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Mali accused of unauthorised military operation

The Malian army had no authorisation to cross into Burkina Faso and kill three people during a spate of ethnic violence last week government...

Burkina Faso mine workers sought extra protection before ambush

Five months before an ambush killed 39 colleagues, local workers at a Canadian-owned gold mine in Burkina Faso pleaded with managers to fly them...

How a preacher sent gunmen into Burkina Faso schools

When an Islamist preacher took up the fight in Burkina Faso’s northern borderlands almost a decade ago, his only weapon was a radio station....

Boungou mine will only re-open when area is secure

Canadian gold miner Semafo will not resume operations at its Boungou mine in Burkina Faso until security in the area is assured following last...

“So many dead” – survivors on Burkina Faso ambush

A mine worker shot during an ambush on a mining convoy in Burkina Faso said he was one of only three survivors from a...

Dozens still missing after mine convoy attack

Dozens of people were still missing on Thursday after an ambush near a Canadian-owned mine in Burkina Faso killed at least 37 and wounded...

Australians killed in Burkina Faso convoy attack

Australian mining services provider Perenti Global Ltd said 19 employees were among the more than three dozen people killed in a ambush of a...

Extra security for Burkina Faso mines

As jihadists wreak more havoc, mining firms in Burkina Faso rolled out extra security measures, from barracks for government troops protecting them to safe...

Burkina Faso convoy attacked

Thirty-seven civilians were killed and more than 60 wounded in an attack by an unidentified gunman on a convoy transporting workers of Canadian gold...

Sixteen killed in Burkina Faso jihadist attack

Suspected jihadists killed 16 villagers in northern Burkina Faso, an incident highlighting the increased presence of Sahel-based Islamists in the area, local and security...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...