Burkina Faso

Conflict is escalating in central Mali, says Human Rights Watch

Last year was the deadliest for civilians since the current political crisis began in 2012. And the fighting is also increasing in neighbouring countries

The changing face of Burkina Faso’s terrorist threat

Burkina Faso has been experiencing regular attacks led by armed terrorist groups from neighbouring countries. Surrounded by six countries, it is the northern part...

The risk of jihadist contagion in West Africa

Faced with jihadist breakthrough in Burkina Faso, neighbouring states in the Gulf of Guinea increasingly fear attacks in their own territories

Gold rush destabilises central Sahel

States need to assert control over the artisanal mining sector, which is being secured by local armed groups

I question France’s motives, says Burkina Faso’s defence minister

In an unusually frank interview, Moumina Cheriff Sy offers a stark assessment of why violence is spiralling in his country and the region

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

From bullied to beloved: Burkina Faso’s strongest man

Meet Biby, Burkina Faso's contender for the World's Strongest Man

West African states in joint fight against root crop ‘Ebola’

The West African Virus Epidemiology project aims to shield the region from the advancing peril

Attacks target French embassy, military HQ in Burkina capital

The capital came under multiple attacks on Friday when five armed men opened fire on passersby before heading towards the embassy

Evacuate migrants enslaved in Libya, urges France’s Macron

Bound for the EU-Africa summit, President Macron told Burkina Faso students that migrant trafficking was a "crime against humanity."

Burkina attack shows jihadists’ strength

"This attack is all about Burkina Faso's membership of the G5 Sahel force"

Mauritania: New flag, same old president

Critics argues that a controversial referendum is the first step towards abolishing term limits

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Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs