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Burkina's Kabore says opposition leader congratulated him on victory

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore said Friday he had received the congratulations of the leader of the opposition, a day after official results showed he was re-elected by a landslide.

Burkina's Kabore says opposition leader congratulated him on victory 

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore said Friday he had received the congratulations of the leader of the opposition, a day after official results showed he was re-elected by a landslide.

Burkina Faso president Kabore wins re-election in landslide

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore was re-elected by a landslide, according to election results announced Thursday, which the opposition "reserved the right" to challenge.

Burkina Faso incumbent Kabore wins presidential election

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has won a second term after gaining an outright majority in the first round of elections, the country's electoral board announced Thursday."Mr Kabore... with 57.

Burkina president far ahead at midway point in vote count

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's president, Roch Marc Christian Kabore, notched up a hefty lead Wednesday in results announced from more than half of the country's voting districts following weekend elections.

Accept election result, say parties backing B.Faso president

Ouagadougou - Parties backing the president in Burkina Faso on Tuesday called for "respect of the results" of the presidential and parliamentary elections after the opposition threatened to reject them.

Jihadist threat keeps 300,000 voters from Burkina polls

Ouagadougou - Hundreds of thousands of voters in Burkina Faso were unable to cast ballots in Sunday's general election due to security threats, officials said, as the West African nation grapples with a growing jihadist insurgency.

Burkina Faso goes to the polls in shadow of jihadist threat

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso will vote in a general election Sunday in the shadow of a growing jihadist insurgency, and with opposition candidates warning of a "massive fraud" at the polls.

In jihadist-hit Burkina areas, no elections -- and no state

Dori - Two days before Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore held a campaign rally in the northern town of Dori earlier this month, the body of a driver for a regional MP was found 15 kilometres (nine miles) away.

Burkina's anti-jihad volunteers stir praise and controversy

Ouagadougou - To some, they are doughty fighters who with meagre resources put their lives on the line.To others, they are an undisciplined band -- a "death squad," according to one -- that has carried out summary justice and inflamed ethnic tensions.

Jihadist bloodshed brings Burkina Faso to its knees

Ouagadougou - Little more than five years ago, Burkina Faso was on the up, priding itself as a favoured tourist destination for well-heeled Europeans.

More than two million facing hunger in Burkina Faso: government

Ouagadougou - More than a tenth of the population in Burkina Faso, a drought-stricken West African country plagued by jihadist violence, is at risk of hunger, according to government figures issued on Thursday.

First virus death in Sub-Saharan Africa as WHO warns 'prepare for worst'

Ouagadougou - Sub-Saharan Africa has recorded its first COVID-19 death, a high-ranking politician in Burkina Faso, as the head of the World Health Organisation urged the continent to "prepare for the worst".

First virus death in Sub-Saharan Africa as WHO warns 'prepare for worst'

Ouagadougou - Sub-Saharan Africa on Wednesday recorded its first COVID-19 death, a high-ranking politician in Burkina Faso, as the head of the World Health Organisation urged the continent to "prepare for the worst".

Roadside bomb kills children on bus in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou - Fourteen civilians, mostly schoolchildren, died Saturday when a roadside bomb blew up their bus in northwestern Burkina Faso, a security source told AFP.

UN, Pope voice solidarity with Burkina Faso after jihadist attack

Ouagadougou - A jihadist attack that left 42 dead in the north of Burkina Faso, the worst assault in the country for five years, plunged the nation into mourning over Christmas and sparked messages of solidarity from the United Nations and Pope Francis.

37 killed in Burkina Faso's deadliest attack in five years

Ouagadougou - An ambush on a convoy transporting employees of a Canadian mining company in Burkina Faso killed 37 people on Wednesday, the deadliest attack in nearly five years of jihadist violence in the West African country.

16 killed in Burkina Faso mosque attack: security sources

Ouagadougou - Sixteen people died and two were seriously injured in an attack on a mosque in Burkina Faso's volatile north, security sources said Saturday.

W.African leaders agree billion-dollar anti-jihadist plan

Ouagadougou - West African leaders on Saturday announced a billion-dollar plan to fight the rising problem of jihadist violence in the region, at a summit in Burkina Faso.

W.African leaders agree billion-dollar anti-jihadist plan

Ouagadougou - West African leaders on Saturday announced a billion-dollar plan to fight the rising problem of jihadist violence in the region, at a summit in Burkina Faso.
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