Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso restores constitution, names coup leader president

Reading Time: 2 minutes Burkina Faso’s military government said it has restored the constitution a week after taking power and has appointed the coup’s leader as […]

Cameroon, Burkina Faso through to Afcon semis

Reading Time: 3 minutes Cameroon and Burkina Faso qualified for the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday with Karl Toko-Ekambi’s double […]

Burkina Faso president detained in apparent coup d’état

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mutinous soldiers have detained the president of Burkina Faso after gunfire erupted at military bases across the West African nation, […]

Afcon 2021: Cameroon beat Burkina Faso 2-1 before Cape Verde see off Ethiopia

Reading Time: 3 minutes Cameroon came from behind to beat Burkina Faso 2-1 in an incident-packed opener at the Africa Cup of Nations. An […]

Burkina Faso opens trial on 1987 Sankara assassination

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ouagadougou, Monday The trial of 14 men, including a former president, has begun in Burkina Faso over the assassination of […]

Over 100 civilians killed in northern Burkina Faso

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ouagadougou, Sunday More than 100 civilians were killed and dozens wounded by suspected terrorists overnight in a village in northern […]

Weaving the demography, peace and security nexus in the Sahel

Reading Time: 4 minutes By MABINGUE NGOM “Sahel is facing one of the fastest-growing displacement crises in the world – and yet one of […]

IMF grants debt relief for 19 African nations

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Monetary Fund has approved immediate debt service relief for 19 African countries for an initial period of six […]

Burkina Faso: Christmas Day in a Christian-Muslim household

Reading Time: 3 minutes By BBC News Muslim-majority Burkina Faso has been hit by a wave of violence by militant Islamists in recent years. […]