Africa

West African leaders pledge $1bn to fight armed groups

The leaders made the pledge after a summit in Burkina Faso aimed at addressing rising insecurity in the Sahel.

West African leaders pledge $1bn to fight armed groups

Africa

Burkina Faso conflict causing severe child education crisis

Violence in Burkina Faso has left almost half a million children without formal education.

Africa

Burkina Faso conflict causing record humanitarian crisis

Hundreds of people have been killed in the fighting in the country, causing a major food crisis affecting nearly 1.5 million people.

Reporter's Notebook

On the Burkina Faso front line

Authorities struggle to tackle a worsening security situation that has forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes.

Burkina Faso

Dozens killed in Burkina Faso attacks

Government struggling to contain deadly rebellion that has spread from the West African country's north to east.

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso convicts two generals over deadly 2015 coup

General Gilbert Diendere sentenced to 20 years in prison while General Bassole handed 10-year sentence.

Burkina Faso convicts two generals over deadly 2015 coup

Burkina Faso

Dozens of Burkina Faso troops killed in 'major terrorist attack'

At least 24 soldiers killed in attack on a military base in Burkina Faso's northern Soum province.

Dozens of Burkina Faso troops killed in 'major terrorist attack'

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Short Answer

New African currency: Will the 'ECO' replace the CFA franc?

The CFA franc's days could be numbered in West Africa.

New African currency: Will the 'ECO' replace the CFA franc?

Burkina Faso

As violence flares in Burkina Faso, refugees trickle into Ghana

Latest deadly attack on Saturday highlights insecurity in Burkina Faso as refugees struggle to secure food and shelter.

As violence flares in Burkina Faso, refugees trickle into Ghana

Mali

Thousands of Malians demonstrate to demand end to massacres

There has been a swathe of mass killings this year, leading UN peacekeepers to declare a state of alert.

Thousands of Malians demonstrate to demand end to massacres

Burkina Faso

At least 19 killed in Burkina Faso attack

Unidentified assailants have killed 19 people and wounded 13 in Arbinda, northern Burkina Faso.

Burkina Faso: 19 people killed in attack on Arbinda town

Burkina Faso

Four killed in new church attack in Burkina Faso

Heavily armed men storm church and open fire on worshippers, killing at least four in the latest Sunday service attack.

Four killed in new church attack in Burkina Faso

Africa

Burkina Faso ex-president offers to return to broker peace deal

Blaise Compaore led successful negotiations with armed groups in the past, but the government has no plans to allow him to return to the country.

Africa

Burkina Faso attack: Church attackers still unknown

Burkina Faso is a Muslim-majority country but all of its presidents have so far been Christian.

Africa

UNSC discusses Sahel violence

The G5 Joint Force was set up by the Sahel countries - Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Niger - two years ago, but it's still barely operational, lacking funding and key equipment.