Use Iran deal to prevent nuclear weapons free-for-all, treaty body says

The head of the body trying to secure ratification of a global ban on nuclear testing urged world leaders on Monday to use the momentum of an atomic deal with Iran to prevent a slide towards a nuclear weapons free-for-all.

11 soldiers killed in attack on Mali camp: Government

Eleven soldiers were killed in a "terrorist" attack on their camp in northern Mali's Timbuktu region, a government statement said, an assault claimed by Al-Qaeda's front group in the region.

Burkina President dismisses security minister

Burkina Faso`s President Michel Kafando removed security minister Colonel Auguste-Denise Barry from his post Sunday, according to a statement read out on state television, in a move widely seen as appeasing the country`s powerful army.

Burkina MPs seek treason trial against ousted leader

Lawmakers from Burkina Faso`s interim parliament on Thursday adopted a resolution asking the High Court to put deposed leader Blaise Compaore on trial for "high treason" and violating the constitution.

Burkina Faso MPs launch impeachment proceedings against ousted leader

Lawmakers from Burkina Faso`s interim parliament on Thursday voted in favour of a resolution asking the High Court to impeach deposed leader Blaise Compaore for "high treason" and undermining the constitution, an AFP reporter saw.

French soldiers accused of paedophilia in custody in France

Two French special forces soldiers accused of sexually abusing children in Burkina Faso returned home Thursday and were taken into custody, said a legal source.

French soldiers accused of paedophilia in custody in France: Legal source

 Two French special forces soldiers accused of sexually abusing children in Burkina Faso returned home Thursday and have been taken into custody, said a legal source.

Burkina`s leader mediates spat between presidential guard, PM

Burkina Faso`s president on Wednesday was scrambling to solve the rumbling conflict between Prime Minister Isaac Zida and the presidential guard, which is pushing for the premier to be sacked.

Two French soldiers suspended over Burkina child sex claims

France has suspended two of its soldiers over allegations they sexually abused children, including a five-year-old girl, in the west African country of Burkina Faso, the defence ministry said Tuesday.

Migrants trade tales of hope and despair in African desert town

In a dusty town on the edge of the Sahara Desert, migrants waiting to be whisked away towards a new life in North Africa or Europe cross paths with others who have returned destitute and devoid of all illusions.

Burkina Faso begins exhumation of slain ex-leader`s remains

The remains of Burkina Faso`s slain former president Thomas Sankara and 12 of his colleagues who were assassinated during a coup d`etat in 1987 began to be exhumed on Monday.

Jihadist group says holding kidnapped Romanian

North African jihadist group Al-Murabitoun said it was holding a Romanian mineworker who was kidnapped in Burkina Faso last month, in an audio message released Monday by Mauritanian media.

Burkina Faso and Niger to swap towns in border change

Burkina Faso and Niger have announced they will exchange 18 towns in order to settle a long-running border dispute and end years of litigation. 

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.