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Burkina attacks show west Africa new arena for Islamist violence
26/01/2016 - Spotlight on Africa

Burkina attacks show west Africa new arena for Islamist violence

Burkina Faso has paid tribute to the victims of a recent terror attack on the capital that killed more than 30 people and injured many more.
22/01/2016 - Burkina Faso - Australia

Burkina Faso 'optimistic' about release of kidnapped Australian couple, says foreign minister

Burkina Faso’s foreign minister has told RFI that he is optimistic about the release of two kidnapped Australians.
Police officer at the Splendid Hotel, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, yesterday.
19/01/2016 - BURKINA FASO - FRANCE- Morocco

French-Moroccan photographer dies of wounds after Burkina Faso attacks

The French-Moroccan photographer Leila Alaoui, injured in Ouagadougou’s attacks on Friday, died of her wounds on Monday night.
One of the wounded being cared for in Ouagadougou's Yagaldo Ouédraogo on 16 January 2016
17/01/2016 - BURKINA FASO - FRANCE

Two French, one Portuguese living in France killed in Burkina Faso hotel attacks

Two French nationals and their Portuguese colleague are among the dead indentified after the Al Qaida attack on two hotels and a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital,

A Burkinabè soldier looks at the besieged Hotel Splendid
16/01/2016 - BURKINA FASO

Burkina Splendid Hotel siege ends but other hotel, restaurant still under assault

The siege at the Splendid Hotel in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, ended on Saturday morning, leaving at least 23 people dead, but fighting continued at another hotel and a restaurant nearby.

A helmet is on display during the exhibition 'Senufo - The Art and Identity in West Africa' at the Musee Fabre in Montpellier, France on November 27, 2015.
06/12/2015 - France-Africa

Senufo African art that inspired Picasso comes to France

It inspired visionary artists like Pablo Picasso and Fernand Léger, now Senufo art comes to France.
Presidential candidate Roch Marc Kabore (c) votes during the presidential and legislative election at a polling station in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, November 29, 2015.
01/12/2015 - Burkina Faso-Cote d'Ivoire

Phone scandal overshadows victory of Burkina Faso's new President

After months of political turmoil, Burkina Faso elected former prime minister Roch Marc Christian Kaboré as its new president on Tuesday.
01/12/2015 - Burkina Faso

New president announced in Burkina Faso, loser humbly accepts defeat in democratic elections

Roch Marc Christian Kaboré was elected president of Burkina Faso on Monday night, completing a year-long transition since the ousting of former strongman Blaise Compaore.
Marto's work in Francois Compaore's looted house. During the failed coup attempt there were fears fighting could break out between the presidential guard and army.
30/11/2015 - Report: Burkina Faso elections

People will hold the new government to account, whatever the result, says apolitical Ouagadougou street artist

Franco-Burkinabe illustrator and artist Marto has been wryly watching from the sidelines over the past year as Burkina Faso was rocked by a popular uprising, failed coup attempt and landmark ...
30/11/2015 - Report: Burkina Faso elections

Burkina Faso concludes well organised elections despite minor logistical problems

Turnout was high in Burkina Faso’s landmark elections on Sunday, according to the electoral commission.