Tag: Burkina Faso

Africa’s grim ranking: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, DRC world’s most neglected crises

June 6, 2024

Three African countries — Burkina Faso, Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) — top a list of the world's most neglected crises for ... Read More

Russian FM kicks off three-country ‘charm-offensive’ tour of Africa in junta-led Guinea

June 4, 2024

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has kicked off his three-country African tour in junta-led Guinea, part of a fresh push to bolster support for Moscow ... Read More

Senegal seeks strong ties with military-ruled Mali, Burkina Faso

June 1, 2024

Newly elected Senegalese president Bassirou Faye started a regional visit with Mali and Burkina Faso in a bid to strengthen ties with neighbors that quit ... Read More

UNHCR and UNICEF warn of Sahel crisis becoming ‘problem for the world’

May 31, 2024

"If we don't act now," the humanitarian crisis that is unfolding in the Sahel will "become a problem for the world," a senior UNHCR official ... Read More

Burkina Faso army extends rule by 5 years

May 27, 2024

The military rulers of Burkina Faso extended their stay in power for five more years, state-owned broadcaster said. Current leader Capt Ibrahim Traoré will be ... Read More

Burkina Faso: army summarily executed 223 civilians, babies — rights group

April 25, 2024

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused Burkina Faso's military forces of “summarily executing” 223 civilians, including at least 56 children, in two northern villages in ... Read More

West African Sahel sees soaring drug seizures, as UN calls for dismantling trafficking networks

April 22, 2024

Drug trafficking in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger continues to undermine security and economic development in the West African Sahel region, according to ... Read More

Burkina Faso: ruling junta expels three French diplomats accused of ‘subversive activities’

April 18, 2024

Burkina Faso has declared three French diplomats as "persona non grata", accusing them of being involved in "subversive activities", and ordered them to leave the ... Read More

ECOWAS risks losing US$1bn in investments due to withdrawal of its three coup-hit members

April 7, 2024

Trade between Nigeria and neighboring Niger has bounced back since the West African bloc ECOWAS lifted sanctions on the latter coup-hit country, just as the ... Read More

Burkina Faso extends emergency measures for another year to fight terror

March 29, 2024

Burkina Faso announced an extension of the emergency measures for another year as the war against terrorist groups seems yet to be won. The measures ... Read More