Burkina Faso

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:41:28 GMT
'Priest and the Faithful Perhaps Kidnapped to Be Used As Human Shields'
[Agenzia Fides] Bamako -- "Perhaps the priest and the faithful who accompanied him were kidnapped, at least initially, to serve as human shields by an armed group chased by the army and fleeing towards the border with Burkina Faso", say to Fides Chur...

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 08:42:32 GMT
Angelina Jolie Marks World Refugee Day With Refugees in Burkina Faso
[UNHCR] The Special Envoy for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Angelina Jolie, is in Burkina Faso for World Refugee Day to bring attention to the fastest growing emergency in the world today. Displacement doubled in the last year alone.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 08:42:00 GMT
Remarks By UNHCR Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie, On World Refugee Day
[UNHCR] Goudoubo Camp, Burkina Faso -- I'm humbled to be in Burkina Faso, and by the extraordinary grace of the people I have met here.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 09:33:30 GMT
Amid Growing Instability, France Signals It Will Reduce Military Presence
[DW] Islamist militias in Burkina Faso raid villages and extort money from residents to fund their fight to establish a caliphate. But as violence increases, France wants to reduce its military presence in the region.

Sun, 20 Jun 2021 08:38:06 GMT
Central Sahel - Ground Zero in Tackling Climate Change Through Education
[IPS] New York -- The climate crisis is amplifying the effects of instability and violence in the world's poorest countries. Nowhere is this more visible than in Africa's Central Sahel region, where increasing temperature, floods, droughts and other ...

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 08:02:42 GMT
Burkinabe Legislative Threat to Press Freedom Must Be Declared Unconstitutional
[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Burkina Faso's Constitutional Council to strike down a newly passed law containing amendments to the criminal code that would criminalize certain kinds of online content, including fake news and terroris...

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 08:02:39 GMT
Burkina Faso's Media Group's Five-Day Suspension Is Too Harsh, RSF Says
[RSF] A decision by Burkina Faso's Higher Council for Communication (CSC) to suspend the Omega media group's radio and TV programmes for five days, from 8 to 13 June, for alleged errors in its coverage of a terrorist attack is disproportionate, Repor...

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 07:44:22 GMT
The Bishops - 'We Offer Our Condolences for the Victims of the Solhan Massacre'
[Agenzia Fides] Ouagadougou -- "As we know, our country, Burkina Faso, has once again experienced a deadly attack, in Solhan, in Yaga, in the Sahel. On behalf of our Church Family of God, we offer our sincere condolences to Bishop Dabiré, to the Dio...

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 09:26:03 GMT
Nigeria, Togo, Others Plan $570m Power Transmission Line
[This Day] The federal government, represented by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) along with Togo, Burkina Faso and the Niger Republic, yesterday commenced a high-level meeting in Abuja, to put final touches to the execution of a planned $5...

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 10:42:24 GMT
Village Emptied As Thousands Flee Jihadist Violence
[RFI] More than 7,000 people have fled a village in Burkina Faso that was attacked over the weekend, adding to tens of thousands already displaced by a jihadist insurgency in the country.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 07:10:58 GMT
Ivorian Soldier Dies in Attack On the Border With Burkina Faso - Army
[Agenzia Fides] Abidjan -- "On the night of Monday, June 7, 2021, armed men attacked the city of Tougbo in the Boun department on the border with Burkina Faso at around 9 p.m. According to initial reports, an Ivorian soldier died of serious injuries"...

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 06:29:33 GMT
Massacre Survivors in Urgent Need of Aid - UN
[VOA] Geneva -- The U.N. refugee agency says survivors of the Saturday massacre in a Burkina Faso village are in desperate need of humanitarian aid.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 06:16:21 GMT
Armed Islamists' Latest Sahel Massacre Targets Burkina Faso
[HRW] More than 500 Civilians Killed by Armed Islamists in the Sahel Since Early 2021

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 05:22:58 GMT
Children Targeted in Attack on Village - Security Sources
[IPS] Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso -- On the night of Friday 4th June, a group of unidentified armed men stormed the village of Solhan in the north of Burkina Faso, shooting indiscriminately, looting the market and burning homes. A report by RFI, the Fr...

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 07:08:36 GMT
'Massacres Are Intended to Secure Control Over Strategic Areas'
[Agenzia Fides] Ouagadougou -- "The country is in shock. Such a massacre has not occurred since 2015", say sources from the Apostolic Nunciature from Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, to Agenzia Fides, where in the night between 4 and 5 June ...

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 06:35:48 GMT
Protection Call for Civilians After Attack on Northern Village
[UN News] Communities in rural Burkina Faso urgently need greater protection from violent extremists, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, insisted on Monday, in response to a deadly assault at the weekend that claimed the lives of at least 132 innocen...

Mon, 07 Jun 2021 13:51:14 GMT
Time Is Pressing, 20 Years After Burkinabe Journalist's Murder
[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails the progress in the investigation into the murder of Norbert Zongo, a leading Burkinabe journalist whose body was found 20 years ago tomorrow, but calls on the authorities in France and Burkina Faso to acce...

Mon, 07 Jun 2021 05:39:25 GMT
More Than 160 Killed in Attack on Northern Village
[VOA] Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso -- The government of Burkina Faso has declared three days of mourning following an attack that left at least 160 people dead late last week in the northern village of Solhan.

Sun, 06 Jun 2021 18:12:29 GMT
UN Condemns 'Heinous' Attack
[RFI] Suspected jihadists have massacred at least 138 civilians in the north of Burkina Faso in the deadliest attacks since Islamist violence erupted in the west African country in 2015, officials said Saturday.

Sun, 06 Jun 2021 08:24:13 GMT
Jihadis Massacre More Than 100 Civilians
[DW] Islamists in the West African state have killed scores of civilians and set fire to their homes and businesses, according to the government.

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 14:14:30 GMT
Lack of Water a Growing Crisis in Burkina Faso
[MSF] The desert region of Sahel, in the north of Burkina Faso, is the driest and hottest part in the country. Since 2018, this region has been at the centre of a growing armed conflict, which has engulfed much of the greater African Sahel that cover...

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 14:13:36 GMT
Malo Announces Squad to Face Cote d'Ivoire and Morocco
[CAF] After having the scheduled first two rounds of African Qualifiers to the FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022 postponed till next September, Burkina Faso will make use of the international June window to play two friendly games against Cote d'Ivoire and ...

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 15:10:26 GMT
The Fetishisation of Covid-19 Data - Reflections On the Daily Data Announcements in Burkina Faso
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Fri, 28 May 2021 07:38:55 GMT
Tobacco Giant's Burkina Faso Distributor Denies Smuggling, Funding Terrorism
[VOA] Ouagadougou -- Two investigative reports this year accused the Burkina Faso representative of tobacco giant Philip Morris of funding terrorism through tobacco smuggling. In an exclusive interview with VOA, Apollinaire Compaoré rejects those fi...