Security forces fired tear gas to disperse angry protesters outside the French embassy in Burkina Faso's capital on Sunday, as unrest simmered in the impoverished West African nation following a reported second coup this year.
Military officers have seized control of Burkina Faso, claiming to be restoring peace to the jihadist-wracked country as they overthrew a junta leader who had also come to power in a coup at the start of this year.
Shots were heard early Friday around Burkina Faso's presidential palace and the headquarters of its military junta, which seized power in a coup last January, witnesses told AFP.
A Burkina Faso court has found three former presidential guards guilty of involvement in the 1990 murder of a student leader, and sentenced them to terms of 10 to 30 years in prison. The three elite members of former President Blaise Compaore's guard went on trial on Monday over the murder of a student who…
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Their campaign began in northern Mali a decade ago, advanced into the country's powder-keg centre and from there into neighbouring Niger and Burkina Faso.
At least four soldiers, two civilians and five assailants were killed on Sunday in an attack in a strategic border zone between Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, Mali's army said.
Inhabitants of a town in northern Burkina Faso whose road access has been cut off by jihadists say that food supplies are running out, an account backed by the medical charity MSF. Islamist militants on June 25 damaged a bridge providing the only road access to the town of Sebba, the administrative seat of Yagha…
Jihadist rebels last week blew up two bridges in northern Burkina Faso in a bid to isolate key towns in the region, the army said on Tuesday.
Suspected jihadists killed at least 27 people in attacks on villages in northern Burkina Faso at the weekend, sources said Monday.
Eight people in eastern Burkina Faso have been killed in an attack by suspected jihadists on a baptism party, a security source and a local resident said on Tuesday.
At least 50 civilians died in an attack by suspected jihadists in northern Burkina Faso, government spokesman Lionel Bilgo said Monday, in one of the bloodiest clashes since a military coup in January. "The army has so far found 50 bodies" after the village of Seytenga was attacked overnight Saturday, Bilgo said, adding that the…