SA expects decisive leadership from the president, including the fight against Covid-19 and holding his Cabinet to account, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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Burkina Faso president Roch Marc Christian Kabore has pardoned more than 1 200 prisoners in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus in the poor West African country.
More than 4 000 people are being forced to flee their homes each day in Burkina Faso, as attacks on civilians by jihadist militants increase in number and frequency, the UN's refugee agency has said.
Suspected jihadists have killed 18 civilians in an attack in northern Burkina Faso, the governor of the Sahel region has said.
Seven children and four women were among 14 civilians killed when a roadside bomb blew up their bus in northwestern Burkina Faso, the government has said.
Security experts say that in the arsenal of jihadist groups, whose insurgency is shaking the Sahel state of Burkina Faso, the improvised explosive device (IED) is one of the deadliest weapons.
Three soldiers and "about 20 terrorists" were killed when two army units came under attack in northern Burkina Faso, security sources say.
Three soldiers have been killed in two simultaneous attacks in northern Burkina Faso, where the armed forces are struggling to contain an Islamist insurgency, security sources say.
Gunmen killed 15 civilians in northern Burkina Faso, security and local sources say, in the latest deadly attack as the impoverished West African country battles a jihadist revolt.
Violence in Burkina Faso has caused more than a quarter of a million people to flee their homes over the last three months, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says.
A military tribunal in Burkina Faso has handed down a sentence of 30 years to the wife of a general convicted of leading a deadly coup bid four years ago.
A Canadian woman and her Italian partner kidnapped in Burkina Faso in 2018 have been found in good health in the northwest of Mali after fleeing their captors, and were set to be repatriated, diplomatic and UN sources say.
Gunmen have killed 24 people and wounded 18 in an attack on a Protestant church in a village in northern Burkina Faso, officials said Monday.
At least 10 men have been killed in a jihadist massacre at a village in Burkina Faso, which is in the grip of a years-long Islamist insurgency, security and local sources have said.
A militant attack in northern Burkina Faso on Tuesday killed 35 civilians, almost all of them women, the president said, one of the deadliest assaults in nearly five years of jihadist violence in the West African country.
The number of people requiring urgent food aid in 16 countries across Africa's Sahel region more than doubled this year to at least 9.4 million amid an increase in violence and insecurity, officials and experts say.
Four people, including one foreigner, working as service providers on a government telecommunications project have been reported missing in Burkina Faso, a minister said in a statement.
More than 2.4 million people need urgent food aid across the central Sahel region, encompassing Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, where rising jihadist violence has triggered a humanitarian crisis, the UN says.
Nine people were killed in northern Burkina Faso in the latest attack in a region struggling with a jihadist revolt, a security official says.
Jihadist violence in Burkina Faso has forced nearly 300 000 people to flee their homes and stopped half a million getting access to health care, the UN and the Red Cross said.
A South African man who was kidnapped in Burkina Faso is believed to have died, but his wife refuses to accept this until she has proof.
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