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.

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.

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.

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.

Burkina Faso lifts curfew imposed after unrest

Authorities in Burkina Faso lifted a month-old curfew imposed on the capital Ouagadougou after mutinous soldiers went on a rampage.

Police in new mutiny in Burkina Faso

Shots were heard from a barracks of the Republican Security Company.

Soldiers rampage over pay in southern Burkina Faso

The mutinies have erupted sporadically in parts of Burkina Faso for weeks.

Burkina Faso traders riot over Army looting

Ex-colonial ruler France warned its citizens not to travel to Burkina Faso.

Burkina Faso leader dissolves government amid mutiny

Blaise Compaore was re-elected in November with more than 80 percent of vote.

Burkina Faso: President `leaves` capital amid mutiny

A mutiny wastaged by members of Compaore`s personal guard and other soldiers.

Shots fired inside Burkina Faso presidential compound

The shots came from the barracks of the elite presidential guard.

Burkina Faso votes in Presidential Election

Just over 3 mn of Burkina Faso`s 16 million people are registered to vote.