Burkina Faso

 
Gold rush destabilises central Sahel
Gold rush destabilises central Sahel
In the central Sahelian countries of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, armed groups have been seizing gold-mining sites in areas in which the state is...
Authoritarian regimes rely on ideas, not just guns
Authoritarian regimes rely on ideas, not just guns
Idi Amin feeding his opponents to crocodiles, Jean-Bedel Bokassa
I question France’s motives, says Burkina Faso’s defence minister
I question France’s motives, says Burkina Faso’s defence minister
At Ellis Park Stadium, as he observed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration — as he watched the fighter jets scream overhead, and the...
A ‘madman’ who earned the tribute
A ‘madman’ who earned the tribute
A little over 31 years ago, in October 1987, the president of Burkina Faso, Thomas Sankara, was murdered in a coup instigated by his former friend...
From bullied to beloved: Burkina Faso's strongest man
From bullied to beloved: Burkina Faso's strongest man
Children once bullied Iron Biby because of his size. Now when he walks down the street in his native Burkina Faso, they run up and feel his muscly...
West African states in joint fight against root crop 'Ebola'
West African states in joint fight against root crop 'Ebola'
Researchers from half a dozen states in West Africa have joined together in a battle against what one expert calls a root crop "Ebola" — a...
Attacks target French embassy, military HQ in Burkina capital
Attacks target French embassy, military HQ in Burkina capital
The capital of Burkina Faso came under multiple attacks on Friday which targeted the French embassy, the French cultural centre and the country's...
Evacuate migrants enslaved in Libya, urges France's Macron
Evacuate migrants enslaved in Libya, urges France's Macron
Emmanuel Macron told university students during a wide-ranging speech in Ouagadougou that he would give details of his rescue proposal at the...
Mauritania: New flag, same old president
Mauritania: New flag, same old president
The design of the Mauritanian flag is simple, yet classic: a yellow star-and-crescent set against a rectangle of emerald green.

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