Ouagadougou

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso capital rocked by embassy "terror attack"

"Stay hidden where you are.”
David Gilbert
3.2.18
Burkina Faso

20 dead in terrorist attack on Turkish restaurant in the Sahel

Tim Hume
8.14.17
africa

Witness Describes 'Complete Bloodbath' as Security Forces Retake Burkina Faso Hotel

Special forces troops freed around 150 hostages from a hotel in Burkina Faso's capital that was attacked by al Qaeda fighters, but at least two dozen people from 18 countries were killed.
Reuters and VICE News
1.16.16
africa

Burkina Faso's Ousted Interim President Is Back in Office After Attempted Coup

Despite President Michel Kafando's return to office, it was coup leader General Diendéré who welcomed a delegation of West African leaders, who traveled to the capital to make sure the interim president was officially reinstated.
Pierre Longeray
9.23.15
africa

Burkina Faso General Is Really Sorry About That Whole Coup Thing

General Gilbert Diendere, a shadowy military official who served as a spy chief under ousted President Blaise Compaore, addressed the country on national television and said he was committed to giving authority back to the transitional government.
Lucie Aubourg
9.21.15
africa

Burkina Faso Coup Leaders Release President As Security Forces Squash Protests

The decision to free interim President Michel Kafando appeared to signal flexibility by the military junta following this week's government takeover.
Reuters and VICE News
9.18.15
africa

French Troops Face Another Sexual Abuse Allegation in the Central African Republic

In the latest incident involving foreign troops in the African nation, a French soldier is accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl and fathering her child.
Pierre Longeray
9.5.15
africa

Burkina Faso on The Brink of Political Crisis Ahead of Presidential Election

Less than a year ago, Burkina Faso's president of 27 years was forced to resign, a transitional government has been in charge, and now presidential elections may be delayed
Pierre-Louis Caron
7.10.15
africa

France Suspends Two Soldiers Serving in Burkina Faso Over Allegations of Child Sex Abuse

According to a local police source, the authorities were alerted by the father of a five-year-old girl who was reportedly molested by one of the soldiers.
Pierre Longeray
7.1.15
Culture

The Superheroes of Ouagadougou

Alexander Eudier looks at the West's benevolence towards Africa by photographing people dressed up as Marvel characters.
Alexandre Eudier
6.30.15
africa

Digging Up a Murdered President May Answer 30-Year-Old Questions in Burkina Faso

The first-ever investigation into the 1987 murder of President Thomas Sankara may shed light on what role, if any, was played by his eventual successor Blaise Compaore.
Kayla Ruble
5.25.15
Film

What Burkina Faso's Film Festival Means for African Cinema

We talked to some of competing filmmakers about why Africa needs FESPACO film fest, and picked out the best of the features, documentaries, and shorts.
Hannah Armstrong and Assia Boundaoui
3.15.15
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