Romanian worker kidnapped from Burkina Faso mine: Security sources

Gunmen on Saturday kidnapped a Romanian security guard from a mine in northern Burkina Faso and fled with him towards the border with Mali, security sources in both countries said.

Burkina Faso recalls 10 ambassadors linked to ousted leader

Burkina Faso`s interim leader Michel Kafando has recalled 10 ambassadors who were appointed by his ousted predecessor and were seen as having close ties to the old regime, the transitional authorities said Monday.

Burkina orders exhumation of slain leader Sankara`s corpse

The government of Burkina Faso has ordered former president Thomas Sankara`s corpse to be exhumed, potentially rekindling controversy over the 1987 assassination of one of Africa`s most idolised leaders.

Burkina Faso passes corruption law required for World Bank support

Burkina Faso`s interim Parliament has approved an anti-corruption law, one of two pieces of legislation required by the World Bank before it will release USD 100 million in budget support.

Africa Cup of Nations: More glory for Le Roy as Congo qualify
Africa Cup of Nations: More glory for Le Roy as Congo qualify

French coach Claude le Roy enhanced a remarkable record as Congo Brazzaville defeated Burkina Faso 2-1 on Sunday to reach the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

Africa Cup of Nations hosts seek to surf wave of passionate support
Africa Cup of Nations hosts seek to surf wave of passionate support

Equatorial Guinea return to African Nations Cup action on Wednesday hoping passionate home support can propel them towards the knockout phase when they face a strong Burkina Faso team who need a win.

Paul Put laments chances missed by Burkina Faso
Paul Put laments chances missed by Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso coach Paul Put was left to lament his side`s inability to find the net as they started their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a 2-0 defeat to Gabon on Saturday.

Africa Cup of Nations: Gabon get the better of wasteful Burkina Faso
Africa Cup of Nations: Gabon get the better of wasteful Burkina Faso

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set Gabon on their way to a 2-0 win against Burkina Faso in Bata on Saturday as they went top of Group A of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Hosts take centre stage in Africa Cup of Nations opener
Hosts take centre stage in Africa Cup of Nations opener

After a build-up dominated by off-field anxieties, the action finally begins on the pitch on Saturday as the 30th Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Equatorial Guinea.

Africa Cup of Nations: Burkina Faso looking for another `miracle`
Africa Cup of Nations: Burkina Faso looking for another `miracle`

Burkina Faso coach Paul Put has admitted that repeating the "miracle" of two years ago, when his side reached the Africa Cup of Nations final, may be asking too much.

France`s Hollande sparks row on African democracy

France does not want to preach democracy to its former colonies, President Francois Hollande said Sunday after taking flak for accusing African leaders of seeking to cling to power.

Burkina PM pledges reforms after new government`s first meeting

Burkina Faso`s military ruler turned prime minister pledged to carry out reforms on Monday as an interim government formed in the wake of president Blaise Compaore`s fall met for the first time.

Transitional government appointed in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso authorities issued a decree on Sunday announcing an interim government, with President Michel Kafando and prime minister Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida also taking on the key ministries of foreign affairs and defence.

Fears of army influence as interim Burkina PM picks team

Burkina Faso army strongman and new Prime Minister Isaac Zida is set Saturday to name his ministerial team, amid fears of continued military influence over the phased return to democratic rule.

All victims identified in Air Algeria crash

The identification of victims from a mysterious Air Algeria crash in Mali in July has been completed, allowing the remains to be returned to their families, the French foreign ministry said on Friday.

Morocco says Burkina Faso's Compaore to stay for limited period

Burkina Faso`s former president Blaise Compaore, who was toppled in a popular uprising last month, will stay in Morocco for a limited period after fleeing his country, the Moroccan government said on Friday.

Army to keep grip on power as Burkina`s civilian govt takes over

Burkina Faso strongman Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida formally hands power on Friday to interim president Michel Kafando but, as prime minister, will ensure the military keeps a grip on government.

Ousted Burkina President arrives in Morocco from Ivory Coast

Burkina Faso`s deposed president Blaise Compaore arrived in Morocco from Ivory Coast, where he has been in exile since his ouster in a popular revolt last month, the Moroccan foreign ministry announced early Friday.

Burkina Faso`s new PM: A career soldier out of the shadows

Isaac Zida, who kept a firm grip on power in Burkina Faso on Wednesday by being named prime minister, is a career soldier who emerged from the shadows following Blaise Compaore`s ouster.

Army`s Zida named Burkina Faso Prime Minister: Decree

The military officer who held power after the fall of Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore, Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida, was on Wednesday named prime minister in the country`s interim government.