Burkina coup plotters fail to report for duty - govt

2015-10-08 07:31

At least 30 members of the 1 300-strong elite force that last month staged a short-lived coup in Burkina Faso have missed a deadline to report to their new stations, the government says.

How to make a modern coup fail

2015-10-05 12:30

Gilbert Diendéré, the Burkina Faso general who led the ill-fated coup two and a half weeks ago, is a feared man in west Africa. He is seen as the region’s spymaster, a man who led negotiations for European hostages held by al-Qaeda.

Burkina Faso coup leader handed over

2015-10-01 19:08

The leader of a short-lived coup in Burkina Faso, General Gilbert Diendere, has been handed over to authorities after seeking refuge in the Vatican embassy.

Burkina Faso coup general in Vatican Embassy

2015-09-30 22:13

The Burkina Faso coup general has sought refuge in the Vatican Embassy and is negotiating a deal.

EU urges speedy Burkina polls after coup attempt

2015-09-30 12:54

The EU has urged the Burkina Faso transitional authorities to press ahead quickly with elections after renegade presidential guard troops staged a short-lived coup.

Burkina coup plotters abandon barracks after army assault

2015-09-30 08:44

Soldiers who staged a short-lived coup in Burkina Faso have abandoned their barracks in the capital after a tense standoff with loyalist troops, the military says, as authorities battle to regain control of the crisis-hit country.

Heavy gunfire heard at barracks in Ouagadougou

2015-09-29 21:15

Burkina Faso's military has opened fire on coup supporters who have refused to disarm.

Military arrests ex-Burkina Faso minister

2015-09-29 18:00

The Burkina Faso military has arrested the former foreign affairs minister amid tensions over the failed coup.

Burkina Faso presidential guard refuses to disarm after coup attempt

2015-09-29 07:31

Burkina Faso’s disbanded presidential guard has refused to disarm as agreed, after the 1 200-member unit mounted a failed coup earlier this month, the regular military says.

Burkina Faso asks public not to attack coup unit

2015-09-27 15:47

Burkina Faso government asks public to avoid aggression as the presidential guard disbands.

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