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Endeavour Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony to Mark the Start of Houndé Construction with President of Burkina Faso

Endeavour Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony to Mark the Start of Houndé Construction with President of Burkina Faso

Endeavour Mining Corporation (TSX:EDV)(OTCQX:EDVMF) (the “Company”) (www.EndeavourMining.com) is pleased to announce that a ground-breaking ceremony was held today at its Houndé Project site in Burkina Faso. Construction began in April 2016 and is progressing on-time and on-budget with the first gold pour expected during the fourth quarter of 2017. The ceremony celebrated an important milestone […]

Orange completes acquisition of mobile operator Airtel in Burkina Faso

Orange completes acquisition of mobile operator Airtel in Burkina Faso

Orange announces that, together with its subsidiary Orange Côte d’Ivoire, it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the mobile operator Airtel in Burkina Faso. Since the signature of an agreement with Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV (“Airtel”) in January 2016, Orange has obtained all the official approbations necessary to complete this transaction. Airtel is […]

Ecobank Group Appoints Amin Manekia as Group Exec, Corporate & Investment Banking

Ecobank Group Appoints Amin Manekia as Group Exec, Corporate & Investment Banking

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, parent company of the Ecobank Group, today announced the appointment of Mr Amin Manekia as Group Executive of its Corporate & Investment Banking business. Mr Manekia steps into the position vacated in late 2015 by Mr Charles Kié, who moved to become Managing Director of Ecobank Nigeria. A national of Pakistan, Amin […]

Arrest Warrant for Blaise Compaore Over Sankara Killing

Arrest Warrant for Blaise Compaore Over Sankara Killing

Burkina Faso has issued an international arrest warrant for ousted leader Blaise Compaore in connection with the murder of former President Thomas Sankara, news reports said Monday. Sankara, a revolutionary figure who is still a hero to many in West Africa, was killed on October 15, 1987 during the coup that brought his friend and […]

Burkina Faso Coup Leader, Gen Gilbert Diendere Charged With 11 Crimes Against Humanity

Burkina Faso Coup Leader, Gen Gilbert Diendere Charged With 11 Crimes Against Humanity

Burkina Faso’s military said that a general accused of leading a failed coup last month would be prosecuted on an array of charges, including “crime against humanity”. “Eleven charges have been filed” against General Gilbert Diendere, “notably crime against humanity”, Sita Sangare, the colonel in charge of military justice, told a press conference on Friday. […]

Gen Diendere Charged For Coup D’état In Burkina Faso.

Gen Diendere Charged For Coup D’état In Burkina Faso.

  The leader of last month’s short-lived coup in Burkina Faso has been charged with crimes including threatening state security and murder. Gen Gilbert Diendere is expected to face trial before a military tribunal. Interim President Michel Kafando was reinstated two weeks ago after intervention from the army and West African leaders. The presidential guards’ […]

Burkina Faso’s Minister Of Security, Colonel Sidi Pare Fired Over Failed Coup

Burkina Faso’s Minister Of Security, Colonel Sidi Pare Fired Over Failed Coup

Burkina Faso’s leaders have disbanded the elite presidential guard unit that staged a failed coup last week.Interim President Michel Kafando signed the decree late Friday on national television. Kafando also fired the country’s minister of security, Colonel Sidi Pare. Members of the presidential guard mounted the coup last week, unhappy that the transitional government had […]

More Than 10 Dead As Burkina Faso’s Coup Sparks Deadly Street Protests

More Than 10 Dead As Burkina Faso’s Coup Sparks Deadly Street Protests

Presidential guard officers in Burkina Faso have seized power in a coup, with reports of more than 10 deaths amid protests in the capital, Ouagadougou. A close ally of former President Blaise Compaore has been named the country’s new leader, state television reports. The US, France and African Union (AU) condemned the coup in the […]

Is Burkina Faso a Good Neighbour?

Is Burkina Faso a Good Neighbour?

Ever since the Bagre Dam was constructed by the Burkinabe authorities on the Volta River, Ghana, which lies downstream has never known peace. Each time excess water in the dam is spilled, it floods into towns and villages in Upper East and Northern regions. In most of the cases, these floods result in the death […]

The EU Increases Its Support for the Transition in Burkina Faso

The EU Increases Its Support for the Transition in Burkina Faso

The European Union is increasing its support for Burkina Faso’s transitional government today with the signing of a €120 million budget support agreement covering a period of 18 months, financed under the 11th European Development Fund. This budget support has been quickly put in place to consolidate the country’s democratic gains following the popular uprising […]

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