Official and unofficial casualty figures differ after army HQ, French embassy and prime minister's office in Ouagadougou stormed by suspected Islamic militants.
France's embassy and cultural institute in the Burkina Faso capital are no longer in danger, according to Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian's aide.
At least 18 people are now confirmed dead and 10 others wounded after a suspected terror attack in Burkina Faso.
The assault took place in the
Government says 'terrorists' opened fire on crowds seated outside a hotel and restaurant in Ouagadougou at 9pm on Sunday.
We are a hundred meters underground, in the tunnels of the Bagassi gold mine.
Roch Kaboré, who took office in December, faced a tough test in January, when Islamist militants carried out deadly attacks in the capital Ouagadougou.
Burkina Faso and Mali agreed on Sunday to cooperate in countering the growing threat of Islamic militants in West Africa following two deadly attacks
The death toll from Friday night’s attack by islamist militants on a hotel in Burkina Faso has risen to twenty-nine. Thirty people were also injured
Witnesses to the Ouagadougou attack say suspected Islamist militants shot indiscriminately at them and did not speak French – the national language
Burkina Faso’s President Kaboré has condemned the attack on the Splendid Hotel as “cowardly and vile.” With the news of multiple operations taking
Operation at Splendid Hotel and Hotel Yibi both over At least 126 hostages released At least 23 people dead President condemns attack Four suspected
Operations over at both Splendid Hotel and Hotel Yibi At least 126 hostages released At least 23 people dead President condemns attack Four suspected
Security forces in the West African country of Burkina Faso have launched an assault on a hotel in the capital where a number of hostages were being
Former prime minister Roch Marc Kabore has been sworn in as Burkina Faso’s new president. He is his country’s first new leader in almost 30 years
Roch Marc Kabore has been proclaimed the winner of Burkina Faso’s presidential election. After nearly three decades of autocratic rule followed by a
Voters have gone to the polls in Burkina Faso to choose the country’s first new president in decades. The landmark election comes a year after
Fears that a bloodbath would ensue when members of Burkina Faso’s presidential guard refused to disarm following a coup have not materialised
Burkina Faso’s interim President Michel Kafando is back in power following a deal with military coup leaders mediated by the regional ECOWAS grouping
Burkina Faso’s loyalist army units, which have bottled up the ruling junta’s forces inside an army base in the capital, Ouagadougou, say they are
Talks are said to have begun between General Gilbert Diendere, the man who lead last week’s coup by Burkina Faso’s elite presidential guards, and the
Mediators say they have brokered a draft deal to end the crisis in Burkina Faso. It is to be submitted to regional leaders on Tuesday (September 22)
Burkina Faso is expected to reinstate an interim government on Sunday headed by President Michel Kafando. It follows peace talks between African
In Burkina Faso it is reported that three people have died and at least 13 have been injured at the main hospital in Ouagadougou. The deaths came on
Tension remains high in Burkina Faso where the military junta that has seized power said on Friday that it had reopened borders and released the
People have taken to the streets of Burkina Faso to protest against the military coup and the arrest of several leaders in the country’s transitional