MRI reduces Nigeria to 18 players as age scandal hits competition
Nigeria will make do with only 18 players at the African U-17 Nations Cup qualifiers following the disqualification of six of its players by the MRI scan, which ruled they were above the 17 years stipulated for the competition. Benin Republic fared worse as it has been kicked out of the competition because most of…
Ecologist’s perspective on herdsmen and farmers crisis - Part 2
Grazing by animals is a very intense form of deforestation. In most instances humans are selective when it comes to removal of vegetation and usually make room for the plants to regenerate, but as mentioned above, animals in times of scarcity eat virtually anything that comes their way, except of course the poisonous plants. So…
Dozens dead in attacks on Burkina military head quarters, French embassy
Dozens of people were killed Friday in twin attacks on the French embassy in Burkina Faso and the country's military headquarters, an assault that coincided with a meeting of regional anti-jihadist forces.
Top Burkina Faso generals on trial over failed 2015 coup
More than 80 people went on trial before a military court in Burkina Faso on Tuesday over a failed 2015 coup in a case seen as a test for justice in the West African country.
4 militants killed in ambush on Burkina Faso patrol
Four militants were killed Thursday after they attacked a reconnaissance patrol in northern Burkina Faso, security sources told AFP.
Demonstrators demand justice for slain Burkina Faso leader Thomas Sankara
Hundreds of demonstrators in Burkina Faso marked the 30th anniversary of Thomas Sankara's assassination by demanding truth and justice on Sunday for the assassinated revolutionary leader.
17 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant 'terrorist attack'
Seventeen people have been killed and a dozen injured in a "terrorist attack" on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital, the government said Monday.
EU to give 50 million euros for African force in Sahel
The EU is giving 50 million euros to set up a joint African military force in the Sahel region to fight jihadists, the bloc's foreign affairs chief said Monday.