Burkina Faso

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

Terror threatens Africa’s growth

The diversion of scarce resources and increasing militarisation could derail the democratic project.

W African leaders to reinstate Burkina Faso’s Kafando

Ecowas said it plans to reinstate and demonstrate solidarity with the interim president, Michel Kafando, who was kidnapped last Wednesday.

Protests in Burkina Faso as army moves to disarm junta

Demonstrators have taken to the streets of Burkina Faso's capital, protesting a proposed compromise solution after last week's coup.

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.

Let the ashes of Burkinabe Parliament stand as a stern warning

The restlessness of our people suggests something is in the air. It may not happen tomorrow, but it will certainly happen in our lifetime.

Burkina Faso names interim president

After hours of negotiation over the weekend, Burkina Faso named diplomat Michel Kafando as the country's interim president who will serve until 2015.

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.

Burkina Faso army denies power grab, ‘seeks unity govt’

Burkina Faso's military vows to install a unity government despite its tightening control over the west African nation.


Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Worship during lockdown – in a different way

The bishop uses WhatsApp to share scripture readings, and prayers and comments with all his congregants during the lockdown

Slice of life: ‘People have more compassion’

You know, this coronavirus thing, I just feel, if South Africans can stick together, we’ll get through this

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Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

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