Burkina Faso

Second deadly attack in Burkina Faso as global condemnation grows

At least 11 soldiers killed day after 35 civilians, mostly women, died during assault that sent country into mourning.

Second deadly attack in Burkina Faso as global condemnation grows

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso mourns dozens of victims after double attack

At least 35 civilians, mostly women, killed alongside seven soldiers and at least 80 armed fighters in Soum province.

Burkina Faso mourns dozens of victims after double attack

Inside Story

What's behind the upsurge in violence in the Sahel?

The United Nations Security Council has met after a spike in attacks in the Sahel region.

Africa

Mystery behind Burkina Faso violence hampering response to crisis

Experts say the confluence of armed groups in the West African country is complicating humanitarian efforts.

Mystery behind Burkina Faso violence hampering response to crisis

Africa

At least 14 killed in attack on Burkina Faso church

President condemns 'barbaric' attack, which took place as people attended Sunday services in West African country.

At least 14 killed in attack on Burkina Faso church

Opinion

ISIL is not dead, it just moved to Africa

After its ousting from Syria and Iraq, the armed group is now trying to build a caliphate in the restive Sahel region.

Rashid Abdallah

by Rashid Abdallah

Rashid Abdallah

Africa

Burkina Faso: 37 killed in attack on Canadian mining convoy

Security sources say the death toll is expected as there is a large number of people still unaccounted for.

Burkina Faso: 37 killed in attack on Canadian mining convoy

Burkina Faso

France announces troop deployment to Burkina Faso

Sources suggest French operation has already started and being carried out at request of Burkinabe authorities.

France announces troop deployment to Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso parliament member killed in Sahel region

Killing of Oumaru Dicko has raised questions about authorities' ability to rein in armed groups in country's north.

Burkina Faso parliament member killed in Sahel region

Africa

Several soldiers killed in Burkina Faso attacks

Five security officers killed and 11 others injured in twin attacks on army bases in northern Burkina Faso.

Several soldiers killed in Burkina Faso attacks

Burkina Faso

More than a dozen killed in Burkina Faso mosque attack

Gunmen entered a mosque in northern Salmossi village and opened fire on the worshippers, say media reports.

More than a dozen killed in Burkina Faso mosque attack

Human Rights

In Pictures: The dancing prisoners of Burkina Faso

One man is on a mission to dance the prisoners of Bobo Dioulasso prison towards hope and social reintegration.

In Pictures: The dancing prisoners of Burkina Faso

Africa

Several killed in attack on Burkina Faso gold mine site

Report says about 20 killed in attack in Soum province, latest in spate of violence blamed on armed groups.

Several killed in attack on Burkina Faso gold mine site

Witness

The Dancer Thieves: A Second Chance for Prisoners in Burkina Faso

A world-famous Burkinabe choreographer teaches inmates to dance, preparing his students for life outside prison.

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