Photos: Burkinabé citizens protest at UN Headquarters to oust President Compaoré

Burkinabé citizens protest at UN Headquarters to oust President Compaoré

Burkina Faso: Govt. tracking down 86 billion CFAF laundered during transition

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The Burkinabe government announced on Wednesday that 86 billion CFAF have been laundered in 2015 when the country was under the transitional regime following the fall of president Compaoré, ousted by a popular uprising. In … Read More

Terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou: thousands of people pay tribute to 32 victims

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – A ceremony paying tribute to the 32 people killed during the terrorist attacks of January 15, 2016 in Burkina Faso brought together thousands of people in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. Photo: News Ouaga

Thomas Sankara: ‘Charges against General Diendéré mark end of impunity’

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The Burkina Faso acting government welcomed the charges against General Gilbert Diendéré for complicity in the assassination of president Thomas Sankara in a coup in October 1987. The government said that justice responded to a … Read More

Burkina Faso: Roch Marc Christian Kabore leading polls with 54.42 %

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The candidate of the Movement of the People for Progress (MPP), Roch Marc Christian Kabore, is leading polls with 54.42%, to 29.49% for his main challenger, Zephirin Diabre, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission … Read More

Burkina national TV director jailed six months for fraud

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Burkina Faso national television director Ouezzin Louis Oulon was on Friday sentenced to six months imprisonment and fined 150,000 CFA francs in a fraud case related to contest for civil service recruitment, sources said. The … Read More

Burkina Faso: Coup leaders charged to court in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The leaders of the recent coup d’Etat in Burkina Faso, have been charged to court and slammed with 11-count charge each. The leaders are Gen. Gilbert Diendere and the former head of diplomacy in the … Read More

ECOWAS Community Court paves way for Compaore’s party to participate in Burkina election

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice Monday nullified the amendment to Burkina Faso’s Electoral Act which excluded some people from participation in the country’s political process. The Nigeria-based court ruled that the April 7, 2015, Protocol … Read More

Burkina Faso launches two projects to ensure food self-sufficiency

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Burkina Faso has launched two major projects with the objective of boosting agricultural productivity and ensuring food security in the West African nation. The projects, worth a total of 38 billion CFAF (US$65 million), were … Read More