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Burkina Faso urged not to clamp down on reporting

A US-based journalists’ rights group urged Burkina Faso’s government to nix a bill that would impose stiff prison sentences on media “demoralising” security services...

Nineteen killed in Burkina Faso attack

Unidentified assailants killed 19 people and wounded 13 in an attack on and around Arbinda in northern Burkina Faso government said. Hundreds of people died...

Way open for Compaore extradition to Burkina Faso

France’s highest court paved the way for the extradition to Burkina Faso of ex-Burkinabe president Blaise Compaore’s brother when it rejected Francois Compaore’s appeal. Police...

Gunmen hit Burkina Faso church, kill four

Gunmen burst into a church in northern Burkina Faso and shot dead four people, a security source said - the fourth attack on Christians...

Christians in Burkina Faso seek refuge

Concerned about a rise in violence against Christians in Burkina Faso, Pastor Jacques Ouedraogo changed the time of his Sunday service as a precaution....

Catholics killed in another Burkina Faso church attack

Unidentified assailants killed four Catholics and destroyed a statue of the Virgin Mary in northern Burkina Faso, a bishop said, the third deadly attack...

Six dead in Burkina Faso church attack

Gunmen killed six people including a priest outside a Catholic church in Burkina Faso, government said, the second attack on Christians in two weeks...

Burkina Faso hostages rescued

French commandos rescued four foreign hostages including two French citizens from a militant group in Burkina Faso, France’s military said, adding two elite soldiers...

Burkina Faso receives donated APCs

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Quatar has donated 24 Storm armoured personnel carriers (APCs) to Burkina Faso, which will use them for counter-terrorism and security operations. Three Qatar Emiri Air...

Six killed in Burkina Faso church attack

Unidentified gunmen killed a pastor and five congregants in an attack on a Protestant church in northern Burkina Faso, government spokesman Remy Fulgance Dandjinou...

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Raw deal for defence in SONA

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Last week’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Cyril Ramaphosa, also Commander-in-Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), sadly did...