Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
Burundi on Thursday said it has "faith" in the new UN envoy to the crisis-hit country but warned Michel Kafando against "bias" in favour of opposition groups, an accusation also levelled at his predecessors.
A presidential campaign starts in Burkina Faso over the weekend, with the winner poised to re-establish democracy after the long rule of former soldier Blaise Compaore in a nation prone to coups.
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.
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.
Government forces in Burkina Faso have stormed a camp of holdout rebels who refused to disarm, a report says.
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 government asks public to avoid aggression as the presidential guard disbands.
Burkina Faso's interim president Michel Kafando, who was taken hostage during a coup a week ago, says he is back in power and has restored a civilian transitional government.
EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini has demanded that coup leaders in Burkina Faso lay down their arms “unconditionally” as regular army troops entered the capital and began talks on a surrender deal.
Serious violence appears to have been averted in Burkina Faso as the leader of last week’s coup gave up at the last minute, as the army started moving tanks to the capital to end the coup.
A former Burkina Faso president, Michel Kafando, has been appointed the new UN envoy for Burundi, where efforts to end a political crisis over President Pierre Nkurunziza's rule have stalled.
Burkina Faso's president has expressed gratitude for international support and promised elections at the United Nations just weeks after a failed coup.
The Burkina Faso coup general has sought refuge in the Vatican Embassy and is negotiating a deal.
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.
Burkina Faso’s army has ordered Ouagadougou residents to stay home "for security reasons" after some members of the presidential guard refused to disarm.
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.
Life is beginning to return to normal after a long-week coup, with people seen lining up at gas stations and money machines in Burkina Faso’s capital.
Burkina Faso coup leaders have agreed to return to their barracks and said they would restore the deposed president to power, signing a deal with the army that apparently defused a tense standoff sparked by last week’s putsch.
Burkina Faso’s interim president Michel Kafando, who was taken in a coup last week then held under house arrest, is seeking refuge inside the French ambassador’s residence in the capital, the ambassador says.
Civil society groups, who played a major role in the uprising that toppled Burkina Faso’s long-time ruler Blaise Compaore last year, have branded the recently proposed amnesty deal for coup leaders as "shameful".
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