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Minister confirms ‘failed’ coup in Burkina Faso

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The Burkinabe Minister of Security, Simon Compaoré, on Friday confirmed the arrest of 19 soldiers involved in a failed coup attempt, perpetrated by 30 soldiers of the presidential guard on October 8, 2016. According to the minister, one coup plotter … Read More

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 … Read More

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

Burkina Faso: Anti-Campaoré campaigners welcome ban on Campaoré officials from polls

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Thousands of demonstrators took Saturday to the streets of Burkina’s capital, Ouagadougou, and the western city of Bobo-Dioulasso to show their support for the electoral code which has banned pro-Compaoré officials from taking part in … Read More

Burkina Faso: Govt. to pay tribute to victims of uprising that toppled Compaoré

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The government of Burkina Faso has said it will on May 30, pay tribute to the victims of the popular uprising that toppled the country’s long-time President Blaise Compaoré last October. The plan to remember the … Read More

Burkina Faso: Electoral bill rejecting ex-pro Compaoré officials adopted

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Members of Parliament of Burkina Faso’s national transitional council adopted last week a new electoral bill that bars officials of ousted President Blaise Compaoré from contesting elections in October. Out of 88 voters, 76 MPs … Read More

Burkina Faso: Sankara’s widow denies deal to reopen dossier on his death

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The widow of Thomas Sankara, former military leader of Burkina Faso, has denied any deal with the new authorities on reopening the dossier of his death, following a statement by the country’s acting president, Michel … Read More

Burkina Faso: ‘Burkina Faso’s transition govt. members declare assets’

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The Burkinabe Minister of Communications, Frédéric Nikiéma, declared last week that all members of the transition government declared their assets on February 2, 2015, saying “these will be gazetted for public consumption.” “Today, all members of … Read More

Burkina Faso: Presidential, parliamentary polls to be held 11 October in Burkina Faso

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Burkina Faso will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on October 11, 2015 to signal the end of the current transitional administration of the West African country, Interim President Michel Kafando announced here Thursday. “We have … Read More

‘Presidency for life is over in Africa’

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[Paris, France (PANA) – The establishment of a civilian transition in Burkina Faso with the appointment of diplomat Michel Kafando as leader of the country should warn African leaders against the tendency of “president for life”. It also puts an … Read More

Burkina Faso: Zida named Burkinabe interim Prime Minister

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The President of Transition government in Burkina Faso, Michel Kafando, has appointed Lt.-Col. Isaac Zida as transitional Prime Minister, according to a decree issued Wednesday. Zida had assumed control of the government in the wake … Read More

Burkina Faso: “Freeze assets of pro-Compaoré officials” – Anti-graft group

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Burkina Faso’s National Anti-corruption Network (REN-LAC) has called for the freezing of assets of officials of ousted President Blaise Compaoré regime and investigations into “blood crimes” during demonstrations that overthrew him after 27 years in … Read More

Burkina Faso: Authorities reopen airports, relax curfew

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The head Burkina Faso’s transition, Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida, on Saturday announced the reopening of the country’s airports closed on Friday following the resignation of long-serving President Blaise Compaore after violent protests by hundreds of … Read More

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