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Wednesday, 12-17-14, 13:23Interim Govt Suspends Former Ruling Party[allAfrica]Burkina Faso’s interim government has announced the suspension of the country’s former ruling party, according to Reuters. read more...
Wednesday, 12-17-14, 13:20ECOWAS Heads of Governments Hold 46th Ordinary Session in Abuja, Harp On Peace Building[Nigerian Govt]The 46th Ordinary Session of the Head of States and Governments of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has launched its Common External Tariff (CET) at the meeting which held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Maitama, Abuja from December 14 - 15, 2014. read more...
Monday, 12-15-14, 19:33Successful Projects for Ambitious Mitigation[PR Newswire]London -Germany and the UK announce new ambitious NAMA Facility climate change mitigation projects in Burkina Faso, Peru, Thailand and Tajikistan and welcome the EU Commission and Denmark as additional donors to announce a third call for projects in the run-up to COP 21 in Paris. read more...
Monday, 12-15-14, 11:31African Court On Human and Peoples' Rights Rules in Favour of Journalist in Defamation Application[africancourt]The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (AfCHPR) in a matter of Lohé Issa Konaté (Applicant) v. Burkina Faso (Respondent State), Application No 004/2013 has ruled unanimously in favour of the Applicant, a Journalist, in a Judgement delivered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Friday 5 December, 2014. read more...
Monday, 12-15-14, 7:35West Africa After Compaoré[ISS]Burkina Faso's political transition is now under way. Michel Kafando, retired diplomat and former foreign minister, has been appointed interim President and Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Yacouba Zida, who assumed power after former president Blaise Compaoré's departure, is Prime Minister. Attention is focused on the challenges of the transition that will lead to the 2015 elections. But what impact has Compaoré's downfall had on the West African region? read more...
Friday, 12-12-14, 13:01Kerry on Burkina Faso National Day[State Department]U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE read more...
Thursday, 12-11-14, 13:42African Rights Court Rejects Imprisonment in Defamation Cases[IPI]Landmark ruling orders Burkina Faso to change law; IPI urges other states to follow suit read more...
Thursday, 12-11-14, 10:51In Landmark Decision, African Court Rules Imprisonment for Defamation Violates Free Expression[IFEX]This statement was originally published on misa.org on 9 December 2014. read more...
Wednesday, 12-10-14, 12:33Paying Out-of-Pocket for Healthcare Leads to 'Deep Impoverishment' - UN Report[UN News]Some 80 per cent of the population across 44 countries lives without any health protection, essentially being deprived of the right to healthcare simply because they cannot afford it, according a new report released by the International Labour Organization (ILO). read more...
Wednesday, 12-10-14, 11:18African Court - Imprisonment for Defamation Violates Freedom of Expression[MISA]Media and human rights organisations are delighted with today's decision of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights in the case of Konatév Burkina Faso to rule that imprisonment for defamation violates the right to freedom of expression and that criminal defamation laws should only be used in restricted circumstances. read more...

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