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The landmark trial over a failed 2015 coup in Burkina Faso has came to a dramatic halt just hours after it opened when defence lawyers staged a walkout.
President Emmanuel Macron has kicked off his maiden African tour by vowing to declassify secret French files on Burkina Faso's assassinated leader, Thomas Sankara, hailed as a revolutionary hero in many parts of the continent.
A second set of tests on the suspected remains of Burkina Faso's iconic ex-president Thomas Sankara have returned inconclusive, with "no DNA profile" to confirm it was his body, the family's lawyer has said.
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.
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.
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".
Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has implored the country's army to respect the "rule of law".
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.
The former longtime ruler of Burkina Faso who faces an arrest warrant has taken Ivorian citizenship in a move critics say blocks him from being extradited.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the strong turnout of women at polls in Burkina Faso and appealed for calm.
More than 80 people went on trial before a military court in Burkina Faso over a failed 2015 coup in a case being seen as a test for justice in the West African country.
The scene was all too familiar: Islamic extremists striking a popular dining spot while dozens of patrons, many of them foreigners, took a break from daily life in Burkina Faso.
A lawyer for the family of Burkina Faso's slain president's says DNA tests done in Spain were inconclusive on whether remains found in a grave were those of Thomas Sankara
Cyclone Dineo has killed a child in Mozambique, and Zimbabwe's Joice Mujuru says a group of party leaders she expelled last week were "seeking to turn her into a sex slave".
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.
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.
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.
Burkina Faso's military prosecutor has denied reports that an arrest warrant for ex-president Blaise Compaore, currently living in neighbouring Ivory Coast, has been cancelled.
Burkina Faso has issued an international warrant for ousted leader Blaise Compaore for his suspected role in the 1987 killing of his former comrade, ex-president Thomas Sankara, a judicial source says.
The president of Burkina Faso’s Independent National Electoral Commission has described the just ended vote in the west African country as “generally satisfactory”.
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