Burkina Faso

Burkina leader names new army chief after jihadist raid

2016-12-29 19:00

Burkina Faso's president Roch Marc Christian Kabore has named a new military commander, two weeks after jihadists killed 12 soldiers in a major raid, a government statement says.

12 soldiers killed in jihadist attack on Burkina Faso army

2016-12-16 14:50

Authorities say at least 12 soldiers are dead after dozens of Islamic extremists attacked an army barracks in northern Burkina Faso.

I Coast extradites 3 soldiers suspected in Burkina coup

2016-11-26 09:12

Ivory Coast has extradited three soldiers arrested on suspicion of being at the centre of the 2015 coup attempt in Burkina Faso back to their homeland, the Burkinabe interior minister says.

Patients languish in Burkina Faso amid doctors strike

2016-11-24 19:00

Doctors and nurses are on strike at Burkina Faso's public health centres throughout the west African country, leaving only medical students to help the sick.

Burkina Faso says it has thwarted a coup attempt

2016-10-21 19:00

Ouagadougou - Security officials in Burkina Faso say they have foiled another coup plot in this west African nation and blame it on former presidential guards.

Gunmen attack Burkina Faso's north, killing 5 people

2016-10-13 15:03

Burkina Faso's defence ministry says heavily armed assailants have attacked a military position in the north near the Mali border, killing three soldiers and two civilians.

Web TV aims to boost youth interest in African farming

2016-09-07 06:31

With the logo of his internet TV station on his black T-shirt, Inoussa Maiga energetically plucks corn stalks in northern Burkina Faso for a programme on farming in Africa.

Australian kidnapped in Burkina likely held elsewhere - minister

2016-07-01 15:16

An elderly Australian man kidnapped by jihadists in Burkina Faso in January is probably being held outside the country, Interior Minister Simon Compaore says.

Burkina cancels arrest warrant for Ivory Coast parliament speaker

2016-06-07 10:22

Burkina Faso cancelled an international arrest warrant for Ivory Coast's former prime minister Guillaume Soro, the latest twist in a saga which has tainted diplomatic relations between the countries for months.

3 Burkina police killed in attack

2016-06-01 18:14

Unidentified gunmen have killed three officers in a police station in northern Burkina Faso near the Malian border.


Mali may let Burkina troops chase jihadists into its territory

2016-12-19 12:19

Mali's president says he could let Burkina Faso forces pursue jihadist fighters when they flee across the border into his country, days after militants massacred 12 Burkinabe soldiers.

Burkina Faso looks to wage 'insurrection against poverty'

2016-12-01 17:02

Desperately poor Burkina Faso has known much turmoil over a half-century of independence, and is once again poised for battle, but this time its ambitious prime minister pledges it will be an "insurrection against poverty".

Kidnapped Australian doctor becomes Burkina Faso citizen

2016-11-25 06:11

An Australian surgeon kidnapped by jihadists nearly two years ago whose whereabouts remain unknown has been declared a citizen of the west African nation, an official decree has announced.

Burkina president calls on army to remain 'neutral'

2016-11-02 14:06

Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has implored the country's army to respect the "rule of law".

New Burkina opposition coalition slams 'pariah' status

2016-10-17 12:36

Eight opposition groups, including the party of Burkina Faso's ousted strongman Blaise Compaore, have formed a "reconciliation coalition" and accused authorities in the west African nation of treating rivals as pariahs.

Bridge collapse halts I Coast-Burkina rail traffic

2016-09-08 16:02

Rail traffic between Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso has been halted for at least two weeks after a bridge collapsed on the line linking the two countries, the operator says.

Burkina Faso counts cost of child labour

2016-07-09 20:27

Covered in dust and without protective kit, two boys gather stones in cups and they are among the army of child labourers working in Burkina Faso.

10 held in Burkina over jihadist attacks

2016-07-01 05:39

Authorities in Burkina Faso have arrested 10 people over a jihadist attack on a hotel and café in the capital and a separate rampage at a resort in neighbouring Ivory Coast.

Burkina police arrest six 'foreigners' over jihadist attacks

2016-06-02 08:45

Burkina Faso police have arrested six "foreigners" suspected of being behind jihadist attacks in January that left 30 people dead, the government and police say.

Burkina Faso provisionally frees ex-ruling party head

2016-05-31 07:09

A military tribunal in Burkina Faso says it has provisionally released the chairperson of the country's former ruling party pending further investigations into a short-lived September coup.

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