Burkina Faso: News

25 Jan 2022

Human Rights Watch

Burkina Faso coup: Military dethrones President Kaboré, seizes power

The army of Burkina Faso on Monday announced that it had overthrown President Roch Kaboré, suspended the constitution, and closed the country's borders.

19 Aug 2021


Suspected extremists kill 47 in northern Burkina Faso

Suspected Islamic extremists ambushed a convoy in northern Burkina Faso on Wednesday, killing at least 30 civilians along with 17 soldiers and volunteer defense fighters, the government said.

19 Apr 2019


Mali's PM Maiga, his cabinet resign over Ogossagou massacre

Mali's prime minister resigned along with his entire government yesterday following criticism over their handling of an upsurge of violence in the center of the country and the massacre last month that left 160 people dead in the village of Ogossagou near the border with Burkina Faso.

14 Dec 2018


Over 40 killed in attack near Mali's border with Niger

Suspected jihadists, on motorcycles, have killed at least 42 people during a series of attacks on Tuareg nomadic camps in Mali yesterday.

17 Apr 2018


United Nations: India wins important UN's subsidiaries elections

India has won an election to a crucial non-governmental organization committee in the UN after garnering the highest number of votes besides getting elected by acclamation to other subsidiary bodies in five separate polls.

02 Mar 2018


Attacks in Burkina Faso capital near French embassy, military HQ

The capital of Burkina Faso came under an assault on Friday, with attacks unfolding near the French embassy, the French cultural center, and the country's military headquarters, said a report.

14 Aug 2017

Terror Attack

Gunmen open fire in Burkina Faso capital, kill 17

A terrorist attack in the centre of West African nation Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, has left 17 dead and eight wounded.

03 Oct 2016

South Africa

Two African countries ban donkey exports, thanks to China

Niger and Burkina Faso announced a ban on donkey and donkey skin exports respectively.