A military court in Ouagadougou on Monday began the long-awaited trial of 14 men, including the former president, accused in the assassination of Burkina Faso's left-wing leader Thomas Sankara 34 years ago The slaying of Sankara, a pan-Africanist icon, has for years cast a shadow over the poor Sahel state, fuelling its reputation for turbulence…
The recent announcement that putschists in Mali who seized power in May are close to a deal with the notorious Russian Kremlin-linked group, Wagner, to bring in 1,000 mercenaries
Nigeria has ranked 143rd out of 224 countries, whose broadband speeds were surveyed in the 12 months up to June 30, 2021.
Seventeen films are in competition next month for the top prize at the 2021 edition of FESPACO, Africa's top cinema and TV festival, organizers said Thursday. FESPACO 2021 - the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou or Festival panafricain du cinéma et de la télévision de Ouagadougou - is taking place in the Burkinabe…
Floods and other natural disasters in the West African state of Burkina Faso have claimed at least nine lives and injured 87 people since August, authorities said Thursday.
Algeria's football team arrived in Morocco on Monday on the eve of their African World Cup qualifier against Burkina Faso, against a backdrop of diplomatic tensions between the North African neighbours
Sadio Mane scored as Senegal won and his Liverpool teammate Naby Keita created a goal as Guinea drew when 2022 World Cup group qualifying in Africa finally kicked off on Wednesday
Officials on Friday reported that a terrorist attack, following fighting in a remote area of Burkina Faso near the border with Mali, has left over 120 people dead. According to a government statement issued on Thursday night, 65 civilians and 58 jihadists are known to have been killed in the attack which took place near…
Twelve Burkina Faso soldiers were killed and eight wounded in an ambush by suspected jihadists near the West African country's border with Mali, the government said Monday.
Three Burkina Faso soldiers and a militiaman were killed on Friday by highway bombs in the country's north, the army said, adding that "dozens of terrorists" had been killed by security forces the same day. The two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) hit a military vehicle and a motorbike near the town of Dablo as a…
Thousands of people took to the streets of Burkina Faso on Saturday, demanding a stronger response to rising jihadist bloodshed after a massacre last month killed more than 130 people.
Niger and Burkina Faso's armies on Saturday hailed the results of joint operations against jihadist forces, saying they had killed more than 100 "terrorists" so far this month.