Burkina Faso

Country Burkina Faso
Capital Ouagadougou
Continent Africa
Currency West African CFA franc(XOF)
Languages French, Mòoré, Mandinka & Bambara

Ouagadougou

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Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) achieved independence from France in 1960. Repeated military coups during the 1970s and 1980s were followed by multiparty elections in the early 1990s. Current President Blaise COMPAORE came to power in a 1987 military coup and has won every election since then. Burkina Faso's high population density and limited natural resources result in poor economic prospects for the majority of its citizens. Recent unrest in Cote d'Ivoire and northern Ghana has hindered the ability of several hundred thousand seasonal Burkinabe farm workers to find employment in neighboring countries.

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Burkina Faso tightens press freedom amid security crisis - The GuardianBurkina Faso tightens press freedom amid security crisis  The Guardian

One of Africa's bastions of press freedom is attempting to enact harsh legislation that threatens journalists reporting on an unfolding security crisis, human rights ...



Building Shelters for Vulnerable Displaced Persons in Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBuilding Shelters for Vulnerable Displaced Persons in Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Burkina Faso about Protection and Human Rights, Shelter and Non-Food Items and IDPs; published on 19 Jul 2019 by ...



As violence flares in Burkina Faso, refugees trickle into Ghana - Al Jazeera EnglishAs violence flares in Burkina Faso, refugees trickle into Ghana  Al Jazeera English

Latest deadly attack on Saturday highlights insecurity in Burkina Faso as refugees struggle to secure food and shelter.



Burkina Faso - Response Overview - July 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso - Response Overview - July 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Burkina Faso about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, IDPs, Refugees and more; published on 15 Jul 2019 by FAO.



In Burkina Faso, being transgender means living in the shadows - Equal TimesIn Burkina Faso, being transgender means living in the shadows  Equal Times

Amidst roars of laughter, Naomi takes out her phone and shows us photos of herself, having fun with a friend, posing for the camera, both in high heels and ...



WHO scales up activities in Burkina Faso in response to worsening humanitarian situation - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebWHO scales up activities in Burkina Faso in response to worsening humanitarian situation - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Brazzaville, 15 July 2019 - The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up operations in Burkina Faso in response to a growing humanitarian crisis, which ...



GIEWS Update: Burkina Faso - Food security situation deteriorating in northern areas due to heightened violence - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebGIEWS Update: Burkina Faso - Food security situation deteriorating in northern areas due to heightened violence - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Burkina Faso and 2 other countries about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, IDPs, Refugees and more; published on 17 Jul ...



WFP Burkina Faso Emergency Response Situation Report #2 12 July 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebWFP Burkina Faso Emergency Response Situation Report #2 12 July 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Burkina Faso about Food and Nutrition, Health, Children, IDPs and more; published on 12 Jul 2019 by WFP.



Burkina Faso - Forced Displacement (DG ECHO, UN)(ECHO Daily Flash of 11 July 2019) - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso - Forced Displacement (DG ECHO, UN)(ECHO Daily Flash of 11 July 2019) - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Burkina Faso about Food and Nutrition, Health, IDPs and more; published on 11 Jul 2019 by ECHO.



Burkina Faso adopts law restricting media coverage of military operations - The Defense PostBurkina Faso adopts law restricting media coverage of military operations  The Defense Post

Burkina Faso lawmakers adopted a controversial new law providing for jail terms of up to 10 years for divulging details of military operations.



WFP Burkina Faso Country Brief, May 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebWFP Burkina Faso Country Brief, May 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Burkina Faso about Agriculture, Education, Children, IDPs, Drought and more; published on 31 May 2019 by WFP.



Burkina Faso: Population of Concern (as of 29 November 2018) - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso: Population of Concern (as of 29 November 2018) - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

A *service* provided by UN OCHA. ReliefWeb has been the leading online source for reliable and timely humanitarian information on global crises and disasters ...



Catholics attacked again in Burkina Faso - La Croix InternationalCatholics attacked again in Burkina Faso  La Croix International

This latest attack brings to 12, within two months, the number of Catholics killed by terrorists in the diocese because of their religious affiliation. (Photo by ...



Songs produced behind bars earn convict "street cred" in Burkina Faso - Africanews EnglishSongs produced behind bars earn convict "street cred" in Burkina Faso  Africanews English

In a time of talent shows, the Ouagadougou prison and correctional facility known as MACO is home to Burkina Faso's latest musical find - Roland Tapsoba, AKA ...



Burkina Faso is fighting malaria with genetically modified mosquitoes - PRIBurkina Faso is fighting malaria with genetically modified mosquitoes  PRI

Researchers released 10000 genetically modified mosquitos earlier this week. The hope is these mosquitoes could be used to eliminate the species that carries ...



Protesters set fire to Burkina Faso's parliament in 2014. Why is it trending in Kenya now? - AFP FactcheckProtesters set fire to Burkina Faso's parliament in 2014. Why is it trending in Kenya now?  AFP Factcheck

Burkina Faso was among the top ten trending topics in Kenya on Thursday morning, after an article headlined: 'Burkina Faso Parliament set ablaze' was ...



Burkina Faso urged not to clamp down on reporting - defenceWebBurkina Faso urged not to clamp down on reporting  defenceWeb

A US-based journalists' rights group urged Burkina Faso's government to nix a bill that would impose stiff prison sentences on media demoralising security ...



Burkina Faso: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 10 July 2019) - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 10 July 2019) - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English Infographic on Burkina Faso about Disaster Management, Education, Children, IDPs and more; published on 10 Jul 2019 by OCHA.



Bishops in Niger and Burkina Faso call for prayer and charity in face of terrorism - Crux: Covering all things CatholicBishops in Niger and Burkina Faso call for prayer and charity in face of terrorism  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

The new president of the Episcopal Conference of Burkina Faso and Niger, Bishop Laurent Birfuor Dabir, has called on Christians to resort to prayer and ...



WFP Burkina Faso Emergency Response Situation Report #1 27 June 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebWFP Burkina Faso Emergency Response Situation Report #1 27 June 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Burkina Faso about Food and Nutrition, Health, Children, IDPs and more; published on 27 Jun 2019 by WFP.



Endeavour Mining uncovers additional gold wealth in Burkina Faso - Mining ReviewEndeavour Mining uncovers additional gold wealth in Burkina Faso  Mining Review

An ongoing exploration programme at the Endeavour Mining Hound mine has significantly extended mineralisation at all three discoveries in the Kari area.



Burkina Faso urged to avoid curbs on security reporting - ReutersBurkina Faso urged to avoid curbs on security reporting  Reuters

DAKAR (Reuters) - A U.S.-based journalists' rights group urged Burkina Faso's government on Wednesday to nix a bill that would impose stiff prison sentences ...



Catholic Bishop in Burkina Faso calls for ban on weapons to jihadist groups - La Croix InternationalCatholic Bishop in Burkina Faso calls for ban on weapons to jihadist groups  La Croix International

A Catholic bishop in Burkina Faso has called on the international community to stop the flow of weapons to jihadist groups. "If the world continues to do nothing, ...



4 Christians Executed in Burkina Faso for Wearing Cross Necklaces - Christianheadlines.com4 Christians Executed in Burkina Faso for Wearing Cross Necklaces  Christianheadlines.com

Anti-Christian violence has continued to spread across the West African nation of Burkina Faso, with a further four believers shot dead in cold blood at the end of ...



To Burkina Faso IMF Doles Out $25 Million No Word Of New Censorship There - Inner City PressTo Burkina Faso IMF Doles Out $25 Million No Word Of New Censorship There  Inner City Press

NEW YORK CITY, July 19 When the International Monetary Fund held its biweekly embargoed media briefing on June 27, Inner City Press submitted six ...



Burkina Faso Counter-Insurgent Effort 'Operation Doofu' Fails Fulani Citizens - The Organization for World PeaceBurkina Faso Counter-Insurgent Effort 'Operation Doofu' Fails Fulani Citizens  The Organization for World Peace

As a spate of violent attacks occur across Burkina Faso, the tactics used within counter-insurgency effort, 'Operation Doofu', are under fire. Mid-way through May, ...



Sahel: A Call to Action - June 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebSahel: A Call to Action - June 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Burkina Faso and 10 other countries about Food and Nutrition, Protection and Human Rights, Children, IDPs and more; ...



Burkina Faso probes deaths of 11 people in drug unit cells - The East AfricanBurkina Faso probes deaths of 11 people in drug unit cells  The East African

OUAGADOUGOU,. Prosecutors in Burkina Faso launched an investigation Monday into how 11 people died in custody overnight in cells at the premises of the ...



Pirates have R1.4 million bid rejected for Burkina Faso striker - Sport24Pirates have R1.4 million bid rejected for Burkina Faso striker  Sport24

Orlando Pirates have reportedly had an offer of over R1 million for Asante Kotoko striker Yacouba Songne turned down.



AG: Nigeria draw SAfrica, Morocco, Burkina Faso - The PunchAG: Nigeria draw SAfrica, Morocco, Burkina Faso  The Punch

Johnny Edward The draws for the men's football tournaments at the 2019 Africa Games in Rabat have been completed with Nigeria drawn in Group A alo...



UNICEF Burkina Faso Humanitarian Situation Report No. 3, May 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebUNICEF Burkina Faso Humanitarian Situation Report No. 3, May 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Burkina Faso about Contributions, Coordination, Children, IDPs and more; published on 31 May 2019 by UNICEF.



Burkina Faso: Bishop calls world to stop selling arms to jihadists - Independent Catholic NewsBurkina Faso: Bishop calls world to stop selling arms to jihadists  Independent Catholic News

A bishop in Burkina Faso has called on the international community to stop the flow of weapons to jihadist groups targeting Christians in the north of the country.



From Burkina Faso to Tuscany, an experience from the network - Slow foodFrom Burkina Faso to Tuscany, an experience from the network  Slow food

Besides discussion and debate, Slow Food International Council meetings always involve field trips to visit producers. This year, in the area around.



Flames to face Burkina Faso, Uganda in 2021 AFCON qualifiers | Malawi 24 - Malawi news - Malawi24Flames to face Burkina Faso, Uganda in 2021 AFCON qualifiers | Malawi 24 - Malawi news  Malawi24

The Flames have been drawn in Group B of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and will face with Uganda, Burkina Faso and a winner between ...



Bishop in Burkina Faso calls for the flow of weapons to jihadist groups to stop - PremierBishop in Burkina Faso calls for the flow of weapons to jihadist groups to stop  Premier

A bishop in Burkina Faso in West Africa has called on the international community to stop the flow of weapons to jihadist groups who he says are targeting ...



Burkina Faso Orders Stiff Prison Term for 'Fake News' - LasentinelBurkina Faso Orders Stiff Prison Term for 'Fake News'  Lasentinel

A law adopted on June 21 but still awaiting presidential approval would send writers to jail for up to 10 years' jail for demoralizing the defense and security ...



BURKINA FASO: Volta Basin Water Charter will soon come into effect - AFRIK 21BURKINA FASO: Volta Basin Water Charter will soon come into effect  AFRIK 21

The strategy for the implementation of the Volta Basin Water Charter was developed in 2017 and validated during a regional workshop held from July 11 to 13, ...



Arrow invests in Burkina Faso exploration - Creamer Media's Mining WeeklyArrow invests in Burkina Faso exploration  Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Under the terms of the agreement, Arrow would issue ten of its own shares for each Boromo share held, and ten Arrow performance rights for each Boromo ...



Humanitarian situation in Burkina Faso worsens as armed attacks persist: UN - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaHumanitarian situation in Burkina Faso worsens as armed attacks persist: UN - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

UNITED NATIONS, July 11 (Xinhua) -- The humanitarian emergency in Burkina Faso is worsening as recurrent armed attacks and insecurity continue to force ...



France's defence minister to hold high-level Burkina Faso talks on Sahel security - Foreign BriefFrance's defence minister to hold high-level Burkina Faso talks on Sahel security  Foreign Brief

French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly will meet Burkinabe President Roch Marc Christian Kabore in Ouagadougou today to discuss security ...



Burkina Faso: WHO responds to worsening humanitarian situation - All4WomenBurkina Faso: WHO responds to worsening humanitarian situation  All4Women

In response to the worsening humanitarian situation, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has scaled up operations in Burkina Faso...



Bishop of Burkina Faso calls for end of support for Jihadists - Catholic OutlookBishop of Burkina Faso calls for end of support for Jihadists  Catholic Outlook

If the world continues to do nothing, the result will be the elimination of the Christian presence in this area and quite possibly in future from the entire country..



Legends have their say on draw of Afcon 2021 - The CitizenLegends have their say on draw of Afcon 2021  The Citizen

Cairo. African soccer legends Khalilou Fadiga (Senegal), Mahmoud 'Bibo' El Khatib (Egypt), Nwankwo Kanu, (Nigeria), Rabah 'Mustapha' Madjer (Algeria) and ...



Uganda faces Burkina Faso again in 2021 Afcon qualifiers - Daily MonitorUganda faces Burkina Faso again in 2021 Afcon qualifiers  Daily Monitor

Uganda were in the same group with Burkina Faso in the 2017 Nations Cup qualifiers, which saw the Cranes end a four decade absence from the finals as ...



Deputy Amir meets ambassadors of China, Burkina Faso, Australia - Gulf TimesDeputy Amir meets ambassadors of China, Burkina Faso, Australia  Gulf Times

His Highness the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani met at his Amiri Diwan office the outgoing ambassadors of China, Burkina Faso and ...



Envoys of China, Australia & Burkina Faso honoured - The Peninsula QatarEnvoys of China, Australia & Burkina Faso honoured  The Peninsula Qatar

The Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H E Dr Ahmed bin Hassan Al Hammadi, held yesterday a farewell ceremony in honour of the ...



Asante Kotoko line up preseason friendly against Burkina Faso side Rahimo FC - GhanaWebAsante Kotoko line up preseason friendly against Burkina Faso side Rahimo FC  GhanaWeb

Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko will play Burkina Faso side Rahimo FC in their first preseason game. The Porcupine Warriors will engage Rahimo FC on ...



The best recent crime and thrillers review roundup - The GuardianThe best recent crime and thrillers review roundup  The Guardian

American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson; The Most Difficult Thing by Charlotte Philby; The Chain by Adrian McKinty; The Poison Garden by Alex Marwood; The ...



IS Decentralizing Into 'Provinces' in Bid to Return - VOA NewsIS Decentralizing Into 'Provinces' in Bid to Return  VOA News

A series of Islamic State (IS) announcements of new provinces it controls in recent weeks has renewed debate over the group's possible resurgence after its ...



Avesoro finances on the up with higher gold price and new contractor - Mining ReviewAvesoro finances on the up with higher gold price and new contractor  Mining Review

Avesoro has entered into an open pit mining contract with Orkun Group Sarl at its Youga gold mine in Burkina Faso which will help with its funding gap.



Burkina Faso: Losing Sovereignty to Terrorists - Gatestone InstituteBurkina Faso: Losing Sovereignty to Terrorists  Gatestone Institute

The progression of terrorist advances in Burkina Faso has reached such major proportions that in January, a state of emergency was imposed on 14 of its ...



BURKINA FASO : Head of tax steps in to ease miners vs. population feud - Africa IntelligenceBURKINA FASO : Head of tax steps in to ease miners vs. population feud  Africa Intelligence

Appointed the new director general of tax for Burkina Faso on June 6, Moumouni Lougue struck straight into making measures to try and end the crisis between ...



Three Team USA Olympians Finish Runner-Up At Diamond League Meet In London - TeamUSA.orgThree Team USA Olympians Finish Runner-Up At Diamond League Meet In London  TeamUSA.org

Runner-up performances from Olympic champions Christian Taylor and Brittney Reese and Olympic medalist Nia Ali capped off the American effort at this ...



Two soldiers killed in French-led rescue of four hostages in Burkina Faso - CNNTwo soldiers killed in French-led rescue of four hostages in Burkina Faso  CNN

French forces freed four hostages, including an American and South Korean, during a night-time rescue in Burkina Faso in which two soldiers were killed, ...



Ghana loses $12000000 to fertilizer smuggling in 2018 UWR Minister - BusinessGhanaGhana loses $12000000 to fertilizer smuggling in 2018 UWR Minister  BusinessGhana

Dr Hafiz Bin-Salih, the Upper West Regional Minister, has said Ghana lost about $12000000 dollars in 2018 to fertilizer smuggling to neighboring...



Ghana seeks Burkina Faso support to fight PFJs fertilizer smuggling - GhanaWebGhana seeks Burkina Faso support to fight PFJs fertilizer smuggling  GhanaWeb

The Upper West Regional Minister Dr Hafiz Bin Salih has visited Leo in the Province of Sissili in Burkina Faso to seek collaboration to combat fertilizer ...



Four Christians Singled Out for Wearing Crosses, Executed in Northern Burkina Faso - FaithwireFour Christians Singled Out for Wearing Crosses, Executed in Northern Burkina Faso  Faithwire

The violent persecution of Christians in Africa continues to rage on, the latest attack highlights the dire situation in the African country of Burkina Faso four ...



Miners urged to improve security as terrorism risks rise in West Africa - Mining MXMiners urged to improve security as terrorism risks rise in West Africa  Mining MX

A DETERIORATION in security in West Africa should lead to a more securitised approach to mining operations in the region, said the Australia-Africa ...



The Future of Slow Food from Slow Food Nations: Let Young Leaders be the Voice of Change - Slow foodThe Future of Slow Food from Slow Food Nations: Let Young Leaders be the Voice of Change  Slow food

What is the Future of Slow Food? This is the question that surrounded the intensive day of work and discussions at the Leader Summit during Slow Food Nations ...



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The following are the top rated Basic Materials stocks according to Validea's Value Investor model based on the published strategy of Benjamin Graham.



UK to send 250 troops to Mali for dangerous peacekeeping mission - Yahoo Finance UKUK to send 250 troops to Mali for dangerous peacekeeping mission  Yahoo Finance UK

The UK is to send 250 troops to Mali in the biggest peace-keeping deployment since Bosnia and potentially the most dangerous mission for British forces since ...



The weekend read: One step at a time is not enough in Africa - pv magazine InternationalThe weekend read: One step at a time is not enough in Africa  pv magazine International

The African continent often generates impressive solar news and offers new angles on renewable energy systems and integration. The 21st Africa Energy Forum ...



We need more Zamani Sauls in SA - News24We need more Zamani Sauls in SA  News24

Northern Cape Premier Zamani Saul adopts Sankaraism and sets the bar higher on humble political leadership, writes Benzi Ka-Soko. There is a breeze of *fresh* ...



AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: A close scrutiny of Uganda Cranes' group - Kawowo SportsAFCON 2021 Qualifiers: A close scrutiny of Uganda Cranes' group  Kawowo Sports

Seated 59th on the FIFA Rankings, West Africans Burkina Faso are the high ranked country in group B of the 2021 AFCON Qualifiers. Uganda (80th), Malawi ...



Maroc Telecom_H1 2019 Consolidated Results Paris Stock Exchange:IAM - GlobeNewswireMaroc Telecom_H1 2019 Consolidated Results Paris Stock Exchange:IAM  GlobeNewswire

H1 2019 CONSOLIDATED RESULTS. Results beyond objectives: Group's total customer base, close to 63 million subscribers, up 3.9%;; Consolidated revenues ...



An Ode to Joy: The UN Expert on LGBTIQ Rights... - PassBlueAn Ode to Joy: The UN Expert on LGBTIQ Rights...  PassBlue

I woke to a flurry of messages from LGBTIQ activists across the world, coordinating activities. It was July 12 and the United Nations Human Rights Council in ...



Education in Danger Monthly News Brief, June 2019 - World - ReliefWebEducation in Danger Monthly News Brief, June 2019 - World  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on World and 25 other countries about Education, Protection and Human Rights and Children; published on 30 Jun 2019 by ...



Francis Krs Haven at Tippet Rise - Surface MagazineFrancis Krs Haven at Tippet Rise  Surface Magazine

Tippet Rise Art Center unveils a secluded wooden pavilion, designed by Burkinabe architect Francis Kr, where the majesty of nature reigns supreme.



Cecafa upbeat of region's prominence in 2021 Afcon - Daily NationCecafa upbeat of region's prominence in 2021 Afcon  Daily Nation

Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Burundi should have no problems returning to the Africa Cup of Nations finals in 2021 in Cameroon, Cecafa secretary general ...



Gunmen kill priest, worshippers in Burkina Faso church - Deutsche WelleGunmen kill priest, worshippers in Burkina Faso church  Deutsche Welle

A group of attackers has killed several worshippers in Burkina Faso during a Catholic Church *service*. It is the second attack on Christians in the West African ...



Odion Ighalo retires from Nigeria on a high, with Afcon Golden Boot and vindication - Goal.comOdion Ighalo retires from Nigeria on a high, with Afcon Golden Boot and vindication  Goal.com

Odion Ighalo: After a receiving criticism for much of his Super Eagles career, the 30-year old finally has the last laugh as he hangs up his boots.



Kalashnikovs and no-go zones: east Burkina Faso falls to militants - The GuardianKalashnikovs and no-go zones: east Burkina Faso falls to militants  The Guardian

When a stranger arrives in Bartibougou, the Kalashnikov-wielding men in charge check his ID. But first they check his forehead. They are looking for the indent ...



Escalating Violence in Burkina Faso Is Outpacing the Governments Response - World Politics ReviewEscalating Violence in Burkina Faso Is Outpacing the Governments Response  World Politics Review

The targeting of Christians in Burkina Faso in recent weeks reflects a wider unraveling of security that has killed and displaced Muslims and Christians alike.



Burkina Faso: 19 people killed in attack on Arbinda town - Aljazeera.comBurkina Faso: 19 people killed in attack on Arbinda town  Aljazeera.com

Unidentified assailants killed 19 people and wounded 13 in an attack on and around the town of Arbinda in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday, the government ...



Burkina Faso Wracked by Escalating Violence - The New York TimesBurkina Faso Wracked by Escalating Violence  The New York Times

A once-stable country is plagued by extremists pouring over its northern border, restive farmers and herdsmen battling for land, and militias bent on tit-for-tat ...



Afcon 2021 Qualifiers: 48 nations to battle for spot at biennial showpiece - Goal.comAfcon 2021 Qualifiers: 48 nations to battle for spot at biennial showpiece  Goal.com

The draw for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers was made in Cairo on Thursday with host nation, Cameroon, included.



Pastor among victims of deadly raid on Burkina Faso church - FRANCE 24 EnglishPastor among victims of deadly raid on Burkina Faso church  FRANCE 24 English

Gunmen killed four worshippers and a pastor in an attack on a church in Burkina Faso, security and local sources said Monday, in the latest violence to rock the ...



Weaving a brighter future for plastic in Burkina Faso - UN EnvironmentWeaving a brighter future for plastic in Burkina Faso  UN Environment

As the sun beats down on a traditional loom in Burkina Faso's morning heat, a curious shiny material starts to emerge. Not your usual cotton texture, the weft ...



Gunmen Storm Church Service, Killing 4 in Burkina Faso - The New York TimesGunmen Storm Church Service, Killing 4 in Burkina Faso  The New York Times

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso Gunmen burst into a church in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday and fatally shot four people, a security source said. It was at ...



Attack on village in Burkina Faso's volatile north leaves many dead - FRANCE 24Attack on village in Burkina Faso's volatile north leaves many dead  FRANCE 24

Nineteen people died in an attack on a village in the troubled north of Burkina Faso, a security source said Monday.



'Alarming' Burkina Faso unrest threatens west African stability - The Guardian'Alarming' Burkina Faso unrest threatens west African stability  The Guardian

A rapid and alarming deterioration of the security situation in Burkina Faso is threatening to spread to its three southern neighbours, a senior US military figure ...



Burkina Faso ex-president offers to return to broker peace deal - Aljazeera.comBurkina Faso ex-president offers to return to broker peace deal  Aljazeera.com

Blaise Compaore led successful negotiations with armed groups in the past, but the government has no plans to allow him to return to the country.



Insecurity in Southwestern Burkina Faso in the Context of an Expanding Insurgency - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebInsecurity in Southwestern Burkina Faso in the Context of an Expanding Insurgency - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

While much attention has focused on Burkina's north and, more recently, east, insecurity has been brewing in the country's southwestern regions, bordering the ...



Burkina Faso - the country where its too dangerous to go to school - BBC NewsBurkina Faso - the country where its too dangerous to go to school  BBC News

Desks and chairs are piled up in the corner of a school with no children. On the blackboard, the date has been written down: 15 December 2018.



Over 60 killed in Burkina Faso inter-community clashes - FRANCE 24 EnglishOver 60 killed in Burkina Faso inter-community clashes  FRANCE 24 English

More than 60 civilians have been killed in tit-for-tat clashes between communities in northern Burkina Faso in recent days, the government said on Wednesday, ...



Terror Attacks on the Rise in Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebTerror Attacks on the Rise in Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Carla Babb. Violence fueled by extremists is on the rise in the West African nation of Burkina Faso and appears to be getting worse. In April more than 65 people ...



Burkina Faso: Respect Rights During Counterinsurgency Operation - Human Rights WatchBurkina Faso: Respect Rights During Counterinsurgency Operation  Human Rights Watch

Burkina Faso's security forces should scrupulously respect human rights during a new military operation launched in response to a deadly uptick in attacks by ...



Four killed in ambush on Catholic parade in Burkina Faso - CNNFour killed in ambush on Catholic parade in Burkina Faso  CNN

Four people were killed and a statue of the Virgin Mary was destroyed in an attack on parishioners during a religious procession in Burkina Faso, church officials ...



Amid Rising Sahel Violence, Burkina Faso Builds a Response - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebAmid Rising Sahel Violence, Burkina Faso Builds a Response - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Burkina Faso about Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding; published on 16 May 2019 by USIP.



Burkina Faso: Atrocities by Armed Islamists, Security Forces - Human Rights WatchBurkina Faso: Atrocities by Armed Islamists, Security Forces  Human Rights Watch

Atrocities by Islamist armed groups in Burkina Faso's northern Sahel Region and by security forces during counterterrorism operations have left scores dead and ...



US training program in Burkina Faso seeks to stabilize core region - The Defense PostUS training program in Burkina Faso seeks to stabilize core region  The Defense Post

The DC National Guard and Burkina Faso armed forces are working to stabilize the security situation through a comprehensive training partnership.



Jihadists kill 17 civilians in raid north of Burkina Faso, says defence minister - FRANCE 24Jihadists kill 17 civilians in raid north of Burkina Faso, says defence minister  FRANCE 24

Jihadist fighters killed 17 civilians in a night-time raid on a village in the troubled north of Burkina Faso, Defence Minister Cheriff Sy said Wednesday.



Orlando Pirates given boost in Yacouba Songn pursuit - GhanaWebOrlando Pirates given boost in Yacouba Songn pursuit  GhanaWeb

Orlando Pirates have been chasing after Burkina Faso striker Yacouba Songn and, after their pursuit hit a snag earlier in the week, emerged an indication that ...



13 killed in intercommunal violence in Burkina Faso - Aljazeera.com13 killed in intercommunal violence in Burkina Faso  Aljazeera.com

Burkina Faso has seen a spike in attacks in recent months as armed groups seek increased influence across the Sahel.



Kotoko complete signing of Patrick Yeboah from Karela - GhanaWebKotoko complete signing of Patrick Yeboah from Karela  GhanaWeb

Ghana Premier League giant, Kumasi Asante Kotoko has confirmed the signing of defender Patrick Yeboah from Karela United on a three-year deal. The player ...



Turkey condemns terror attacks in Burkina Faso - Anadolu AgencyTurkey condemns terror attacks in Burkina Faso  Anadolu Agency

ANKARA. Turkey slammed a terror attack in Burkina Faso that claimed more than a dozen lives on Friday. "We are saddened by the terrorist attack which took ...



Burkina Faso: Prime Minister and cabinet resign from office - BBC NewsBurkina Faso: Prime Minister and cabinet resign from office  BBC News

The Prime Minister of Burkina Faso, Paul Kaba Thieba, has resigned from office along with his entire cabinet. No reason was given for the move, which was ...



Terror Attacks on the Rise in Burkina Faso - Voice of AmericaTerror Attacks on the Rise in Burkina Faso  Voice of America

Violence fueled by extremists is on the rise in the West African nation of Burkina Faso and appears to be getting worse.In April more than 65 people died in ...



Burkina Faso piloting PrEP | UNAIDS - UNAIDSBurkina Faso piloting PrEP | UNAIDS  UNAIDS

For the past four months, Benjamin Sana has been regularly attending the Oasis Clinic in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, where he sees a doctor who gives him a ...



Violence in Burkina Faso continues to rise as 19 are killed in attack - Church TimesViolence in Burkina Faso continues to rise as 19 are killed in attack  Church Times

NINETEEN people were killed in a massacre in Burkina Faso last week, which was said to be linked to ...