Africa

G5 Sahel military force still needs money

Only half of the projected $500m that the G5 Sahel force needs has been raised, and African leaders are pushing the international community for more funding.

Africa

France's Macron addresses students in Burkina Faso

The French president has promised a new era in relations with Africa. Emmanuel Macron told students in Burkina Faso that he wants France to deal with the continent on the basis of equality and not the past.

Reporter's Notebook

Macron tours Africa to 'reset' Francafrique relationship

French president heads to Africa with the message that days of Paris' neocolonialist paternalistic approach are over.

Africa

Five-nation Sahel force 'an ill-conceived escalation'

Analysts say creation of five-nation counterterrorism force in the Sahel region is likely to cause more harm than good.

G5 Sahel counterterrorism force explained

Africa

Burkina Faso in mourning following deadly restaurant attack

Burkina Faso and France have agreed to accelerate the deployment of a multinational military force to combat armed groups in West Africa after a deadly attack on a restaurant in the capital.

Africa

Gunmen kill 18 in attack at restaurant in Burkina Faso

Three attackers are shot dead at Turkish restaurant in the capital Ouagadougou, says communications minister.

Africa

W African, French leaders set up 5,000-strong force

New force, meant to be operational soon, will be deployed in the region along with a 12,000-strong UN mission in Mali.

Africa

Macron in Mali for talks with leaders of Africa's Sahel

French president meets West African leaders to support new 5,000-strong force to fight armed groups in the region.

Macron in Mali for talks with leaders of Africa's Sahel

Africa

Trial of Burkina Faso's ex-leader Blaise Compaore adjourned

The closely-watched and long-delayed trial of Blaise Compaore, Burkina Faso's former president, and members of his cabinet has been adjourned for a month after his lawyers claimed that he would not receive a fair hearing.

Africa

'Important moment' as Burkina Faso tries ex-leader

Ex-president, who is in Ivory Coast, accused of authorising the killings of unarmed protesters in October 2014 uprising.

Africa

Burkina Faso soldiers on trial claim forced confessions

Twenty Burkinabe soldiers claim torture after being held for a failed raid on an arms depot last year.

Suspects in arms depot raid claim torture, humiliation

Africa

Burkina Faso-Nigeria friendly cancelled over UK visas

Seven Burkina Faso players failed to secure UK entry visas, forcing Monday's football match in London to be cancelled.

Burkina Faso-Nigeria friendly cancelled over UK visas

Africa

The African Storm opens to applause at Pan-American film festival

A new movie called The African Storm is captivating audiences at the 25th Pan-American film and television festival in Burkina Faso. The film tackles corruption, civil war, and the country’s ties with former colonial powers.

Security

Deadly attack targets army base in Burkina Faso

About 40 gunmen in pick-up trucks and motorbikes storm military position near Mali border, killing a dozen troops.

Deadly attack targets army base in Burkina Faso