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Tuesday, 02-09-16, 15:12Terrorist Attacks in Ouagadougou[Fahamu] The jihadist explanation is an unacceptable distraction read more...
Tuesday, 02-09-16, 14:19WB Vice President for Africa Visits Burkina Faso[Business Day] The World Bank's Vice President for the Africa Region, Mr. Makhtar Diop, is visiting Burkina Faso from February 8-10, 2016. read more...
Tuesday, 02-09-16, 11:16Australian Woman Freed From Al-Qaeda in Burkina Faso[Al Jazeera] An elderly Australian woman kidnapped last month along with her husband in northern Burkina Faso by a group affiliated to al-Qaeda has been freed, a spokesman for the president of neighbouring Niger has said. read more...
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...

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