Articles tagged 'burkina faso'

Ousted Burkina Faso leader granted Ivorian citizenship 24 February 2016 OUAGADOUGU - Burkina Faso's ousted leader Blaise Compaore has been granted Ivorian citizenship, effectively ending the prospect of his extradition to face murder charges back home. The order was signed by Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara in November 2014, but has only just come to light. ...
Foreigners shot dead at Burkina Faso luxury hotel 16 January 2016 OUAGADOUGOU - At least 23 people of 18 different nationalities are now known to have died after Islamist militants attacked a luxury hotel in Burkina Faso. Al-Qaeda militants attacked the Splendid Hotel in the West African state's capital, Ouagadougou, as well as a cafe and another hotel nearb...
Burkina general 'helped kill ex-leader' 7 December 2015 OUAGADOUGOU - The leader of September's short-lived coup in Burkina Faso has been charged with complicity in the 1987 murder of former President Thomas Sankara. Gen Gilbert Diendere is the most senior official to be charged. President Sankara was murdered by a group of soldiers, but the exa...
Burkina Faso coup leader charged 7 October 2015 OUAGADOUGU - The leader of last month's short-lived coup in Burkina Faso has been charged with crimes including threatening state security and murder. Gen Gilbert Diendere is expected to face trial before a military tribunal. Interim President Michel Kafando was reinstated two weeks ago aft...
Burkina Faso coup leader given ultimatum 22 September 2015 OUAGADOUGOU - Burkina Faso's army has given the coup leader an ultimatum to surrender or face an assault, as its troops reach the capital, Ouagadougou. Negotiations between army chiefs and the presidential guard are under way to avert bloodshed, security sources said. Gen Gilbert Diendere s...
Ousted Burkina Faso leader 'freed' 19 September 2015 OUAGADOUGOU - Burkina Faso's interim President Michel Kafando has been freed and is in good health, the new junta leaders say. However, Prime Minister Isaac Zida, who was also detained when the presidential guard stormed a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, remains under house arrest. The Africa...
Protests after Burkina Faso coup 17 September 2015 OUAGADOUGU - Presidential guard officers in Burkina Faso have seized power in a coup, with reports of more than 10 deaths amid protests in the capital, Ouagadougou. A close ally of former President Blaise Compaore has been named the country's new leader, state television reports. French Pre...
Army man named Burkina Faso PM 19 November 2014 OUGADUGU - The authorities in Burkina Faso have appointed an army officer, Lt Col Isaac Zida, as transitional prime minister. Col Zida had been among officers who took power when then President Blaise Compaore was forced to resign on 31 October during mass protests. He declared himself head...
Burkina Faso leaders agree transitional framework 14 November 2014 UOAGADUGU - A framework for a transitional government in Burkina Faso has been agreed after talks between political, military and civil leaders. The plan was agreed unanimously, however a new leader was not named. The transitional body is intended to return the country to civilian rule and ...
Burkina Faso: Military divided over who rules 1 November 2014 OUAGADOUGOU - A split has emerged within Burkina Faso's armed forces over who is leading the country following the resignation of President Blaise Campaore after 27 years in power. The presidential guard's second in command, Colonel Isaac Zida, says he has assumed power as head of state. Ea...
Gorowa hails George Chigova 22 January 2014 CAPE TOWN - Zimbabwe coach Ian “Dibango” Gorowa has heaped praise on goalkeeper George Chigova after his impressive display between the sticks against Burkina Faso on Monday. The Warriors beat Burkina Faso 1-0 in a Group B encounter and advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2014 African Nations...
Mambare steers Warriors into Chan quarterfinals 21 January 2014 CAPE TOWN - Zimbabwe’s football team on Monday night gave the nation a rare dose of good news after the Warriors qualified for the knockout stages of the 2014 African Nations Championship (Chan) after a remarkable 1-0 win over Burkina Faso at Athlone Stadium in Cape Town. Masimba Mambare score...
Gorowa needs to make changes 20 January 2014 HARARE - If Zimbabwe is to reach the quarterfinals of the African Nations Championship (Chan) then Warriors coach Ian Gorowa needs to ring changes for Monday’s final group game against Burkina Faso.   The Warriors have stumbled to two disappointing goalless draws against Morocco and Uganda and...
Stix, Ajira offer Warriors tips 20 January 2014 BULAWAYO - Zimbabwe need to be composed against Burkina Faso on Monday if they are to reach the quarter-finals of the African Nations Championship (Chan), former internationals Stanford ‘Stix’ Mtizwa and Agent ‘Ajira’ Sawu have warned. The Warriors take on Burkina Faso this evening (kick-off 7...
Gorowa under pressure 20 January 2014 CAPE TOWN - Zimbabwe coach Ian Gorowa admits his Warriors now face an uphill task of qualifying for the quarterfinals of the ongoing African Nations Championship (Chan) finals in South Africa. The Warriors sit in a precarious position in Group B after back-to-back goalless draws against Morocc...
Sentamu fires Uganda to victory 13 January 2014 JOHANNESBURG - Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic’s Uganda Cranes team started with a 2-1 victory over Burkina Faso in a Group B tie of the on-going CAF African Nation Championship (CHAN) at the Athlone Stadium in Cape Town on Sunday. Youngster Junior Yunus Sentamu scored a goal in each half to ...
Algeria tipped to beat Stallions 19 November 2013 BILDA  - The battle for the final 2014 World Cup ticket from Africa will be decided Tuesday night  between hosts Algeria and Burkina Faso at the Mustapha Tchaker Stadium in Blida, where Algeria have not lost in 19 matches since 2002. In June, at the same venue, Algeria beat Burkina Faso 2-0 in...
Advantage Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso 13 October 2013 JOHANNESBURG - Didier Drogba scored as Ivory Coast overcame Senegal 3-1 in Abidjan on Saturday to boost hopes of a third consecutive World Cup appearance. The 35-year-old striker converted a penalty after five minutes at Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Lamine Sane conceded an own goal and Salomo...
Stallions believe they can conquer 10 February 2013 JOHANNESBURG - They might have confounded expectations by reaching the final, but the mood in the Burkina Faso camp does not suggest the surprise package of the tournament feel they have already achieved the best they possibly can. One man who strongly believes the Stallions have not yet outstret...