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Burkina opposition in mass rally against extending president`s mandate

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 01:36

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.

Mali holds crisis talks with Tuareg rebels

Last Updated: Saturday, June 08, 2013, 21:37

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.

Airtel launches 3G services in Burkina Faso

Last Updated: Monday, May 27, 2013, 19:03

Bharti Airtel Monday announced the launch of third generation (3G) services in Africa's Burkina Faso.

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

Last Updated: Monday, February 11, 2013, 08:57

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

Last Updated: Monday, February 04, 2013, 09:00

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

Last Updated: Friday, January 25, 2013, 22:11

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

Last Updated: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 15:21

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

Swiss hostage released in Mali

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 15:51

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

Last Updated: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 16:23

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

From hiding, Mali`s President tenders resignation

Last Updated: Monday, April 09, 2012, 09:38

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"

Last Updated: Saturday, April 07, 2012, 20:06

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

Airtel, other Telcos fined in Africa for missing QoS norm

Last Updated: Sunday, February 12, 2012, 20:30

African subsidiary of India's largest telecom firm Bharti Airtel and its two competitors have been penalised for not meeting quality of service standards by sector regulator ARCEP in west African country Burkina Faso.