By Francis Dubois, 8 March 2018
The capital of Ouagadougou was shaken on March 2 by an attack by two commando squads on the French embassy and Burkinabe army headquarters.
By Stéphane Hugues, 8 October 2015
US officials who view Burkina Faso as strategically central to their military operations in Africa demand that the country be “calm.”
By Stéphane Hugues, 25 September 2015
A week after a putsch by supporters of deposed President Blaise Compaoré, a deal backed by France and Burkina Faso’s army has reinstated the transitional government.
By Kumaran Ira, 21 September 2015
After staging a coup against the imperialist-backed transitional government, the presidential guard returned power to the interim government amid mounting international pressure.
By Anthony Torres, 15 August 2015
This attack is a consequence of the war for regime change carried out by NATO and its Islamist allies in Libya six years ago, which has since spread across the Sahel.
By Anthony Torres, 12 November 2014
The NPA promotes the collaboration between the bourgeois opposition and the new military junta as a victory for the popular uprising.
By Antoine Lerougetel, 8 November 2014
France and its allies are pushing to give a civilian façade to the Burkinabé regime after mass protests last week led to a military coup.
By William Whitlow, 26 April 2011
The West African country of Burkina Faso has been hit by growing popular protests as well as dissent in the army.