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In eastern Burkina Faso, spreading violence and little international aid

‘Having abandoned everything, they have no resources to take care of themselves.’

Change of regime leaves Burkina Faso disillusioned

Five years after an uprising chased Blaise Compaore from power, terrorism and its dire impact on a rural economy cast a pall over a country that had hoped for a democratic, prosperous future.

How Burkina Faso’s ‘Iron Biby’ moved from being fat-shamed to one of the world’s strongest men

Cheick Ahmed al-Hassan Sanou is a 27-year-old man from Burkina Faso. He had gone from the boy who was bullied for being fat, to one of the strongest men in the world.

Born in 1992, Iron Biby, as he is affectionately called, realized when he was five that he was different from his siblings due to his weight.

Burkina Faso mounts first stone monument in memory of Thomas Sankara

31 years after his murder, the first stone of the five meter bronze monument to the memory of Capt Thomas Sankara was laid on October 15, 2018 in Ouagadougou. How else should Africans honour and remember their icons, heroes and heroines?

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Photos of Burkina Faso’s contemporary dance festival turns the discourse away from terror

Beautiful box sets for holiday gift-giving

Bobo YéYé: Belle Époque In Upper Volta

Photos of Burkina Faso from Ulli Maier and Nisa Maier

How people get around in one rural African village

David Pace photos of Burkina Faso kiosks

Irene Abdou’s Photos of Fulani Life and Culture of Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso music honored at Grammys, but artists cry foul

Sanle Sory’s joyful photographs of Burkina Faso in the 1970s

‘Echo’ lamp is a poetic love song to West African culture

In Burkina Faso, being transgender means living in the shadows

Burkina Faso – African dolls challenge Barbie stereotype (video)

Songs produced behind bars earn convict “Street Cred” in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, a sister uses music to fight forces of darkness

Francis Kéré brings soul of Gando to Coachella

Rare photos uncover Burkina Faso’s underground club scene

Beautiful photographs of Burkina Faso’s ‘People of the Night’

Burkina Faso inches toward justice for Compaore-Era heavyweights

Yennenga, the Dagomba Warrior Princess whose son founded the Mossi Kingdom of West Africa

Princess Guimbi Ouattara, the 19th-century heroine who used diplomacy to protect her city in Burkina Faso

Ruins of Loropeni shed light on Ancient Gold Trade and are thought to hold more mysteries

German bank KfW tests blockchain solution “TruBudget” in Burkina Faso

Francis Kéré designs a wooden art pavilion for Tippet Rise

Honey from Burkina Faso: Endangered foods from around the world

Montclair brewery celebrates Black History Month with special brews


Terrorism and Security

Pentagon to decide soon on possible troop cut in West Africa

Mission impossible for France in the Sahel

Disaster in the making? US to withdraw from Africa

Burkina Faso, Part One: Spreading violence triggers an ‘unprecedented’ crisis

Burkina Faso, Part Two: Communities buckle as conflict ripples through the Sahel

Briefing: Burkin Faso’s rapid descent catches emergency response off guard

Islamic extremism wracks Burkina Faso, spreading East

Briefing: Burkina Faso’s rapid descent catches emergency response off guard

In Burkina Faso, cheap improvised ‘poor man’s bomb’ reaps a bloody toll

‘Soldiers killed seven members of my family’

How a preacher sent gunmen into Burkina Faso’s schools

Inside Burkina Faso’s Failing Fight Against Jihadism

Flee or Die: The Cruel Choice in Jihad Hit Burinsa Faso

French Troops in Mali anti-jihadist Campaign Mired in Mud and Mistrust

The Sahel Uncertainty: Climate Change and Insurgency

Four Christians Singled Out For Wearing Crosses, Executed in Northern Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso, Part 1: Spreading Violence Triggers an ‘Unprecedented’ Crisis

Burkina Faso, Part 2: Communities Buckle as Conflict Ripples Through the Sahel

146 Terroristes “Neutralized” by the FDS: A Summary Execution According to the MBDHP (Fr)

Blowback in Africa: How America’s Counterterror Strategy Helped Destabilize Burkina Faso.

Why is Violence Increasing in Burkina Faso?

Mali Refugees Arrest: Fears in Burkina Faso. Refugees from Mali Explain Why They No Longer Feel Safe….

Where Terrorism is Rising in Africa and the U.S is Leaving

Fear of Attacks Keeps 150,000 Children Away From School in Burkina Faso

Terrorism Threatens a Former Oasis of Stability in West Africa

Ansaroul Islam and the Growing Terrorist Insurgency in Burkina Faso

Warning from the Sahel: Al Queda’s Resurgent Threat

Ansaraul Islam: The Rise and Decline of a Militant Islamist in the Sahel.

Growing Terrorism in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso Declares State Of Emergency In North Following Attacks

Kirk Woodman: Canadian mine worker killed in Burkina Faso

Innocents abroad: Why do so many Canadians still ignore travel warnings?

France Vows Aid for Burkina, But No More Troops to Fight Islamists

Hundreds of schools shut in Burkina Faso over jihadi attacks

General denies leading Burkina Faso coup

Jihadism entrenches itself in Burkina Faso with bullets and bribes