Blaise Compaore

A ‘madman’ who earned the tribute

A little over 31 years ago, the president of Burkina Faso was murdered in a coup instigated by his former friend and army captain, Blaise Compaoré

Elite troops linked to ex-leader declare Burkina Faso coup

Burkina Faso's presidential guard declared a coup on Thursday after arresting the interim president and key government figures.

Lessons from Nyerere’s grass-roots socialism

We can learn from what the great 1960s anticolonial movements accomplished.

Burkina Faso: Political parties set to adopt transition plan

Political parties and civil society have gathered in Ouagadougou to hammer out a handover plan after the ousting of president Blaise Compaoré.

Burkina Faso: African leaders meet to plot path to civilian govt

An AU delegation has begun talks with military leader Isaac Zida after he pledged to relinquish power to a civilian transitional government.

Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida takes over in Burkina Faso

Isaac Zida says he has taken power after a week of violent protest against President Blaise Compaore's 27-year rule .

Protesters storm Parliament in Burkina Faso

Protesters say they have had enough of President Blaise Compaoré and want to stall an attempt by government to have him re-elected next year.

North Mali Islamists to meet top crisis mediator

Representatives of the Ansar Dine Islamist group in northern Mali are to meet the lead mediator as plans for military action take shape.

Burkinabe police fire on youth protest, four hurt

Four students were injured during a protest on Friday, three by bullets, as Burkina Faso police opened fire to disperse the youths.

New Burkina Faso premier named after soldier riots

President Blaise Compaore appointed a former ambassador to France as the new prime minister, hoping to restore stability after violent protests.

Burkina Faso mutiny spreads as police, students riot

A mutiny in Burkina Faso spread on Monday as police joined soldiers on a rampage in a northern town, and students staged violent protests in the west.

Burkina Faso leader battles mutiny

Burkina Faso's president, facing a military mutiny, strove to reassert his authority on Friday after mass protests and a night when soldiers ran riot.


Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams out, Jackson Mthembu takes over

Communications minister suspended for two months after violating lockdown regulations

Meet Doctor Fundile Nyati: South Africa’s own online medical mythbuster

The employee health and wellness specialist is using social media to combat misinformation about Covid-19

Products for the care of babies and toddlers now essential items

In response to court papers saying lockdown regulations are unconstitutional because they do not protect the best interests of children, the state says baby care goods are now an essential item

Press Releases

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world