Articles about Burkina Faso

25 Jan 2022

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.

20 Nov 2018

India, 15 African countries see 80% of world's malaria-cases: WHO

India and 15 other countries in sub-Saharan Africa accounted for almost 80% of the malaria cases reported globally last year, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report.

13 Oct 2018

India appointed to UN Human Rights Council; gets most votes

On Friday, India secured its place in the UN Human Rights Council, receiving the maximum number of votes by the General Assembly among all the countries vying for the spot.

01 Jul 2018

South Korea
#MoneyInSwissBanks: India witnesses 50% rise in funds; jumps to 73rd-place

India moved up to 73rd place in terms of money parked by its citizens/companies with Swiss banks in 2017, while the UK remains on the top.

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.

07 Sep 2017

FIFA World Cup
South Africa vs Senegal World Cup qualifier to be replayed

The 2018 World Cup qualification match between South Africa and Senegal will be replayed, a year after it took place, in last November.

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.

23 May 2017

India to invest $2 bn for solar projects in Africa

Three countries, Ivory Coast, Somalia and Ghana signed up for the International Solar Alliance, on the sidelines of the African Development Bank's annual meeting held in Gandhinagar, taking the total number of signatories to 31.

06 Feb 2017

Cameroon the champions of Africa, beats Egypt in AFCON final

Cameroon defeated Egypt 2-1 in the Africa Cup of Nations final, to become the champions of Africa.

04 Feb 2017

Cameroon beat Ghana to reach AFCON final

Cameroon defeated Ghana 2-0 to make it to the Africa Cup of Nations final.

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.