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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Nearly 300 000 flee jihadist violence in Burkina Faso - UN - News24
  1. Nearly 300 000 flee jihadist violence in Burkina Faso - UN  News24
  2. The further north, the more dangerous it is: On the Burkina Faso front line  Al Jazeera English
  3. Burkina Faso threatened with famine caused by terrorism  DW (English)
  4. Burkina Faso police killed in Soum ambush  The Defense Post
  5. Six policemen in attack in northern Burkina Faso  Daily Nation
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West African leaders pledge $1bn to fight armed groups - Al Jazeera English
  1. West African leaders pledge $1bn to fight armed groups  Al Jazeera English
  2. 2 killed in attack on army detachments in Burkina Faso - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua
  3. West African leaders pledge $1 billion to tackle terrorism  FRANCE 24 English
  4. West African leaders pledge $1 billion to fight Islamist threat  TODAYonline
  5. G5 Sahel Summit: African Development Bank, partners, commit to light up and power the Sahel with the Desert to Power initiative  Inter Press Service
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Dozens killed in Burkina Faso attacks - Al Jazeera EnglishDozens killed in Burkina Faso attacks  Al Jazeera English

Government struggling to contain deadly rebellion that has spread from the West African country's north to east.



Burkina Faso conflict causing severe child education crisis - Aljazeera.comBurkina Faso conflict causing severe child education crisis  Aljazeera.com

Violence in Burkina Faso has left almost half a million children without formal education.



Burkina Faso conflict causing record humanitarian crisis - Aljazeera.comBurkina Faso conflict causing record humanitarian crisis  Aljazeera.com

Hundreds of people have been killed in the fighting in the country, causing a major food crisis affecting nearly 1.5 million people.



Power duo tackle twin challenges in Burkina Faso - UN EnvironmentPower duo tackle twin challenges in Burkina Faso  UN Environment

Two young entrepreneurs in Burkina Faso are testing their solution to cut air pollution and provide efficient fuel from food waste in recycled stoves.



Christians in Burkina Faso face options: 'Flee, convert or die' - Crux: Covering all things CatholicChristians in Burkina Faso face options: 'Flee, convert or die'  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Christians in Burkina Faso are being forced to “flee, convert or die” by Islamist jihadists, according to the head of a Catholic aid charity.



Burkina Faso convicts two generals over deadly 2015 coup - Aljazeera.comBurkina Faso convicts two generals over deadly 2015 coup  Aljazeera.com

General Gilbert Diendere sentenced to 20 years in prison while General Bassole handed 10-year sentence.



Burkina Faso Coup Leader's Wife Sentenced to 30 Years - VOA NewsBurkina Faso Coup Leader's Wife Sentenced to 30 Years  VOA News

A military tribunal in Burkina Faso on Tuesday handed down a sentence of 30 years to the wife of a general convicted of leading a deadly coup bid four years ...



Dozens of Burkina Faso troops killed in 'major terrorist attack' - Al Jazeera EnglishDozens of Burkina Faso troops killed in 'major terrorist attack'  Al Jazeera English

At least 24 soldiers killed in attack on a military base in Burkina Faso's northern Soum province.



EU, Germany and France vow support for Burkina Faso, G5 Sahel in fighting terrorism - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaEU, Germany and France vow support for Burkina Faso, G5 Sahel in fighting terrorism - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

OUAGADOUGOU, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Burkina Faso and G5 Sahel have secured support of the European Union (EU), Germany and France in fighting terrorism.



Burkina Faso: Situation Report - 11 Sep 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso: Situation Report - 11 Sep 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Burkina Faso about Coordination, Education, Children, IDPs and more; published on 11 Sep 2019 by OCHA.



Black Stars ‘B’ take on Burkina Faso in CHAN qualifying match on Sunday - Ghana Football AssociationBlack Stars ‘B’ take on Burkina Faso in CHAN qualifying match on Sunday  Ghana Football Association

The home based Black Stars will take on Burkina Faso in the first leg of their CHAN qualifying double header tie on Sunday September 22. The first leg tie i...



Burkina Faso soldier killed in Soum ambush - The Defense PostBurkina Faso soldier killed in Soum ambush  The Defense Post

One Burkina Faso soldier and five assailants were killed in an ambush on an army patrol in Diomsogui in Soum province in the Sahel region.



Burkina Faso terminates the Communication Infrastructure Strengthening Support Project - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from AfricaBurkina Faso terminates the Communication Infrastructure Strengthening Support Project  Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

Meeting in the September 11 Council of Ministers, the Burkinabe government adopted a decree terminating the Communication Infrastructure.



Insurgencies and Unrest in Burkina Faso: People are living in fear - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from AfricaInsurgencies and Unrest in Burkina Faso: People are living in fear  Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

The government of Burkina Faso continues to face growing attacks and social unrest. In Ouagadougou, the capital, the Kwame Nkrumah street is being.



10,000 underage Nigerian girls forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso —Ambassador - The Punch10,000 underage Nigerian girls forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso —Ambassador  The Punch

The Nigerian Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Ramatu Ahmed, says no fewer than 10000 Nigerian girls are forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso. Ah...



Life after power – Burkina Faso: Blaise Compaoré, homesick blues - The Africa ReportLife after power – Burkina Faso: Blaise Compaoré, homesick blues  The Africa Report

Exiled in Côte d'Ivoire since 2014, the former head of state lives comfortably, but dreams of the day when he can finally return to his home in Burkina Faso.



Burkina Faso killings condemned - defenceWebBurkina Faso killings condemned  defenceWeb

Gunmen killed 24 soldiers in an attack on an army unit in Burkina Faso, the deadliest yet in the West African nation's fight against Islamist militants, which the ...



Burkina Faso: UNHCR Operational Update, July 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso: UNHCR Operational Update, July 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Burkina Faso and 2 other countries about Agriculture, Coordination, Children, IDPs and more; published on 28 Aug 2019 by ...



Analysis: Burkina Faso's volatile north suffers peak in jihadist militancy - FRANCE 24 EnglishAnalysis: Burkina Faso's volatile north suffers peak in jihadist militancy  FRANCE 24 English

An affiliate of al Qaeda's North African branch has claimed an attack on Burkina Faso's military and threatened the country with further attacks. FRANCE 24's ...



The impact of giving women land rights in Burkina Faso - Deutsche WelleThe impact of giving women land rights in Burkina Faso  Deutsche Welle

Traditionally farmland in Burkina Faso is owned by men. But an NGO in the western part of the country is working to convince them to let women have a bigger ...



Canada's Teranga kicks off production at Burkina Faso gold mine - MINING.comCanada's Teranga kicks off production at Burkina Faso gold mine  MINING.com

Teranga Gold (TSE: TGZ) has kicked off production at its Wahgnion gold mine in Burkina Faso ahead of schedule, the Canadian miner announced Wednesday.



Burkina Faso: Situation Report - 29 Aug 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso: Situation Report - 29 Aug 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Burkina Faso about Coordination, Education, Children, IDPs and more; published on 29 Aug 2019 by OCHA.



UNICEF Burkina Faso Humanitarian Situation Report No. 5, July 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebUNICEF Burkina Faso Humanitarian Situation Report No. 5, July 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

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



BURKINA FASO : Money woes force Balaji to seek buyer for Inata gold - Africa IntelligenceBURKINA FASO : Money woes force Balaji to seek buyer for Inata gold  Africa Intelligence

Unable to make the Burkinabe gold mine profitable two years after purchasing the mine, Indian firm Balaji feels it best to call it quits on the asset.



BURKINA FASO: Mathieu Ouedraogo’s cultivation technique awarded at COP14 - AFRIK 21BURKINA FASO: Mathieu Ouedraogo’s cultivation technique awarded at COP14  AFRIK 21

Mathieu Ouedraogo received the "Land for Life" award. The farmer, who has devoted most of his life to restoring and fertilising degraded lands, was honoured ...



Christians in Burkina Faso either 'flee, convert or die' - NewsbookChristians in Burkina Faso either 'flee, convert or die'  Newsbook

Christians in Burkina Faso are being forced to “flee, convert or die” by Islamic jihadists, according to a leading Catholic aid charity “Clancy”. Burkina Faso's ...



Education Under Threat in West and Central Africa - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebEducation Under Threat in West and Central Africa - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English Analysis on Burkina Faso and 7 other countries about Education, Protection and Human Rights, Children, IDPs and more; published on 23 Aug 2019 by ...



Burkina Faso acquires Shrek-M vehicles from Ukraine - defenceWebBurkina Faso acquires Shrek-M vehicles from Ukraine  defenceWeb

Burkina Faso's military has taken delivery of several Shrek-M mine detection and disposal vehicles from Ukraine's AutoKrAZ. Three vehicles were delivered in ...



Burkina Faso court jails two generals over 2015 coup - News24Burkina Faso court jails two generals over 2015 coup  News24

A military court in Burkina Faso has convicted and jailed two generals on charges of masterminding a coup in the fragile Sahel state in 2015.



6 killed in ambush on army patrol in northern Burkina Faso - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua6 killed in ambush on army patrol in northern Burkina Faso - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

OUAGADOUGOU, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- At least six people were killed as unknown gunmen ambushed armed forces patrol Thursday in northern Burkina Faso's ...



CHAN Qualifier: Ghana host Burkina Faso in first leg on September 22 - Ghanasoccernet.comCHAN Qualifier: Ghana host Burkina Faso in first leg on September 22  Ghanasoccernet.com

Ghana's Black Stars B will host Burkina Faso in the Championship for Africa Nations (CHAN) qualifier at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday September ...



Teranga producing gold in Burkina Faso - Resource World MagazineTeranga producing gold in Burkina Faso  Resource World Magazine

Teranga Gold Corp. [TGZ-TSX, ASX; TGCDF-OTCQX] said Thursday September 5 that its second West African gold mine has reached the production stage ...



AU strongly condemns terrorist attack in Burkina Faso that killed 24 soldiers - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaAU strongly condemns terrorist attack in Burkina Faso that killed 24 soldiers - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

ADDIS ABABA, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Thursday condemned a recent terrorist attack ...



Jail for Burkina Faso coup leaders - defenceWebJail for Burkina Faso coup leaders  defenceWeb

Two senior allies of deposed former Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore were sentenced to 10 and 20 years in prison respectively for organising a 2015 ...



4 Christians killed by jihadis in Burkina Faso for wearing crucifixes: report - Christian Post4 Christians killed by jihadis in Burkina Faso for wearing crucifixes: report  Christian Post

A series of deadly militant attacks targeting Christians in the northeast part of Burkina Faso, a once peaceful West African country, has rocked the Christian ...



Four Christians in Burkina Faso Executed by Islamic Extremists for Wearing Crosses - CBN NewsFour Christians in Burkina Faso Executed by Islamic Extremists for Wearing Crosses  CBN News

Islamic extremists continue to target and murder Christians in northeastern Burkina Faso. Aid to the Church in Need reports in the latest attack on June 27, four ...



Burkina Faso, G5 Sahel anti-terror efforts backed - MENAFN.COMBurkina Faso, G5 Sahel anti-terror efforts backed  MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN) Germany, France and the European Union (EU) will back anti-terrorism efforts being conducted by Burkina Faso and G5 Sahel, a Mauritania-based.



Sarama Resources: 2019 Karankasso Exploration Budget Set at $5 Million - Junior Mining NetworkSarama Resources: 2019 Karankasso Exploration Budget Set at $5 Million  Junior Mining Network

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / September 17, 2019 / Sarama Resources Ltd. (“Sarama” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:SWA) is pleased to announce that ...



Mako Gold focused on golden Cote d"lvoire and Burkina Faso exploration terrain - Proactive Investors UKMako Gold focused on golden Cote d"lvoire and Burkina Faso exploration terrain  Proactive Investors UK

The company's MD and exploration manager are taking part in the Africa Down Under conference this week.



25 Local Black Stars to fine-tune preparations for Burkina Faso CHAN qualifier - GhanaWeb25 Local Black Stars to fine-tune preparations for Burkina Faso CHAN qualifier  GhanaWeb

The Local Black Stars are in the final week of preparations for Sunday's 2020 African Nations Championship final round qualifier first leg against Burkina Faso.



Extremists attacks in Burkina Faso kill 29 civilians - WBOY.comExtremists attacks in Burkina Faso kill 29 civilians  WBOY.com

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's government says suspected extremists have carried out two attacks killing a total of 29 people in the ...



Burkina Faso court sets date for coup trial decision - The Sun DailyBurkina Faso court sets date for coup trial decision  The Sun Daily

OUAGADOUGOU: A military court in Burkina Faso on Monday said it would announce the long-awaited verdict next week in the trial of 84 people, including...



Buhari Jets Out To Burkina Faso Saturday For ECOWAS Counter-terrorism Summit - SaharaReporters.comBuhari Jets Out To Burkina Faso Saturday For ECOWAS Counter-terrorism Summit  SaharaReporters.com

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Saturday to attend the one-day Economic Community of West African States Heads of State and Government ...



Strategic Market Intelligence: Insurance Industry in Burkina Faso-Key Trends and Opportunities to 2022 - Rapid News NetworkStrategic Market Intelligence: Insurance Industry in Burkina Faso-Key Trends and Opportunities to 2022  Rapid News Network

Summary. GlobalDatas “Strategic Market Intelligence: Insurance Industry in Burkina Faso – Key Trends and Opportunities to 2022”, report provides a detailed ...



Armed attacks, insecurity exacerbate humanitarian situation in Burkina Faso: UN - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaArmed attacks, insecurity exacerbate humanitarian situation in Burkina Faso: UN - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- Humanitarian situation has worsened in parts of Burkina Faso due to armed attacks and insecurity, a UN spokesperson ...



Suspected killer of Otumfuo's Asamponhene arrested in Burkina Faso - GhanaWebSuspected killer of Otumfuo's Asamponhene arrested in Burkina Faso  GhanaWeb

The businessman on police wanted list in connection with the murder of Otumfuo's Asamponhene, Oheneba Kwadwo Aforduor, has been arrested in Burkina ...



Periscoping Burkina Faso: a jihadist domino in the Sahel? - Foreign BriefPeriscoping Burkina Faso: a jihadist domino in the Sahel?  Foreign Brief

Militant jihadist groups have been seeking a foothold in and destabilising Burkina Faso since 2015, threatening neighbouring countries like Ghana, Ivory Coast, ...



Teranga's Wahgnio mine in Burkina Faso processes ore ahead of schedule - The Northern MinerTeranga's Wahgnio mine in Burkina Faso processes ore ahead of schedule  The Northern Miner

Teranga Gold's (TSX: TGZ; US-OTC: TGCDF) Wahgnion open-pit gold mine in Burkina Faso started processing ore in August, two months ahead of schedule, ...



Equal Land Access for Women in Kenya and Burkina Faso - Food TankEqual Land Access for Women in Kenya and Burkina Faso  Food Tank

Find out how gender impacts food security in Kenya and Burkina Faso, and how organizations are working to improve land access to women for a more ...



Seven Christians hand-picked to be slaughtered by Islamist militants in Burkina Faso, says Barnabas source - Barnabas FundSeven Christians hand-picked to be slaughtered by Islamist militants in Burkina Faso, says Barnabas source  Barnabas Fund

Seven people were identified as Christians and executed while others were freed after Islamist gunmen searched and questioned a group of civilians for ...



Morocco's Coach Defends Ziyech After Penalty Miss Against Burkina Faso - Morocco World NewsMorocco's Coach Defends Ziyech After Penalty Miss Against Burkina Faso  Morocco World News

Rabat – Vahid Halilhodzic, Morocco's newly appointed coach of the national football team, is taking Hakim Ziyech's defense after yet another crucial miss from ...



At least 10 soldiers killed in attack on Burkina Faso army unit - The Jerusalem PostAt least 10 soldiers killed in attack on Burkina Faso army unit  The Jerusalem Post

Unidentified armed militants on Monday killed at least 10 soldiers and wounded many others in an attack on a military unit in northern Burkina Faso, the army ...



Arrow Minerals completes acquisition of gold exploration projects in Burkina Faso - Proactive Investors UKArrow Minerals completes acquisition of gold exploration projects in Burkina Faso  Proactive Investors UK

Acquisition adds six projects with drill targets identified at multiple projects with the potential for significant gold discoveries.



ACLED Regional Overview – Africa (17 September 2019) - Somalia - ReliefWebACLED Regional Overview – Africa (17 September 2019) - Somalia  ReliefWeb

English Analysis on Somalia and 6 other countries about Mine Action, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding and more; published on 17 Sep 2019 by ACLED.



The International Organization for Migration (IOM) facilitated the voluntary return of 83 migrants whose boat has grounded on the banks of Ebodje (Cameroon) - Cameroon - ReliefWebThe International Organization for Migration (IOM) facilitated the voluntary return of 83 migrants whose boat has grounded on the banks of Ebodje (Cameroon) - Cameroon  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Cameroon and 3 other countries about Protection and Human Rights and Refugees; published on 16 Sep 2019 by IOM.



Burkina Faso Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Statistics and Analyses 2019 - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Yahoo FinanceBurkina Faso Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Statistics and Analyses 2019 - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Yahoo Finance

The "Burkina Faso - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.



W African leaders agree on billion-dollar anti-jihadist plan - eNCAW African leaders agree on billion-dollar anti-jihadist plan  eNCA

BURKINA FASO - West African leaders on Saturday announced a billion-dollar plan to fight the rising problem of jihadist violence in the region, at a summit in ...



Argentina's IAEA hopeful sounds 'perfect', U.S. energy secretary says - ReutersArgentina's IAEA hopeful sounds 'perfect', U.S. energy secretary says  Reuters

Argentina's contender to become the next chief of the U.N. nuclear watchdog "sounds like a perfect candidate", U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on ...



Violence, Displacement On Rise In Sahel Region Of Africa - Eurasia ReviewViolence, Displacement On Rise In Sahel Region Of Africa  Eurasia Review

Catholic Relief Services is warning of increasing violence and displacement in the Sahel— the vast area of western and north-central Africa stretching from ...



AFRICAN UNION CONDEMNS RECENT TERRORIST VIOLENCE IN BURKINA FASO - Black Star NewsAFRICAN UNION CONDEMNS RECENT TERRORIST VIOLENCE IN BURKINA FASO  Black Star News

[Africa News] African Union Commission Chairman has condemned to recent terror attacks in Burkina Faso that left 26 civilians dead on Sunday and six police ...



Hearts of Oak quintet retained in Black Stars B 25-man squad for Burkina Faso clash - GhanaWebHearts of Oak quintet retained in Black Stars B 25-man squad for Burkina Faso clash  GhanaWeb

Black Stars B coach Maxwell Konadu has reduced his squad size to 25 ahead of next Sunday's 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) final qualifying ...



Solomon Islands breaks with Taiwan as China pulls out checkbook - Los Angeles TimesSolomon Islands breaks with Taiwan as China pulls out checkbook  Los Angeles Times

Solomon Islands is latest country to split with Taiwan after China offers huge sums of money. Now 16 countries are aligned with Taiwan, 170 with China.



China extends influence in Pacific as Solomon Islands break with Taiwan - The GuardianChina extends influence in Pacific as Solomon Islands break with Taiwan  The Guardian

Blow for Taipei as largest remaining ally in region switches relations to Beijing.



Solomons, Taiwan's biggest ally, embrace China - Daily SabahSolomons, Taiwan's biggest ally, embrace China  Daily Sabah

Taiwan has lost its largest ally in the Pacific after the Solomon Islands confirmed Tuesday that it is switching diplomatic allegiance to China, and...



3 Million Women Say Their First Sexual Encounter Was Rape — But That Number Is Most Likely Higher - Rolling Stone3 Million Women Say Their First Sexual Encounter Was Rape — But That Number Is Most Likely Higher  Rolling Stone

When it comes to assessing the prevalence of sexual assault, there's still a lot we don't know. We do know, for instance, that sexual assault is underreported, but ...



Taiwan says China meddling with elections after Solomon Islands cuts ties - CNATaiwan says China meddling with elections after Solomon Islands cuts ties  CNA

A woman rides a bicycle past Taiwan and China national flags during a rally held by a group of pro-China supporters calling for peaceful reunification.



West African leaders pledge $1 bln to fight Islamist threat - The Daily HeraldWest African leaders pledge $1 bln to fight Islamist threat  The Daily Herald

OUAGADOUGOU--West African leaders have pledged $1 billion to combat the spiralling threat of Islamist militancy in the region, the head of the regional ...



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 ...



Escalating Violence in Burkina Faso Is Outpacing the Government’s Response - World Politics ReviewEscalating Violence in Burkina Faso Is Outpacing the Government’s Response  World Politics Review

On May 12, unknown attackers killed a Catholic priest and five worshippers in northern Burkina Faso, before burning the church. Two days later, four Catholics ...



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 Bartiébougou, the Kalashnikov-wielding men in charge check his ID. But first they check his forehead. They are looking for the indent ...



Plant to Power in Burkina Faso - UN EnvironmentPlant to Power in Burkina Faso  UN Environment

Young Champion of the Earth from 2017, Mariama Mamane, turns water hyacinth, an invasive species, into fertilizer, bio-gas and energy.



Burkina Faso: The “land of the incorruptible” on the path to a networked future - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso: The “land of the incorruptible” on the path to a networked future - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Burkina Faso about Climate Change and Environment, Contributions and more; published on 23 Jul 2019 by KfW.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



WFP Warns of 'Unprecedented' Food Emergency in Burkina Faso - VOA NewsWFP Warns of 'Unprecedented' Food Emergency in Burkina Faso  VOA News

The World Food Program warns that millions of people in Burkina Faso are facing what it calls an unprecedented humanitarian emergency because of growing ...



Gunmen raid church in Burkina Faso, killing four - FRANCE 24Gunmen raid church in Burkina Faso, killing four  FRANCE 24

Gunmen burst into a church in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday and shot dead four people, a security source said. This is the fourth attack on Christians in the ...



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 - the country where it’s too dangerous to go to school - BBC NewsBurkina Faso - the country where it’s 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.



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 ...



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.



Burkina Faso urged to avoid curbs on security reporting - ReutersBurkina Faso urged to avoid curbs on security reporting  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 on media that ...



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 ...



'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 ...



French troops free hostages in Burkina Faso - BBC NewsFrench troops free hostages in Burkina Faso  BBC News

Four foreign hostages have been freed by French forces in the West African country of Burkina Faso, France says. Commanders launched the operation to ...



Burkina Faso - Emergency Plan 2019 (update) - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso - Emergency Plan 2019 (update) - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English Appeal on Burkina Faso about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition and IDPs; published on 05 Aug 2019 by FAO.



Burkina Faso : Incidents sécuritaires - région du Sahel, Du 1er janvier au 30 juin 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso : Incidents sécuritaires - région du Sahel, Du 1er janvier au 30 juin 2019 - 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 ...



Burkina Faso: UNHCR Operational Update, May 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso: UNHCR Operational Update, May 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Burkina Faso and 3 other countries about Coordination, Education, Children, IDPs and more; published on 03 Jun 2019 by UNHCR.



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, ...



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 ...



Burkina Faso church appeals for protection against terror attacks - Angelus NewsBurkina Faso church appeals for protection against terror attacks  Angelus News

A bishop leader in Burkina Faso called on the world to stop the massacre of Christians by foreign-backed Islamist groups that are "better armed and equipped" ...



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.



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.



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.



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 ...