Burkina Faso

More than a dozen killed in northern Burkina Faso attack

Unknown gunmen kill at least 15 in an attack on a convoy transporting traders in Loroum province, says government.

More than a dozen killed in northern Burkina Faso attack

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso: The 'devastating impact' of attacks on education

Surge in armed group attacks on schools in recent years deprives some 350,000 students of access to education, HRW says.

Burkina Faso: The 'devastating impact' of attacks on education

Africa

Burkina Faso conflict: HRW says 350,000 children out of school

Human Rights Watch says children beg for food or work, and many young girls are forced into early marriages.

Ramadan 2020

'COVID-19 changed everything': Ramadan for IDPs in Burkina Faso

With pandemic disrupting supply chains, thousands displaced by war struggle with lack of food during Muslim holy month.

'COVID-19 changed everything': Ramadan for IDPs in Burkina Faso

Africa

Burkina Faso comedians combat COVID-19 anxiety with humour

How comedians in Burkina Faso are using humour to raise awareness around coronavirus.

Burkina Faso

'Kill the men, free the girls': A family abducted in Burkina Faso

As armed attacks continue in the Sahel, two sisters share their family's ordeal of kidnapping, death and survival.

'Kill the men, free the girls': A family abducted in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso security forces executed unarmed detainees: HRW

Rights group accuses troops from the West African country of killing 31 detainees from the Fulani ethnic group.

Burkina Faso security forces executed unarmed detainees: HRW

Mali

Out of school, forced to fight: Children pay price for Sahel war

Escalating violence, lack of schooling put minors at higher risk of being recruited by armed groups and child marriage.

Out of school, forced to fight: Children pay price for Sahel war

AJ Impact

'No country will be spared' in sub-Saharan Africa: IMF

Region, already hit hard by coronavirus lockdowns and drop in oil prices, braces for a health crisis with few resources.

'No country will be spared' in sub-Saharan Africa: IMF

Africa

Burkina Faso: UNHCR warns about rising rate of COVID-19 cases

UN agency warns that pandemic will further stress Burkina Faso's poor healthcare system and economy.

Coronavirus pandemic

Four Burkina Faso gov't ministers test positive for coronavirus

Cases rise to 64, highest in West Africa, amid worries coronavirus will overwhelm its threadbare healthcare system.

Four Burkina Faso gov't ministers test positive for coronavirus

Health

In Burkina Faso, COVID-19 fight complicated by war, displacement

Experts raise alarm over spread of coronavirus in a country plagued by conflict that has compromised healthcare system.

In Burkina Faso, COVID-19 fight complicated by war, displacement

Burkina Faso

Foreign couple kidnapped in Burkina Faso in 2018 'found alive'

A Canadian woman and her Italian partner have been released to the UN in Mali, and they appear to be in good health.

Foreign couple kidnapped in Burkina Faso in 2018 'found alive'

Burkina Faso

Dozens killed in attacks on Burkina Faso villages

At least 43 dead, six wounded after gunmen raid villages in Yatenga Province near the border with Mali.

Dozens killed in attacks on Burkina Faso villages

Humanitarian crises

The Sahel: Key things to know as security crisis spirals

Parts of the arid belt of land below the Sahara have been engulfed by swiftly deteriorating violence.

The Sahel: Key things to know as security crisis spirals