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His father hails from Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso in West Africa. He met Sanon's mother while studying in Ukraine. Sanon was born in October 1999 and took up basketball around age 7 after watching his older brother play in their hometown of Donetsk, a Russian border town which seceded from Ukraine ...
But escalating violence will make it difficult for aid agencies to help in the remote area about 250 kilometres north of capital Ouagadougou, the Red Cross and the United Nations said. "There is no optimistic scenario," Christian Munezero, head of mission for the International Committee of the Red Cross, ...

But escalating violence will make it difficult for aid agencies to help in the remote area about 250 kilometres north of capital Ouagadougou, the Red Cross and the United Nations said. “There is no optimistic scenario,” Christian Munezero, head of mission for the International Committee of the Red Cross ...
Jihadists linked to al Qaeda killed eight people during an attack on the French embassy and the army headquarters in the capital Ouagadougou this month, the third major attack there in just over two years. The agricultural economy is expected to grow 6 percent this year, down from 6.5 percent in 2017, but ...
Although the Al Qaeda affiliate Jama'a Nusrat ul-Islam wa Al Muslimin - the "Islamic and Muslim Support Group" - claimed responsibility for the attack, the investigation by the Ouagadougou prosecutor is probing the possible involvement by people in Burkina Faso's military apparatus. Investigators will try to ...
Rabat – Burkinabe authorities expressed their gratitude to Morocco for its solidarity following the double terrorist attacks that hit Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou on March 2. Last week's deadly attacks on army headquarters and the French Embassy claimed the lives eight Burkinabe soldiers, while 61 ...

Residents of Ouagadougou say they fear fresh attacks, after the Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM), a jihadist group allied to al-Qaeda, on Saturday claimed responsibility for attacking the Burkinabe capital. Eight armed forces personnel were killed in the fighting in the West African nation on Friday ...
Gunmen have launched twin attacks in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, against the French embassy and army headquarters. Eight security personnel and eight attackers were killed in the fighting while 80 people including civilians, were wounded, officials say. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves ...
Inhabitants of Ouagadougou are still to recover from shock after militants carried out simultaneous attacks on Friday morning on the military headquarters of Burkina Faso and the French Embassy in Ouagadougou. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. According to Reuters, Attackers in Burkina Faso's ...
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Armed assailants attacked several targets in Burkina Faso's capital on Friday, including the army headquarters and ... given that French President Emmanuel Macron chose to outline his Africa strategy, including the fight against militants, in November in Ouagadougou.
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Attackers in Burkina Faso's capital killed eight people and wounded dozens more in a coordinated assault on the army headquarters and French embassy that France's foreign minister said was likely carried out by "terrorist groups". West Africa's arid Sahel region is suffering a ...
Gunmen have launched twin attacks in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, against the French embassy and army headquarters. Eight security personnel and eight attackers were killed in the fighting while 80 people including civilians, were wounded, officials say. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves ...
OUAGADOUGOU – West Africa's extremist threat has moved into a new part of the vast Sahel region, with a previously calm area of Burkina Faso facing the kinds of assaults that have forced thousands elsewhere to flee over the past year. Last week a police station was attacked by about 10 people in the ...
Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou, in a statement released on Saturday, has condemned the attacks on the Burkinabe capital Ouagadougou as “cowardly and barbaric” and said they only serve to strengthen the determination of the G5 Sahel to tackle terrorism.President Issoufou who is the current ...
The al Qaeda-affiliated militant group JNIM (Group for the Support of Islam and Muslims) has claimed responsibility for Friday's attacks in Ouagadougou, in a statement released to a Mauritanian media outlet. The message to Al Akhbar said the separate but simultaneous attacks on Burkina Faso's military ...
TWO gendarmerie personnel were killed when Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM) militants attacked the French embassy in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou on 2 March, Al-Jazeera and Reuters reported. Four militants were killed in retaliatory fire. Simultaneously, militants detonated a suicide ...
Two top generals accused of masterminding the plot, Gilbert Diendere and Djibrill Bassole, were cheered by supporters as they arrived at the court in the capital Ouagadougou. Security was high, with forces guarding a 200-metre (yard) cordon around the military tribunal. Traffic was blocked, mobile phones ...

The archdiocese signed a cooperative mission agreement to this effect with the Ouagadougou Archdiocese in Burkina Faso on Feb. 5 ... I'm happy to work with the Ouagadougou Archdiocese for the church's mission activities," said Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung of Seoul. Cardinal Yeom traveled to the ...
The signing of the agreements on February 22, 2018 in Accra after a three-day meeting of the Joint Committee of Experts on the Accra-Ouagadougou rail interconnectivity project showed the commitment of the two countries to intensify efforts to commence the construction of the railway line.
Idrissa Ouedraogo, whose simple, carefully observed movies about cultural change in Burkina Faso and elsewhere in Africa brought him international acclaim and a top award at the Cannes International Film Festival, died on Sunday in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, where he lived. He was 64 ...
OUAGADOUGOU – West Africa's extremist threat has moved into a new part of the vast Sahel region, with a previously calm area of Burkina Faso facing the kinds of assaults that have forced thousands elsewhere to flee over the past year. Last week a police station was attacked by about 10 people in the ...
(Ecofin Agency) - On February 2, 2018, the Turkish textile group Ayka Textile announced the construction of an integrated cotton processing plant in Ouagadougou, Sidwaya reports. The facility, valued at CFA220 billion, is set to be completed in the next six months. It will run with energy supplied by a ...
To mark the publication of the Report The Social Roots of Jihadist Violence in Burkina Faso's North on 12 October 2017, West Africa Analyst Cynthia Ohayon and Project Director Rinaldo Depagne presented their conclusions and recommendations in Ouagadougou to the various protagonists. Cynthia has ...
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso -- At least 13 people died when their truck hit an improvised explosive device after entering Mali from northern Burkina Faso, a councilman said. Moumouni Tamboura, who works in Djibo village in Burkina Faso, said Thursday that the dead were traders who leave Burkina ...
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) - A local councilman says at least 13 people have died after their truck hit an improvised explosive device after entering Mali from northern Burkina Faso. Moumouni Tamboura, who works in Djibo village in Burkina Faso, said Thursday the dead were traders who leave ...
OUAGADOUGOU: By 2050, Africa's population is projected to double to 2.5 billion. By 2100, the UN estimates it could easily top 4 billion, which is why Melinda Gates is visiting Burkina Faso. Like other West African nations, the landlocked country has a rapidly-growing population, and Gates is on a mission ...
(Ecofin Agency) - Initiated by WAEMU's commission, with authorities of Burkina Faso and Togo, a project to interconnect IT systems of Burkina Faso and Togo is actually being implemented. Its aim is to equip and end traffic facilitation between both countries. Another goal is to reduce time spent at ...
Ouagadougou (AFP) - While widespread malnutrition remains the biggest child killer in Burkina Faso, mothers' tasks are made all the more arduous by a chronic lack of access to contraception, Melinda Gates, wife of billionaire philanthropist Bill, told AFP in Ouagadougou this week. Melinda Gates battles to ...
(Ecofin Agency) - The power line linking Ghana and Burkina Faso will be operational by mid-2018. The Burkinabe minister of energy visited the facility's construction site for this purpose. The line (225 KV) will interconnect Bolgatanga (Ghana) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) localities. It will extend over ...
In his speech to “Africa's youth” in Ouagadougou, last November, France's president Emmanuel Macron made a big deal of his plans to promote the French language around the world, with advice from African thinkers and others. Two weeks later, he invited Alain Mabanckou—the celebrated Congolese ...
The entire complex is located on a 6.5 hectare plot of land, close to the future international airport of Ouagadougou, the country's capital. Accommodation and catering activities will enable the centre to generate income for the Burkina Faso Red Cross, which has to deal with unprecedented humanitarian ...
Ghana and Burkina Faso have agreed to constitute a 20-member expert committee to facilitate the development of railway interconnectivity from Accra to Ouagadougou. The two countries will each contribute 10 members to the committee. The committee is expected to develop an action plan and timelines ...
Earlier, the Emir and his accompanying delegation were received at Ouagadougou airport by Kabore, Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba, ministers and senior officials, Qatar's Ambassador to Burkina Faso Mohamed Jaber al-Kuwari and Burkina Faso's Ambassador to Qatar Adama Compaore, and heads of ...
Government's decision to construct a rail line from Accra to Ouagadougou has been given a major boost as Burkinabe Transport Minister, Souleymane Soulama has arrived in the country to negotiate ... The railway, he said will be from the Tema Port through Paga to the Burkinabe Capital, Ouagadougou.
This blog post highlights the work of the Ouagadougou Partnership, which was formed “in February 2011 among the governments of nine francophone West African countries, their technical partners, and donors to accelerate the use of family planning services in the region. The countries include Benin, ...
The city of Ouagadougou in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Burkinabe government has initiated a project for the construction of sanitation and waste management infrastructure costing 28 billion CFA francs. APA learned on Saturday from municipal sources.According to the ...
The families of victims of a terrorist attack in Ouagadougou exactly two years ago have criticized the supposed silence of the authorities over their concerns.After a wreath-laying ceremony at a memorial erected to remember the attack on Monday morning, the association for the victims' families told a press ...
The first edition of a fair on the theme: “Go Local”, is slated for February 19 to 25 in Ouagadougou, the organizers told APA.The fair is part of Burkina Faso's awareness-raising process to produce and consume locally, is being held under the theme: “Consumption of local products and job creation: national ...
... • Results of the Harmonized Framework revealed a deterioration of the food security situation in the country. • The Country Programme 200163 has experienced persisting shortfall throughout the year. Efforts and progress made so far among schoolchildren and malnourished antiretroviral (ARV) clients ...
French President Emmanuel Macron speaking on November 28 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. (screenshot via @EmmanuelMacron/Twitter). Last week during a speech in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, French President Emmanuel Macron called for the restitution of African artworks and ...
French President Emmanuel Macron met with university students in Burkina Faso Tuesday, as he kicked off a three-day trip to West Africa. He is the first French president in three decades to visit Burkina Faso. President Emmanuel Macron spent three hours on Tuesday at the University of Ouagadougou, ...
A two-day meeting to strengthen and coordinate health communication in West Africa as part of measures to improve health care commenced ...
Ouagadougou - Local government and security officials say suspected jihadists have staged an attack in Burkina Faso's northern Soum ...
The work on the Bolgatanga-Ouagadougou transmission line is ... discuss the status of the 225 kilovolt (kV) Bolgatanga–Ouagadougou Project.
I visited the city hall (Maison du Peuple) of Ouagadougou. I crammed into another “Desert Taxi,” left Timbuktu and the Niger River, and headed ...
... reported in 12 of the country's 13 health regions, with 64% of cases reported in the central region, particularly in the city of Ouagadougou.
The Soviets returned to Moscow the next day, but Sankara grounded the Libyans in Ouagadougou, and put them up at the city's only four-star ...
Ouagadougou, Oct 25 (AFP) A military court in Ouagadougou today began an indictment hearing for 107 people, including two generals, who ...
Gunmen have shot dead 18 people and injured others at a cafe in the centre of of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government ...
Ouagadougou - IOM, the UN Migration Agency this week (9/11 and 14/11) assisted 135 Burkinabe migrants to return home from Libya under ...


 

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