Thursday 25 May 2017

All International wire news

E.g., 2017-05-25

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AFP - 4/20/17

Former Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore goes on trial next week over the deadly crackdown against the popular uprising that toppled him, in what has been...

AFP - 4/7/17

A military tribunal on Thursday jailed 15 Burkinabe soldiers for up to 17 years each over a failed raid on an arms depot last year.

The soldiers on trial...

AFP - 4/3/17

Some 20 Burkinabe soldiers on trial at a military tribunal over a failed raid on an arms depot last year have said they were tortured to extract their confessions....

AFP - 3/25/17

A jihadist accused of masterminding a deadly attack in Ivory Coast is also suspected of having planned a major assault in Burkina Faso's capital last year, a senior...

AFP - 3/5/17

"Felicite," a tale about a nightclub singer who has to scrape together funds to pay for her son's treatment after a road accident, scooped the top prize on Saturday...

AFP - 3/2/17

A film raging against colonialism and the exploitation of Africa wowed viewers at the continent's top cinema festival Wednesday, winning shouts of approval at a...

AFP - 2/28/17

A year after jihadist attacks killed 33 people, Burkina Faso's capital is kicking up its heels on the back of Africa's top film festival, which it has hosted since...

AFP - 2/27/17

An African road movie about four women wowed its audience Sunday as it kicked off the Panafrican cinema and television festival (Fespaco), a showcase for the...

AFP - 2/25/17

A solar-powered cinema was unveiled in Burkina Faso Friday ahead of Ouagadougou's hosting of Africa's top film festival, even as movie theatres on the continent...

AFP - 2/24/17

Burkina Faso is laying on tight security for Africa's top film festival which kicks off Saturday in a nation hit a year ago by a major terror attack.

More than...

AFP - 10/22/16

Burkina Faso said Friday it thwarted a "vast conspiracy" earlier this month by forces loyal to ousted leader Blaise Compaore, which aimed to seize power in the...

AFP - 10/20/16

Burkina Faso authorities have released Colonel Mamadou Bamba, the officer who announced last year's abortive coup, a judicial source said Wednesday.

"Yesterday...

AFP - 10/17/16

Eight opposition groups including the party of Burkina Faso's ousted strongman Blaise Compaore formed a "reconciliation coalition" on Sunday and accused authorities...

AFP - 9/23/16

Burkina Faso, despite suffering Islamist attacks, stands out as a "model of religious tolerance", the International Crisis Group said in a report published Thursday...

AFP - 9/17/16

Luc Adolphe Tiao, the last prime minister of former Burkinabe president Blaise Compaore, has been detained and charged with murder over unrest that saw the latter...

AFP - 9/7/16

With the logo of his internet TV station on his black T-shirt, Inoussa Maiga energetically plucks corn stalks in northern Burkina Faso for a programme on farming in...

AFP - 8/1/16

In the small Burkina Faso village of Balole, where farmers struggle to grow tomatoes, cabbages and aubergines, angry youngsters armed with batons and machetes are...

AFP - 7/8/16

Covered in dust and without protective kit, two seven-year-old boys gather stones in cups.

One of them, standing in front of a pile of rock as large as he is...

AFP - 7/1/16

Authorities in Burkina Faso have arrested 10 people over a jihadist attack on a hotel and cafe in the capital and a separate rampage at a resort in neighbouring Ivory...

AFP - 6/16/16

Fortified by a diet of goat meat and millet beer, Idrissa and Eloi train hard all year long to help maintain Burkina Faso's colourful and age-old traditional...

Xinhuanet - 6/14/16

Burkina Faso authorities have adopted measures aimed at restoring state authority which has been greatly threatened by violence committed by self-defense militia...

Xinhuanet - 6/10/16

LOME, June 10 (Xinhua) -- Burkina Faso and Togo on Thursday signed a cooperation agreement in Lome to promote air safety and security.

The bilateral agreement...

Xinhuanet - 6/10/16

OUAGADOUGOU, June 10 (Xinhua) -- About ten civil society groups in Burkina Faso on Thursday launched a campaign aimed at pushing for the abolition of death penalty in...

AFP - 6/7/16

Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has ordered former prime minister Isaac Zida to return to the country where he is accused of corruption.

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