Burkina Faso

French-backed security forces in the Sahel guilty of mass extrajudicial executions

By Will Morrow, 10 July 2020

The report exposes the Franco-German-led war as a neo-colonial intervention to subjugate the resource-rich and geo-strategically critical region and its population.

After Burkina Faso bombing, France pledges to step up war in Sahel

By Francis Dubois, 8 March 2018

The capital of Ouagadougou was shaken on March 2 by an attack by two commando squads on the French embassy and Burkinabe army headquarters.

France, US back purge of leaders of failed Burkina Faso coup

By Stéphane Hugues, 8 October 2015

US officials who view Burkina Faso as strategically central to their military operations in Africa demand that the country be “calm.”

French-backed deal reinstates transitional government after Burkina Faso coup

By Stéphane Hugues, 25 September 2015

A week after a putsch by supporters of deposed President Blaise Compaoré, a deal backed by France and Burkina Faso’s army has reinstated the transitional government.

Burkina Faso pressured to reinstate interim government after coup

By Kumaran Ira, 21 September 2015

After staging a coup against the imperialist-backed transitional government, the presidential guard returned power to the interim government amid mounting international pressure.

Burkina Faso: 18 dead in terror attack at Ouagadougou

By Anthony Torres, 15 August 2015

This attack is a consequence of the war for regime change carried out by NATO and its Islamist allies in Libya six years ago, which has since spread across the Sahel.

France’s pseudo-left NPA backs restoration of law and order in Burkina Faso

By Anthony Torres, 12 November 2014

The NPA promotes the collaboration between the bourgeois opposition and the new military junta as a victory for the popular uprising.

Imperialist powers, bourgeois “opposition” reach out to military junta in Burkina Faso

By Antoine Lerougetel, 8 November 2014

France and its allies are pushing to give a civilian façade to the Burkinabé regime after mass protests last week led to a military coup.

Burkina Faso shaken by widespread protests

By William Whitlow, 26 April 2011

The West African country of Burkina Faso has been hit by growing popular protests as well as dissent in the army.