Blaise Compaore resigns as President of Burkina Faso following the 2014 Burkinabe uprising. General Honore Traore assumes leadership on a transitional basis.
- A trial at a court in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, opens to try former President Blaise Compaor and members of his cabinet in absentia. Burkina Faso accuses Compaor, who is in exile in the Ivory Coast, of ordering the killing of protesters during the uprising that ousted him in 2014.
- Blaise Compaore, President of Burkina Faso, who took power in a coup 24 years ago, reportedly flees a mutiny of his military bodyguards.
- Voters in Burkina Faso go to the polls, with incumbent President Blaise Compaore claiming victory with 75 per cent of the votes.
- The head of Guinea's junta Moussa Dadis Camara and interim leader General Sekouba Konate hold emergency talks with Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore.
- A terrorist attack at the French embassy and military headquarters in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, leaves 28 people dead and at least 50 others injured.