Burkina Faso

 
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.
Terror threatens Africa’s growth
Terror threatens Africa’s growth
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W African leaders to reinstate Burkina Faso's Kafando
W African leaders to reinstate Burkina Faso's Kafando
West African leaders and their military chiefs are to travel to Burkina Faso to reinstate the country’s interim leadership amid a standoff in the...
Protests in Burkina Faso as army moves to disarm junta
Protests in Burkina Faso as army moves to disarm junta
The protesters, who think the plan is too lenient on the military government, come as Burkina Faso’s army chiefs issued a statement ordering coup...
Elite troops linked to ex-leader declare Burkina Faso coup
Elite troops linked to ex-leader declare Burkina Faso coup
Lieutenant-Colonel Mamadou Bamba declared on national television that a new "National Democratic Council" had put an end "to the deviant regime of...

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