Burkina Faso incumbent Kabore wins presidential election
Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has won a second term after gaining an outright majority in the first round of elections, the country's electoral board announced Thursday.
Burkina president far ahead at midway point in vote count
Burkina Faso's president, Roch Marc Christian Kabore, notched up a hefty lead Wednesday in results announced from more than half of the country's voting districts following weekend elections.
Burkina Faso goes to the polls in shadow of jihadist threat
The people of Burkina Faso began voting in a general election Sunday in the shadow of a growing jihadist insurgency, and with opposition candidates warning of a "massive fraud" at the polls.
Burkina Faso to vote in shadow of jihadist threat
Burkina Faso will vote in a general election Sunday in the shadow of a growing jihadist insurgency, with President Roch Marc Christian Kabore expected to win re-election.
Seven soldiers killed in Burkina Faso attack
Seven soldiers were killed and others wounded or missing after their patrol was ambushed in northern Burkina Faso, the centre of a five-year-old jihadist insurgency, security sources said on Thursday.
Nigeria joins continental committee to harmonise standards
Nigeria, through the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), has been elected into the Standards Management Committee (SMC) of the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO). In a keenly-contested election involving 13 member states, Nigeria came first with 27 votes. Other member states elected into the SMC were Kenya with 19 votes, Burkina-Faso, South Africa, Uganda, and…
Nigeria, Ghana in Group B of WAFU U-17 qualifying tourney
Nigeria will face Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire in the Group stage of this year’s WAFU U-17 tournament At a virtual draw held in Abidjan yesterday, the Flamingoes were placed in Group B alongside their familiar foes. Nigeria, who went on after winning the zonal competition to place fourth at the 2019 U-17 AFCON, were drawn bye…
'Democratic backsliding' in West Africa as election season begins
Voters in Guinea on Sunday kick off a string of elections in West Africa when they go to the polls under a cloud as the octogenarian incumbent mounts a controversial third-term bid.
Villa sign Lyon forward Traore
Aston Villa signed Burkina Faso forward Bertrand Traore from Lyon for a reported £17 million ($21 million) on Saturday.