Burkina Faso authorities ban planned protests.

Demonstrations planned for Saturday prohibited for ‘security reasons’; last protest in November turned violent. By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 0848 EAT On 21 Jan 2022. Authorities in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, have banned an anti-government protest planned for Saturday, two months after another rally turned violent. The demonstration, called by a civil society movement…

Burkina Faso opens trial on 1987 Sankara assassination

HICGI News Agency updated at 1327 EAT on Monday 11th October 2021 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Ex-president among 14 who face charges in killing of former leader Thomas Sankara 34 years ago. 11 Oct 2021Updated: 17 minutes ago The trial of 14 men, including a former president, has begun in Burkina Faso over the assassination of the…