Burkina Faso

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.

Police mutiny spreads in Burkina Faso

A wave of popular anger spread in Burkina Faso on Thursday as police followed the army in staging a mutiny.

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.

Burkina Faso votes in presidential election

Burkina Faso voted on Sunday in a presidential poll, which appeared to generate little enthusiasm and was expected to keep Blaise Compaore in power.

Low ride, high places

On his regular Book Safari, David L Smith looks at <em>The Democratic King</em>, a novel by a policeman from Burkina Faso about his ideal Africa.

Ghana scrape into Afcon quarterfinals

Ghana have escaped blushes by squeezing into the quarterfinals of the African Cup of Nations with a 1-0 win over Burkina Faso on Tuesday.

Essien ruled out of Ghana’s final group match

Ghana suffered a blow to their hopes of qualifying for the Afcon quarterfinals when Michael Essien was ruled out of the game against Burkina Faso.

Pride and concern for Burkina Faso’s elephants

When Frank Alain Kabore -- the manager of a wildlife concession in Burkina Faso -- looks back, he recalls that days used to go by without him seeing an elephant in the reserve, a decade ago. Today, he comes across one every 100m. It's an environmental success story in this West African country that may yet return to haunt it.

Saving the Burkinabe teen brides

It is an article of faith in development circles that assisting girls to complete their education -- and postponing the age at which they have children -- benefits both the girls and the communities they live in. This truth is proving difficult to entrench in Burkina Faso, however, where early marriages are often the norm.


Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

Ministers go into self-isolation

Two ministers have taken precautions after a Dirco employee tested positive for the virus

The solitary choreography of solo prayer

Covid-19 transmissions in mosques and churches have complicated our relationships with them

Press Releases

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

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories