Burkina Faso capital rocked by embassy "terror attack"
"Stay hidden where you are.”
20 dead in terrorist attack on Turkish restaurant in the Sahel
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
The Superheroes of Ouagadougou
Alexander Eudier looks at the West's benevolence towards Africa by photographing people dressed up as Marvel characters.
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.
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