Burkina Faso bans bat hunting over Ebola fears

Burkina Faso`s environment ministry has banned special hunting for bats, the main carrier of Ebola virus, following threat of the disease which has already left over 900 killed in West Africa since the beginning of the year.

Mali opens judicial inquiry into Air Algerie crash

Mali has opened a judicial probe into the Air Algerie plane disaster as part of international efforts to determine the cause of the crash, Mali`s Minister of Solidarity and Humanitarian Action said today.

Hopes shatter as no one survives Air Algerie plane crash

France announced on Friday there were no survivors among the 116 people on board the Air Algerie flight that crashed over Mali, saying bad weather was the likely cause of the disaster.

Real Madrid once owned `doomed` Air Algiere flight

Spanish giants Real Madrid once owned the doomed Air Algiere flight, which crashed in Mali with 116 people on board, and used it to fly their players to away games, it has been reported.

Air Algerie flight with 116 people onboard crashes, wreckage found in Mali

An Air Algerie flight that had taken off from Burkina Faso`s capital Ouagadougou went missing on Thursday.

Burkina opposition in mass rally against extending president`s mandate

Tens of thousands of people Saturday answered a call by Burkina Faso`s opposition to protest against any move by President Blaise Compaore to get a fifth term in office.

Second goalless draw for Zimbabwe at CHAN

Zimbabwe suffered more frustration at the African Nations Championship on Thursday as they were held to a goalless draw by Uganda in Cape Town.

Newcomers Nigeria favoured for CHAN title

Debutants Nigeria appear the strongest of the 16 contenders for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) which kicks off in Cape Town this weekend.

Chelsea send teenager Traore on loan to Vitesse

Chelsea`s 18-year-old Burkina Faso midfielder Bertrand Traore has joined Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem on loan until the end of the season, the Premier League club said on Thursday.

Botswana beat Burkina Faso 1-0 in friendly

Botswana beat Burkina Faso 1-0 in a friendly match that was part of the country`s Independence Day celebrations here.

Mali holds crisis talks with Tuareg rebels

Talks between Malian authorities and armed ethnic Tuareg rebels aimed at resolving the conflict in the north of the country opened today after a day`s delay.

Africa Cup of Nations: Nigeria beat Burkina Faso to clinch historical third title

Nigeria’s young squad made Africa Cup of Nations history by besting Burkina Faso in Johannesburg to claim the nation’s third continental crown.

Burkina Faso reach African Nations Cup semis

A goal from Stade Rennes striker Jonathan Pitroipa in extra time decided the last 2013 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final game between Burkina Faso and Togo on Sunday evening in Nelspruit.

Mali army pushes farthest east toward city of Gao

Mali`s military and French forces have pushed toward Islamic extremist stronghold in the city of Gao, in their farthest push east since launching an operation to retake land controlled by the rebels.

US expanding secret spy bases in Africa: Report

The surveillance is carried out by small, unmarked turboprop planes with hidden state-of-the-art sensors.

Swiss hostage released in Mali

A Swiss woman who was abducted in rebel-held Timbuktu in northern Mali last week was released Wednesday and handed over to troops from Burkina Faso.

Mali`s new interim President sworn in after coup

Dioncounda Traore is to serve as Mali`s President for 40 days according to the Constitution.

From hiding, Mali`s President tenders resignation

The move paves the way for Mali to name a new interim president, the next step in the nation`s return to democratic rule.

Mali junta sees interim government "in days"

The junta and regional mediators have agreed a plan for a transition to civilian government.

Teenager Traore, 16, heads to Nations Cup with Burkina Faso

Chelsea`s 16-year-old prodigy Bertrand Traore, yet to play a senior club match, was named in Burkina Faso`s African Nations Cup squad on Wednesday.