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Trial of alleged coup leaders starts in Burkina Faso

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Two senior allies of Burkina Faso's deposed former President Blaise Compaore and scores of others appeared in court accused of organising a...

Court delays trial of Burkina Faso ex-leader for protest killings

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A court in Burkina Faso on Thursday postponed the trial of former leader Blaise Compaore and his cabinet for their alleged role...

Burkina Faso court rescinds warrant against ex-President Compaore

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A court of appeals in Burkina Faso has rescinded a series of international arrest warrants, including those against deposed leader Blaise Compaore...

Burkina transitional council indicts former president for high treason

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Burkina Faso's transitional council has indicted former president Blaise Compaore and some senior members of his government for high treason, the governing...

ISS: Africa in 2014 – the good, the bad and the...

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Africa is not a country. What might have been an excellent year for some was a disaster for others. For protesters in...

ISS: West Africa after Compaore

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Burkina Faso's political transition is now underway. Michel Kafando, retired diplomat and former foreign minister, has been appointed interim President and Lieutenant-Colonel...

New Burkina PM vows investigations into Compaore-era deaths

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Burkina Faso's interim prime minister has pledged to open enquiries into the deaths of a revered former president and an investigative journalist...

Burkina ex-president Compaore in exile in Morocco – Ivory Coast government

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Burkina Faso's longtime president Blaise Compaore, toppled by a popular uprising last month, has left his temporary refuge of Ivory Coast and...

Burkina factions, army agree on make-up of transitional authority

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Military, opposition parties, civil and religious leaders on Thursday adopted a charter creating the framework for a transitional government in Burkina Faso...

ISS: Burkina Faso – West Africa’s Arab Spring?

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The dramatic ousting of former president Blaise Compaore by popular uprising in Burkina Faso last week, and the speed with which it...

Burkina Faso leader says to hand power to transitional body

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Burkina Faso's army will quickly cede power to a transitional government and appoint a new head of state, the country's interim President...

Army clears protesters, fires warning shots in Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso's army cleared thousands of protesters from the capital and opened fire at state TV headquarters on Sunday, killing one person,...

Thousands protest Burkina Faso army’s power grab

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Thousands gathered on Sunday in the centre of Burkina Faso's capital to denounce what they called a military coup, two days after...

Burkina Faso opposition parties, African Union reject army takeover

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Burkina Faso's opposition parties and the African Union rejected the army's seizure of power in the West African country on Saturday after...

Burkina Faso army backs presidential guard officer to lead transition

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Burkina Faso's military backed a presidential guard officer on Saturday to lead a transitional government after the resignation of President Blaise Compaore,...

Army chief takes power after Burkina president bows to protests

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The head of Burkina Faso's armed forces took power on Friday after President Blaise Compaore resigned amid mass demonstrations against an attempt...

ISS: Compaore’s bid to extend his reign backfires in Burkina Faso

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The vote on the controversial bill to change the Burkina Faso constitution to allow President Blaise Compaore to run for a third...

Protesters in Burkina Faso call for Compaore to step down

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Hundreds of protesters marched in the capital of Burkina Faso on Friday demanding that President Blaise Compaore step down, a day after...

Police fire teargas at rock-throwing protesters in Burkina capital

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Hundreds of stone-throwing protesters clashed with police who fired teargas in the centre of Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou on Tuesday, Reuters witnesses...

Re-launch Ivorian election process: Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore, the mediator in Ivory Coast's crisis, has publicly called on Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo to quickly re-launch...

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