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France approves extradition of Compaoré

France has granted permission to extradite François Compaoré - the brother of a former president of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaoré - who is wanted at home over the murder of a journalist in 1998.François Compaoré is accused of involvement...

Sankara supporters in Burkina call for national tribute day

Supporters of former Burkina Faso President Thomas Sankara on Tuesday called for "institutionalizing" of October 15, the anniversary of his assassination, at a tribute ceremony in Ouagadougou."We call on the authorities in Burkina Faso to institutionalize 15 October as...

Thousands march in Ouagadougou in protest against Burkina leader

Thousands of opposition supporters took to the streets of the Burkinabe capital Ouagadougou on Saturday, the first major protest against the leadership of President Roch Marc Christian Kabore."No to insecurity, terrorism, to corruption, to unemployment," chanted the protesters in...

3 wounded by grenade attack in Burkina Faso ahead of Macron visit

A grenade thrown at French soldiers wounded 3 civilians in the Burkina Faso capital of Ouagadougou shortly before arrival of French President Emmanuel Macron, Radio France International reported on Tuesday. The grenade was thrown late on Monday, just hours before...

Court in Burkina Faso delays trial of ex-leader Compaore for protest killings

A court in Burkina Faso on Thursday postponed the trial of former leader Blaise Compaore and his cabinet for their alleged role in killing protesters during an uprising in October 2014 that overthrew his government. The unrest saw crowds of...

Jihadists attack two police posts in northern Burkina Faso

Two police posts in Burkina Faso were attacked by jihadists on Monday night, officials said, just months after 12 soldiers were killed by militants in a raid near the Mali border. It was unclear whether there had been any...
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