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OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - "From April 19 to 27 the armed forces carried out operations to cordon off the northern border, leading to the arrest of 100 suspects including sought individuals as well as the neutralisation of explosives," an army statement said. "The same kind of operation was carried ...
Dakar — Ethnic violence in central Mali has driven 3,000 people into northern Burkina Faso since February, straining dwindling food and medical supplies in that part of the West African nation, the United Nations said on Tuesday. More refugees are expected to arrive, driven by a surge in fighting between ...

Early this month, Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou was briefly enlivened as a frustrated coalition of housing and human rights associations took to the streets. Demonstrating against what they see as the government's “complicit silence” over “land grabbing” by real estate companies and agribusinesses, ...
Militants belonging to the so-called Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) under Abu Walid al Sahrawi have claimed responsibility for two attacks in northern Burkina Faso. In a phone call to the AFP, a spokesman for the jihadists claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of a schoolteacher and the ...
Burkina Faso's National Women team defeated Gambia's Queen Scorpions on Friday prior to the crucial 2019 Africa Women cup of nation preliminary first 1st leg qualifiers at the Burkina national stadium in Ouagadougou. The queen Scorpions will now brawl for a home win tomorrow at the ...
But with the attack on the army base — as well as the ones which preceded it — the limits of religious tolerance in Burkina Faso are being tested. In the sparsely populated and neglected northern and eastern regions of the country, the intensity and frequency of the attacks are increasing. However, Bamba ...
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a new three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Burkina Faso for Special Drawing Right (SDR) 108.36 million (about $157.6 million or 90 per cent of Burkina Faso's quota) in support of the country's ...
Rigaud and four regional counties including the Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC have formalized a five-year partnership with municipalities and regions in Burkina Faso and Mali. The partnership is part of the Partners for Municipal Innovation program managed by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities ...
The landmark trial over a failed 2015 coup in Burkina Faso resumed in Ouagadougou Wednesday after being suspended three weeks ago when defence lawyers staged a walkout, an AFP correspondent said. There was a large audience as the hearing opened before a military court which convened at a ...
Two weeks after his death, young filmmakers in Burkina Faso want to keep the work of Idrissa Ouedraogo alive. One of his projects was Boukary Koutou, a fiction film dedicated to the resistance led by King Mossi against the French colonization. And members of his team are determined to keep his work ...
19 March: Total Eren and the African Energy Management Platform (AEMP) have opened what they claim to be the world's largest hybrid solar and thermal plant at an off-grid gold mine in Northern Burkina Faso. The new 15MW solar PV project has been connected to an existing 57MW heavy fuel oil (HFO) ...
Meanwhile, Total Eren executive VP and global head of business development Fabienne Demol noted that the ceremony set a long-lasting footprint for Total Eren in Burkina Faso and confirms the company's ability to collaborate, together with its partner Africa Energy Management Platform (AEMP), with ...
Burkina Faso is mourning the victims of last week's attacks on its military headquarters and the French embassy. An investigation into the violence ... News that the arrested men are not foreigners, but a mix of active and former soldiers, surprised many in Burkina Faso, but not all. Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque ...
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 ...
Ougadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, was shaken on March 2 by an attack by two heavily-armed commando squads on the French embassy and the headquarters of the Burkinabe army in the center of the city. For several hours, the Burkinabe army and French special forces were locked in a firefight ...

Burkina Faso attacks eight arrested Eight people including two Burkinabe soldiers were arrested in connection with an attack by Islamist militants that killed eight security agents in Burkina Faso's capital, the country's prosecutor said. A Mali-based al Qaeda affiliate called Jama'a Nusrat ul-Islam wa ...
According to a recent national nutrition survey, the overall national rate of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) reaches the emergency threshold of 2%. In the Sahel part of the country, it reaches 4.1%. This means that the number children under five suffering from SAM and requiring life-saving nutrition ...
Ouagadougou - Jihadist strikes on Burkina Faso have shed light on West Africa's Achilles' heel, experts say. They point to a country whose security apparatus has been battered by the ouster of a dictator with military roots, and where poverty and unemployment provide jihadists with fertile ground for ...
Burkinabe authorities have made arrests after the start of investigations following attacks on the French and staff of the armed forces. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. “Eight people were arrested and held in police custody, more than sixty people were interrogated either as victims or witnesses,” a ...
Ouagadougou - Authorities in Burkina Faso say they have arrested eight Burkinabe nationals in connection with last week's attacks on army headquarters and the French Embassy. Prosecutor Maizan Sereme announced on Tuesday that two of the suspects are current soldiers. Another is a former soldier ...
Smoke rises above Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, during multiple attacks on 2 March, which targeted the military headquarters and the French embassy. Source: Ahmed Ouoba/AFP/Getty Images ...
A former Burkina Faso soldier may have participated in Friday's simultaneous attacks by al Qaeda-linked extremists on the army headquarters and heavily-guarded French Embassy in the capital, Ouagadougou. The simultaneous attacks resulted in the deaths of nine jihadists and seven soldiers at the army ...
An extremist group affiliated with al-Qaida claimed responsibility on Saturday for two coordinated attacks in Burkina Faso. At least eight people were killed and more than 80 people were injured in attacks in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou on Friday. The government and United Nations called the two ...
Speaking in Paris, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said France was targeted because it is "Burkina Faso's ally in its fight against terrorism." The UN Security Council issued a statement condemning "in the strongest terms the barbaric and cowardly terrorist attacks" in Ouagadougou. Its members ...
DOHA, March 3 (Xinhua) -- Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani condemned the terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso which left seven people dead, Qatar's state news agency (QNA) reported Saturday. Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has expressed his condemnation of the terrorist attacks that took ...
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Market trading and street life is slowly returning to normal in Burkina Faso's capital city a day after Islamic extremists attacked the French Embassy and army headquarters in assaults, killing eight people and wounding more than 80 others. Security forces killed eight ...
At least 16 people were killed and over 80 were injured in two attacks Friday in Burkina Faso's capital, according to officials. The French Embassy and the national army headquarters were both targeted in the attack. Officials said at least eight members of the security forces and eight attackers were killed.
At least eight people were killed and more than 80 people were injured in attacks in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou on Friday. The government and United Nations called the two coordinated attacks incidents of terrorism. Gunmen targeted the French embassy while a "vehicle packed with explosives" ...
Security personnel take cover as smoke billows from The Institute Francais in Ouagadougou on March 2, 2018, as the capital of Burkina Faso came under multiple attacks targeting the French embassy, the French cultural centre and the country's military headquarters. Witnesses said five armed men got out ...
An empty street in central Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Friday March 2, 2018. Gunfire and explosions rocked Burkina Faso's capital early Friday in what the police said was a suspected attack by Islamic extremists. By midday the gunfire became intermittent and helicopters flew above the French Embassy ...
The French Foreign Ministry said the situation around the embassy in Ouagadougou has now "stabilized." The Paris prosecutor's office has opened a preliminary investigation into attempted murder because the French Embassy was among targets of the attack, a judicial official said on condition of ...
Militants carried out simultaneous attacks on Friday morning on the military headquarters of Burkina Faso and the French Embassy in the nation's capital, the government said. It appeared to be another stunning assault by Islamist militants in Burkina Faso, a West African nation that has suffered two big ...
Ouagadougou - The landmark trial over a failed 2015 coup in Burkina Faso came to a dramatic halt on Tuesday just hours after it opened when defence lawyers staged a walkout. Eighty-four defendants including two former close allies of ousted president Blaise Campaore were facing a variety of charges ...
Sarama Resources has entered into a binding agreement for the sale of its non-core Kandiole Sud Exploration Property, West Mali to Oklo Resources for consideration comprising cash and shares in Oklo for a total value of A$1 million. Upon completion, the transaction will rationalise Sarama ...
Burkina Faso: Breaking disability stigma through art [The Morning Call]. Burkina Faso: Breaking disability stigma through art [The Morning Call]. 16/04 - 13:00 ...
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed at a spike in intercommunal violence in central Mali which over the past weeks has driven some 3,000 people into neighbouring Burkina Faso. Dozens of people have been killed in clashes between the Dogon and Peul communities since February, and homes ...
CORRECTING DATE TO MARCH 3 - Security forces outside the General Staff of the Armed Forces building in central Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Saturday March 3, 2018. The markets returned to near normal Saturday, after Islamic extremists struck the French Embassy and army headquarters Friday in ...
Burkina Faso's prime minister said Saturday he is revolted by the Islamic extremist attacks that killed at least eight people in the capital, and said the government and people must remain vigilant against such violence. Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba met with the army chief at the army headquarters, where ...
Now, this tuesday in Burkina Faso, more than 80 people go on trial before a military court over the failed 2015 coup. They include two top generals accused of masterminding the plot; generals Djibril. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Bassole and Gilbert Diendere who are key allies of former ...
JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) - Australian gold miner Aforo Resources has signed a joint venture option agreement for two gold projects in Burkina Faso, including Nordgold's Niare gold project where a non-Joint Ore Reserves Committee-compliant gold resource of 98 000 oz at 1.36 g/t gold has ...
Ouagadougou - More than 80 people go on trial before a military court on Tuesday over the failed 2015 coup in Burkina Faso, including two top generals accused of masterminding the plot. The case is being seen as a test of the credibility of justice in the former French colony which has been blighted by ...
A change in leadership in Burkina Faso caused Pan African Minerals, a unit of Timis Mining, to stop production at the Tambao manganese mine in 2015. But now the West African nation is once again searching for a partner to develop the $1-billion deposit. In a recent interview, Mining Minister Oumarou ...
With estimated reserves of 100 million metric tons, Tambao is the world's largest resource of manganese. Tambao was the focus of an earlier rights dispute between Burkina Faso and Dubai-based Wadi al Rawda Investments LLC, which signed an exploitation agreement in 2007. The dispute was settled in ...
"Mr. Baongo was selected due to his role in resolving serious crises that have rocked Burkina Faso and played a key role in brokering the return of civilian rule to the country after the military coup in 2015," said Joel Hakizimana, CIRID's Permanent Secretary in a press conference in Nairobi as part of ...
(Ecofin Agency) - Today February 21, Golden Rim Resources announced a $3.5 million fundraising campaign to fast-track exploration at its Kouri gold project in Burkina Faso. So far, it has received commitments from a number of investors for the placement of 87.5 million ordinary shares, worth 4 cents each ...
Ansarul Islam is a terrorist group based in Burkina Faso. The group has launched numerous attacks in northern Burkina Faso near the border with Mali, including a December 2016 attack against an army squad that killed a dozen soldiers, one of the deadliest ever attacks against Burkina Faso's military.
... Cooperation and Burkinabe Abroad since November 2015, and as Director General of Judicial and Consular Affairs between 2013 and 2015. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Sougouri was First Counsellor in the Permanent Mission of Burkina Faso to the United Nations Office and other international organizations ...
Despite serving various sentences in prison,these men have been preparing this contemporary dance piece. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. They have been doing this for the past five months in the Bobo Diolasso prison in Burkina Faso. Bringing dance to prison, is the initiative of Aguibou ...


 

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