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Burkina Faso ends military pact with France, says to defend itself

Demonstrators hold placards during a protest to support the Burkina Faso President Captain Ibrahim Traore and to demand the departure of France's ambassador and military forces, in Ouagadougou, on Jan 20, 2023. (OLYMPIA DE MAISMONT / AFP) OUAGADOUGOU – Burkina Faso has decided to end a military accord that allowed French troops to fight insurgents […]

Over 60 women, children freed in Burkina Faso after kidnapping

Burkina Faso army officers patrol near a French armored vehicle parked in Kaya, capital of Burkina Faso's north-central region on Nov 20, 2021. (OLYMPIA DE MAISMONT / AFP) OUAGADOUGOU – Sixty-six women and children kidnapped by armed assailants in northern Burkina Faso last week have been freed, national broadcaster Radiodiffusion Télévision du Burkina (RTP) said […]

Burkinabe coup leader says situation under control

Burkina Faso's new self-proclaimed leader captain Ibrahim Traore (center) attends a meeting in Ouagadougou on Oct 2, 2022. (PHOTO /AFP) OUAGADOUGOU – Burkina Faso's self-declared military leader Captain Ibrahim Traore said Sunday that the situation was under control after he announced the eviction of President Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba late Friday. "We would like […]

Burkina Faso army admits killing civilians in counter-terrorist strike

Burkina Faso army officers patrol near a French armored vehicle parked in Kaya, capital of Burkina Faso's north-central region on Nov 20, 2021. (OLYMPIA DE MAISMONT / AFP) OUAGADOUGOU – Burkina Faso’s army said on Wednesday that it accidentally killed civilians during a counter-terrorist operation in the ccuntry’s southeast earlier this week. Burkina Faso’s army […]