Tag: Ouagadougou

Burkina Faso ex-Transport Minister Vincent Dabilgou sentenced to eleven years in jail for funds embezzlement

August 18, 2023

A court in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou sentenced Thursday August 17 Vincent Dabilgou, former Transport minister under deposed leader Roch Christian Kaboré to eleven years ... Read More

Former lawmaker abducted in Ouagadougou set free

July 26, 2023

Issouf Nikièma, former parliamentarian and member of a leading political party in Burkina Faso, kidnapped last Friday July 21 in capital Ouagadougou by an unknown ... Read More

Burkina Faso rally calls for ‘sovereignty’ without France, endorses junta in power

February 1, 2023

Several thousands of demonstrators rallied in Burkina Faso's capital on Saturday (28 January) in support of the ruling junta, a few days after the confirmation ... Read More

ECOWAS mediator reaffirms commitment to Burkina Faso in wake of coup

October 5, 2022

The ECOWAS mediator for Burkina Faso has ended his visit to the country in the wake of last week's coup, the second in eight months, ... Read More

Heavy gunfire in Burkina Faso capital, soldiers on streets, sparking coup fears

September 30, 2022

Heavy gunfire rang out early Friday in Burkina Faso’s capital — near the presidential palace, the main military camp and some residential areas — and ... Read More

Lieutenant-Colonel Damiba invested “president” of Burkina Faso

February 17, 2022

Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba was sworn in as president of Burkina Faso on Wednesday by the Constitutional Council, three weeks after taking power in ... Read More

Burkina Faso: Military announce the removal of President Kaboré

January 25, 2022

Uniformed soldiers under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba announced Monday on Burkinabe television that they had overthrown President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, who ... Read More

Morocco, Model in Countering Religious Extremism- French President Says

November 28, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron is welcomed by Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore at Ouagadougou airport, Burkina Faso November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer French ... Read More

Morocco Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Flood-stricken Burkina Faso

September 29, 2016

Morocco will send five aircrafts loaded with humanitarian aid in solidarity with Burkina Faso which has been struck by devastating floods. Two aircrafts, each carrying ... Read More

Libya: ‘Sirte to be Liberated within Days’, Pro GNA forces

August 12, 2016

Pro-unity government forces Thursday announced eminent liberation of Sirte a day after they took control of the Islamic State group’s headquarters in the coastal city. ... Read More