Burkina Faso

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 04:48:23 GMT
Govt Caught Between Terror and Protests for Change
[DW] President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has vowed to improve the fight against terrorism following protests in Burkina Faso. However, many people feel that these are empty words and have been calling for his resignation.

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 07:57:48 GMT
Burkina Faso Facing 'Multitude of Challenges' - Human Rights Chief Bachelet
[New Dawn] Concluding a four-day to visit Burkina Faso, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday that the country faces "a multitude of challenges with severe impacts on a wide range of human rights of its people".

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:42:27 GMT
UN Human Rights Chief Makes First Visit to Burkina Faso
[VOA] Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso -- The United Nations' human rights chief has called for increased efforts to protect the vulnerable in Burkina Faso's growing conflict with Islamist militants. Rights groups say Burkina Faso has struggled to uphold hu...

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 06:11:06 GMT
Burkina Faso Facing 'Multitude of Challenges' - Human Rights Chief Bachelet
[UN News] Concluding a four-day to visit Burkina Faso, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday that the country faces "a multitude of challenges with severe impacts on a wide range of human rights of its people".

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 06:27:28 GMT
Sahel - Top UN Rights Official Visits Burkina Faso, Niger
[HRW] Bamako -- Governments Should Protect Civilians, Investigate Abuses

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 04:27:26 GMT
In Burkina Faso Healthcare Is Free Only for Some - Why This Is a Problem
[The Conversation Africa] Maternal and child mortality remains a major public health problem in low- and middle-income countries. The rates are especially worrying in poor countries like Burkina Faso. Financial barriers to access care still prevent m...

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 07:08:39 GMT
Protesters, Angry At Insecurity, Call for President to Resign
[VOA] Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso -- Security is getting worse in Burkina Faso, with the deadliest attacks by Islamist militants in the West African country in years on civilians and security forces. People are protesting the failure of Burkinabe and i...

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 05:53:09 GMT
Anti-Jihadi Violence Protest Met With Teargas
[DW] Police fired tear gas at protesters as they burned tires and ransacked a government building in Ouagadougou. Citizens of the capital of Burkina Faso are upset about jihadist violence and a recent attack.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 07:12:10 GMT
Thousands Call for President's Resignation
[VOA] Ouagadougou -- Protesters in Burkina Faso called Saturday for the president's resignation over the government's handling of security.

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 08:07:07 GMT
Burkina Faso - How to Curb Persistent Terrorist Threat
[Cameroon Tribune] Government and the international community are fighting tooth and nail to bring long-lasting peace in the country.

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 13:46:09 GMT
Egypt Sends Medical Aid Shipment to Burkina Faso
[Egypt Online] Egypt's Ambassador in Ouagadougou Ibrhaim Abdel Azim al Kholi has handed over a shipment of medical aid sent by Egypt to Burkina Faso to help it face the impacts of the coronavirus.

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 22:10:13 GMT
Health Post Completely Burned Down - MSF
[MSF] On 21 November 2021, a healthcare centre supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Foube, Barsalogho department, in the Centre-North region of Burkina Faso, was burnt down. A member of the MSF team was injured during an attack by unident...

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 09:03:47 GMT
Healthcare Centre Burnt Down Amid Violent Surge in Burkina Faso
[MSF] On 21 November 2021, a healthcare centre supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Foube, Barsalogho department, in the Centre-North region of Burkina Faso, was burnt down. A member of the MSF team was injured during an attack by unident...

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 06:43:59 GMT
Burkina Faso Internet Shutdown Continues Into Fourth Day
[VOA] Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso -- The shutdown of internet access via mobile phone networks that began Saturday dragged on for a fourth day Tuesday. The government said in a statement the shutdown is in the interest of national defense and public se...

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 05:51:02 GMT
Internet Shutdown Curtails Information, Draws Criticism
[VOA] Washington -- An internet and mobile phone disruption that began in Burkina Faso on Saturday continued into Monday, causing a widespread communication blackout, confusion and frustration.

Sun, 21 Nov 2021 14:32:32 GMT
French Soldiers Injure Protesters
[DW] Several local protesters were injured after French soldiers fired warning shots into a civilian blockade. Anger against France's military intervention has been growing in the African country.

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 05:47:44 GMT
Protesters Gather Outside Ouagadougou to Block French Military Convoy Headed to Niger
[VOA] Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso -- Up to 200 protesters in Burkina Faso gathered on the outskirts of the capital, Ouagadougou, Sunday, aiming to block a French military convoy that has been trying to reach neighboring Niger from the nearby city of Ka...

Thu, 18 Nov 2021 01:09:08 GMT
Let's Use the Covid-19 Wakeup Call to Help Women Rise From the Nightmare of Cervical Cancer
[allAfrica] Four African First Ladies and Tedros of WHO issue urgent appeal for health equity

Wed, 17 Nov 2021 10:41:16 GMT
World Cup Qualifier - President Tebboune Congratulates National Team On Reaching Play-Offs
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -- President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune congratulated national football team over their qualifying for the playoffs of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, after their draw with Burkina Faso (2-2) in Mustapha-T...

Tue, 16 Nov 2021 05:27:55 GMT
Attack on Military Outpost Kills 32, Heightens Pressure On Government
[VOA] Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso -- Burkina Faso's government says at least 32 military police were killed Sunday in the latest attack on security forces. Analysts say security in the West African country has worsened this year and the opposition has ...

Tue, 16 Nov 2021 08:24:28 GMT
Egypt Decries Terrorist Attack in Northern Burkina Faso
[Egypt Online] Egypt condemned on Sunday's terrorist attack in northern Burkina Faso that left at least 20 police personnel and civilians dead.

Wed, 10 Nov 2021 15:57:02 GMT
Namibian Stars Head to Sotigui Awards
[Namibian] NAMIBIAN stars continue to shine bright in Burkina Faso as actors Armas Shivute and Adriano Visagie ready for this year's Sotigui Awards.

Thu, 11 Nov 2021 04:57:43 GMT
Gold Mining in Burkina Faso Becomes Increasingly Dangerous
[VOA] Boussé -- Terror attacks on gold mining operations in Burkina Faso are becoming a regular occurrence. For VOA, reporter Henry Wilkins looks at the impact the attacks are having on the lives of survivors and what it could mean if extracting gol...

Mon, 08 Nov 2021 05:51:11 GMT
Rebuilding a Future for the Displaced People of Burkina Faso - a Resident Coordinator Blog
[UN News] More than a million people in Burkina Faso have been displaced from their homes, victims of ongoing conflict and poverty. Nevertheless, following a recent visit to the central and northern regions of the country, Barbara Manzi, Resident and...

Thu, 04 Nov 2021 06:24:48 GMT
Cycling Race Traverses Conflict-Stricken Burkina Faso
[VOA] The Tour Du Faso, a 10-day bicycle race through the conflict-stricken West African country of Burkina Faso, began in the southern city of Banfora on October 29. One Burkinabe rider hopes to build on his Summer Olympics performance and secure vi...

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