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Monday, 02-08-16, 17:36Sub-Saharan Africa Lags Behind On Poverty Eradication[Africa Renewal] Burkina Faso, a landlocked West African country south of the Sahara Desert, has been in the news since political unrest erupted there in 2014. Had peace prevailed, the country would have had a moment to savour the finding that they were among the few African countries that reduced poverty over the last 15 years. read more...
Monday, 02-08-16, 15:19World Bank Vice President for Africa to Visit Burkina Faso[World Bank] The World Bank's Vice President for the Africa Region, Mr. Makhtar Diop, will visit Burkina Faso on February 8-10, 2016. read more...
Monday, 02-08-16, 9:09The New Jihadist Strategy in the Sahel[IRIN] Nairobi -Security has been intense over the last few weeks in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, with police and soldiers on the streets, vehicle searches, and round-ups of alleged Islamist militants. read more...
Sunday, 02-07-16, 5:49Australian Medical Worker Freed By Al Qaeda Kidnappers[Deutsche Welle] An Australian woman kidnapped last month in Burkina Faso by militants linked to al Qaeda has been released. Her husband is still being held. read more...
Saturday, 02-06-16, 8:24Lessons From Nation's Decision to Drop GM Cotton[The Conversation Africa] The thorny topic of genetically modified (GM) crops was recently thrust into the global spotlight again. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Bill Gates said that GM crops are a necessary tool to fight hunger and poverty in Africa. read more...
Friday, 02-05-16, 8:12From Mali to Burkina Faso - What Every Nigerian Needs to Know[Guardian] On 20 November 2015, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility for an attack on a Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali which led to the death of more than 20 people. The hotel is said to be located in one of Bamako's wealthy neighborhoods which is also home to government ministries and diplomats. read more...
Tuesday, 02-02-16, 14:43Urey Won't 'Have Choice' Turning Over PYJ for Sankara's Death[FrontPageAfrica] The mystery surrounding the death of Thomas Sankara, who ruled Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987, continues to mystify the continent of Africa. Last December, the government of Burkina Faso issued an international arrest warrant for ousted leader Blaise Compaore in connection with the murder of the former President, who remains widely popular in West Africa since his death on October 15, 1987, during the coup that brought his friend and former comrade-in-arms Compaore to power. read more...
Monday, 02-01-16, 14:34President Al-Bashir Meets Presidents of Guinea, Burkina Faso On Sideline of AU Summit in Addis Ababa[SNA] Addis Ababa -President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir held a series of meetings in Ethiopian Capital of Addis Ababa with and a number of Presidents and heads of delegation on sideline of the 26th African Summit. read more...
Friday, 01-29-16, 13:42What's the Weather in Burkina Faso?[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Sub-Saharan Africa is still struggling to face droughts and floods without the weather and climate information it needs. But as the planet warms, making extreme weather more likely, efforts to fill the knowledge gaps on the continent are also gaining in strength. read more...
Wednesday, 01-27-16, 16:59'Suspected Terrorist' Is Campaore's Bodyguard[Ghanaian Chronicle] Wa -The suspected terrorist, who was arrested at Gwollu in the Upper West Region, has turned out to be the bodyguard of former President of Burkina Faso, Blase Compaore. Zuure Braimah was arrested by the Sissala West Police Command, after residents of the area became suspicious of his movements. read more...

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