Africa

13 killed in intercommunal violence in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso has seen a spike in attacks in recent months as armed groups seek increased influence across the Sahel.

13 killed in intercommunal violence in Burkina Faso

Africa

Burkina Faso: 10 police officers killed in ambush

Security minister announces increase in police and army patrols in Toeni near Mali border after deadly attack.

Burkina Faso: 10 police officers killed in ambush

Africa

Burkina Faso: Fuel workers go on strike over price rise

Government says it needs money normally used for fuel subsidies to fund operations against armed groups.

Africa

Civilians killed in twin attacks in Burkina Faso

A religious leader was killed along with seven other people during overnight attacks on two eastern villages.

Civilians killed in twin attacks in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso attack: Soldiers arrested in investigation

Many in Ouagadougou are still in mourning after the attacks last week claimed by a Sahel rebel group, but others have been shocked by the revelations that their attackers were not foreigners.

Africa

Al-Qaeda affiliate claims deadly Burkina Faso attacks

An al-Qaeda affiliate has claimed responsibility for attacks in Burkina Faso that left 16 people dead, including eight gunmen, at the army headquarters and French embassy.

Inside Story

Is the military campaign in the Sahel region working?

After Burkina Faso was attacked again, the question is if further intervention against armed groups is needed.

Africa

Army HQ and French embassy attacked in Burkina Faso

At least 16 people, including eight attackers, killed in the coordinated assaults in the West African country's capital.

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.