Burkina bans officials from accepting gifts over $60

Burkina Faso officials are no longer allowed to accept gifts worth more than 35,000 CFA francs (53 euros, $60), the government announced Thursday in another move to counter rife corruption and cronyism.

Canada to end air strikes in Iraq, Syria February 22

Canada announced Monday it will end air strikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and bring home its six fighter jets on February 22.

Australian woman freed after kidnap by al Qaeda in Burkina Faso

An elderly Australian woman kidnapped with her husband in Burkina Faso by a group affiliated to al Qaeda has been freed, neighbouring Niger`s President Mahamadou Issoufou said on Saturday.

Three Burkina Faso attack suspects still at large: French PM

A jihadist attack on a top Burkina Faso hotel was carried out by six gunmen, three of whom are still on the run, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Tuesday.

Burkina Faso hotel terror attack: 29 killed in Ouagadougou by Al Qaeda jihadists

Burkina Faso hotel terror attack: 29 killed in Ouagadougou by Al Qaeda jihadists

At least 29 people, including 10 foreigners, were killed in an Al-Qaeda attack on a top hotel in Burkina Faso, an unprecedented strike in the capital illustrating the expanding reach of regional jihadists.

At least 26 killed in jihadist attack on Burkina Faso hotel

At least 26 killed in jihadist attack on Burkina Faso hotel

At least 26 people, many of them foreigners, were killed in an attack overnight on a top hotel in the capital of Burkina Faso, the latest country to be drawn into a regional jihadist battle against the West and its allies.

23 killed in al Qaeda seizure of Burkina Faso hotel

23 killed in al Qaeda seizure of Burkina Faso hotel

Country's and French forces kill 4 extremists and free 126 people to end the siege by al Qaeda-linked militants.

Burkina Faso terror attack: Two Indians among 126 rescued from restaurant; al Qaeda attackers killed

Burkina Faso terror attack: Two Indians among 126 rescued from restaurant; al Qaeda attackers killed

Two Indians are among 126 people freed from a restaurant in Burkina Faso that was taken under siege by al Qaeda linked gunmen who killed at least 23 people from 18 countries on Saturday.

Burkina troops retake hotel after Islamist attack kills dozens from at least 18 countries

Burkina troops retake hotel after Islamist attack kills dozens from at least 18 countries

Until Friday`s attacks the landlocked nation, an ally of Western governments against jihadist groups in the arid reaches of the southern Sahara, had largely been spared the kinds of attacks that have plagued its neighbours.

Burkina Faso troops retake hotel from Islamists: Security minister

Burkina Faso troops retake hotel from Islamists: Security minister

Security forces ended a siege by al Qaeda fighters at a hotel in Burkina Faso`s capital on Saturday, killing three Islamist gunmen and freeing 126 hostages.

A gun battle broke outside the Splendid Hotel in Burkina in Ouagadougou. Terror group al Qaeda has claimed the responsibilty of the attack on the hotel, in which at least 30 people have been reportedly killed.

Burkina Faso terror attack: In Pics

Attackers struck an upscale hotel popular with Westerners in Burkina Faso's capital late Friday, fueling the recent political turmoil in the West African country. Three hours later, gunfire could still be heard as soldiers in an armored vehicle finally approached the area.

 

Burkina Faso attack: At least 20 dead in ongoing hotel siege, 63 hostages evacuated

Burkina Faso attack: At least 20 dead in ongoing hotel siege, 63 hostages evacuated

Burkina Faso troops supported by French special forces were battling al Qaeda linked gunmen in the early hours of Saturday in a Ouagadougou hotel where at least 20 people have been killed.

Burkina Faso hotel siege over: What we know so far

Burkina Faso hotel siege over: What we know so far

At least 20 people died and others were taken hostage when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the capital city of Burkina Faso on Friday.

Airtel sells Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone operations to Orange

Airtel sells Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone operations to Orange

The completion of these transactions remains subject to approval by the competent authorities. Lazard and Société Générale were advisors to Orange for this transaction. 

Former PM Kabore elected president of Burkina Faso

Roch Marc Christian Kabore has won Burkina Faso`s presidential election, official results showed, after a year of turmoil that saw the west African country`s former leader deposed and the military try to seize power.

UN welcomes women`s turnout in Burkina Faso vote

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday welcomed the strong turnout of women at polls in Burkina Faso and appealed for calm as the west African country awaits results.

Burkina Faso votes for new president after year of upheaval

Voters in Burkina Faso began casting ballots Sunday for a new president and parliament, hoping to turn the page on a year of turmoil.

After roller-coaster year, Burkina votes for new President

After a rocky year that saw Burkina's people rise up to oust a longtime leader and then repel a military coup, the west African nation on Sunday elects a new president in a vote hailed as a fresh start for the country.

Airtel, Eaton Towers conclude tower sale deal in Burkina Faso

Airtel, Eaton Towers conclude tower sale deal in Burkina Faso

Telecom major Bharti Airtel and Eaton Towers Tuesday announced the conclusion of the sale and purchase of the former's tower assets in Burkina Faso.

Burkina Faso coup leader hands himself in

General Gilbert Diendere, who had said several times that he was willing to face justice following the September 17 putsch, was being held at the Paspanga police base yesterday near the centre of the capital Ouagadougou.