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Burkina Faso's president in S'pore for private visit
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore meets with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana during a private visit in Singapore.
Rally Calls on Burkina Faso President to Run Again
Thousands of supporters of Burkina Faso's longtime president are calling for a constitutional amendment so the leader of the West African nation can seek another term.
The same chief since 1987
WHEN Blaise Compaore, the president of Burkina Faso, selected a location for his palace, he chose Ouaga 2000, a district about 10km from downtown Ouagadougou, the capital.
Burkina Faso - African Court says Burkina Faso failed to investigate murder properly
Reporters Without Borders hails a ruling issued by the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights on 28 March, finding that Burkina Faso failed to properly investigate the 1998 murder of Norbert Zongo, the editor of the Ouagadougou-based weekly L'Independant.
West Africa: President Sirleaf Off to 44th Ecowas Summit in...
West Africa: President Sirleaf Off to 44th Ecowas Summit in Yamoussoukro, CA te d'Ivoire - Regional Security, Financial Issues High On the Agenda According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader is in the Ivorian administrative capital of Yamoussoukro to attend the 44th Ordinary Session of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and ... (more)
Burkina Faso bucks worsening hunger trend before crucial referendum
Vendors sell food to bus passengers on a road outside Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.