Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso police stage nationwide protest

2017-04-19 10:08

Burkina Faso police are staging a nationwide protest over corruption in their ranks as well as a lack of transparency among their leaders.

Baby on board: Airline crew delivers baby girl mid-flight

2017-04-10 14:06

A Turkish Airlines flight landed with one more passenger than it took off with after a baby was born mid-air with the help of the airline's crew

Burkina links I Coast jihadist with hotel attack in capital

2017-03-24 22:00

A jihadist accused of masterminding a deadly attack in Ivory Coast is also suspected of having planned a major assault in Burkina Faso's capital last year, says a senior official.

Abducted French national is 'in Sudan': Chad minister

2017-03-24 18:31

A French national abducted from southeastern Chad is in neighbouring Sudan, a Chadian minister has said. .

Extremists kill 2 in Burkina Faso as schools targeted

2017-03-03 20:27

A local official says two people, including a school headmaster, have been killed by jihadists on motorbikes in Burkina Faso's far north near the border with Mali.

Jihadists attack two police posts in Burkina Faso: officials

2017-02-28 10:20

Two police posts in Burkina Faso have been attacked by jihadists, officials say, just months after 12 soldiers were killed by militants in a raid near the Mali border.

Burkina leader fine-tunes govt to face jihadist threat

2017-02-21 19:00

Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has given government ministers specific responsibility for security and defence in a reshuffle officially announced on state television.

Searches across Mali and Burkina Faso for kidnapped nun

2017-02-09 20:22

Security forces were searching territory in Mali and Burkina Faso for a Colombian nun kidnapped by self-declared jihadists, a Malian security ministry source has said.

Sahel leaders say terror threat requires immediate action

2017-02-06 22:06

Africa's Sahel region risks becoming a "space for terrorists" unless immediate, co-ordinated action is taken, Chad's President Idriss Deby warned, as the area's leaders gathered for security talks in the Malian capital.

African leaders driven from power

2017-01-23 08:48

The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh, who has pledged to step down, is one of a long list of African leaders forced out by coups, rebels or popular uprisings.


Senegal arrests suspected Boko Haram recruiter, extremists

2017-04-13 12:29

Senegalese police say authorities have arrested a suspected recruiter for the Nigeria-based Boko Haram Islamic extremist group.

Burkina troops tried for arms depot raid claim tortured

2017-04-02 11:29

Some 20 Burkinabe soldiers on trial at a military tribunal over a failed raid on an arms depot last year have said they were tortured to extract their confessions.

Burkina Faso forces kill key jihadist, arrest others

2017-03-24 19:31

Burkina Faso's government says its military forces have killed a key jihadist and arrested 18 others in the country's north, close to the West African nation's border with Mali.

Senegalese film scoops top award at Africa film fest

2017-03-06 16:02

"Felicite," a tale about a nightclub singer who has to scrape together funds to pay for her son's treatment after a road accident, scooped the top prize at Africa's top cinema festival.

Burkina parties for top film festival a year after attacks

2017-02-28 17:58

A year after jihadist attacks killed 33 people, Burkina Faso's capital is kicking up its heels on the back of Africa's top film festival, which it has hosted since 1969.

Tight security for Africa's top film festival in Burkina Faso

2017-02-23 21:19

Burkina Faso is laying on tight security for Africa's top film festival which kicks off Saturday in a nation hit a year ago by a major terror attack.

Burkina Faso's ex-leader Compaore expected to be tried in March

2017-02-16 08:45

Ousted Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore will likely go on trial in March for his part in the violent crackdown on the 2014 popular uprising that overthrew him, the supreme court prosecutor says.

Gunmen kidnap Colombian nun in southern Mali

2017-02-08 18:33

A Colombian nun has been kidnapped by gunmen in southern Mali, a Malian security source and a local official have said.

Top Africa stories: Jammeh, Zim, Nigeria

2017-01-23 19:44

Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and Zimbabwe's education minister says "sport and mass display" will now be a compulsory school subject up to age 16.

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.

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