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Burkina Faso

Trial of ex-leader Blaise Compaore under way

v A closely-watched trial of Burkina Faso's Blaise Compaore, former president, and members of his cabinet is under way in the capital, Ouagadougou. Compaore, who fled to neighbouring Ivory Coast during a popular revolt in 2014 against…

Dengue fever kills 20 in Burkina Faso

Dengue fever has killed at least 20 people in the West African state of Burkina Faso, where about 2,000 cases of the disease have been recorded. Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease which is prevalent in sub-tropical and tropical regions.…

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