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Friday, 08-28-15, 14:57One Step Closer to Eradicating Malaria in the Sahel[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium's Programme Manager for the Burkina Faso country office, Dr. Victor Nana, discusses the recent SMC distributions in Burkina Faso, citing the challenges faced and highlighting the importance of implementing this intervention at scale. read more...
Friday, 08-28-15, 6:34Radio Station Burned Down in Burkina Faso[CPJ] Abuja -The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an arson attack on the independent Radio Manegmoogo in Burkina Faso on Monday and calls on authorities to identify and prosecute the perpetrators. The attack comes in the run-up to elections scheduled in October in a country that spent almost three decades under the authoritarian rule of recently ousted President Blaise Compaore, according to news reports. read more...
Friday, 08-28-15, 5:51Opportunity to Abolish the Death Penalty Must Be Seized[AI London] Burkina Faso must seize the opportunity to abolish the death penalty, Amnesty International said on the eve of parliamentary sessions which will culminate in an historic vote. read more...
Wednesday, 08-26-15, 16:11Beating Malaria in the Sahel[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium's Programme Manager for the Burkina Faso country office, Dr. Victor Nana, discusses the recent SMC distributions in Burkina Faso, citing the challenges faced and highlighting the importance of implementing this intervention at scale. read more...
Wednesday, 08-26-15, 16:05Case Study - Feedback From the Field, Burkina Faso[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium talks to Community Health Worker (CHW), Ipala Zidwemba, about his experience of administering SMC in the rural district of Boulsa, Burkina Faso. read more...
Wednesday, 08-26-15, 15:15Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention for the Sahel[Malaria Consortium] In the continued fight against malaria, there is increased recognition of the need to tailor interventions to suit local conditions and specific contexts. For the 25 million children aged 3-59 months who live in areas across the Sahel, the World Health Organization recommends seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) as an effective tool to prevent malaria. read more...
Tuesday, 08-25-15, 10:16Retained Candidates for October Polls Awaited[Cameroon Tribune] Some 22 aspiring candidates submitted nomination papers and provisional list of retained candidates will be published on August 29, 2015. read more...
Monday, 08-24-15, 8:53MFWA Deplores the Conviction of Burkinabe Journalist[MFWA] The MFWA strongly condemns the recent sentencing of a Burkinabe private investigative journalist, Boureima Ouedraogo to a three-month jail term by a court in Ouagadougou. read more...
Thursday, 08-20-15, 16:36Is Burkina Faso a Good Neighbour?[Ghanaian Chronicle] Ever since the Bagre Dam was constructed by the Burkinabe authorities on the Volta River, Ghana, which lies downstream has never known peace. Each time excess water in the dam is spilled, it floods into towns and villages in Upper East and Northern regions. In most of the cases, these floods result in the death of several Ghanaians, in addition to destruction of cash and food crops. read more...
Thursday, 08-13-15, 11:55Journalist Sentenced to Three Years for Defamation[MFWA] On July 23, 2015, a county court in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, sentenced Boureima Ouédraogo, the managing editor of Le Reporter, a privately-owned investigative newspaper, to three years in prison. read more...

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