Burkina Faso

Trial of alleged coup leaders opens in Burkina Faso

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[…]

Read »

Burkina Faso hotel siege declared over

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[…]

Read »

Burkina Faso elects new leader after historic election

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,[…]

Read »

Burkina rivals stand-off ahead of mediation mission

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[…]

Read »
WhatsApp WhatsApp us
Wait a sec, saving restore vars.