The trial of 14 men, including a former president, is set to begin in Burkina Faso over the assassination of the country’s revered revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara 34 years ago. In the trial opening on Monday, former President Blaise Compaore and 13 others face an array of charges in the[…]
An armed 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 violence in the West African country. Seven soldiers and 80 armed fighters were also killed in the double attack on a military[…]
Thirty-seven civilians were killed and more than 60 wounded when gunmen ambushed a convoy transporting workers of Canadian gold miner Semafo in eastern Burkina Faso, regional authorities said on Wednesday. The attack is the deadliest in recent years as the military struggles to contain violence that has overrun parts of Burkina[…]
At least 29 people were killed in two separate incidents in Burkina Faso’s troubled north on Sunday after a food convoy and a transport truck were attacked, the government said. One vehicle transporting people and goods “rode over an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Barsalogho area” leaving at least[…]
Two senior allies of Burkina Faso’s deposed former President Blaise Compaore and scores of others appeared in court on Tuesday accused of organizing a 2015 coup attempt against a transitional government. Protesters, angered by Compaore’s attempt to change the constitution to extend his 27-year rule, forced him to flee the[…]
An attack by gunmen on a Turkish restaurant that began late on Sunday left at least 17 people dead and eight wounded in the capital of Burkina Faso, a West African country that has seen a surge in violence by armed groups over the past few years. The figure was[…]
The siege of a popular hotel in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, is over after security forces stormed the hotel which was under siege since Friday evening, the country’s interior minister has said. At Least 126 people have been freed and three “jihadists” killed in the operation backed by the French[…]
Roch Marc Christian Kabore has been elected Burkina Faso’s new leader, the second civilian to become president since the West African country won independence in 1960, according to preliminary results released by the country’s electoral commission. The Independent National Electoral Commission said on Tuesday morning that results showed that Kabore,[…]
Burkina Faso’s President Michel Kafando said he and his government were back in power on Wednesday a week after a coup, though it was unclear who was really in charge after the rebellion’s leader attended a state function. “I have returned to work,” Kafando told journalists at the foreign ministry.[…]
The elite soldiers behind a coup in Burkina Faso defied an ultimatum on Tuesday to surrender to regular troops loyal to the government, leading to a stand-off in the capital as they awaited a mediation mission by regional presidents. Loyalist forces marched into Ouagadougou overnight saying they would disarm the[…]
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