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January 26, 2015  Burkina Faso: Hopes for New Beginnings
    "Over the next year, the transition away from the Compaoré era [in Burkina Faso] will be full of uncertainties. The opposition leaders are focused on new elections, which they clearly hope to win. Others, closer to the activist networks, are also pushing for more fundamental changes: to improve people's economic and social conditions, root out corruption, reform state institutions, and bring to justice the worst criminals of the ancien régime." - Ernest Harsch

Sep 3, 2007  Sahel: Beyond Any Drought
    "People blame locusts, drought and high food prices for the crisis that affected more than 3 million people in Niger in 2005, But these were just triggers. The real cause of the problem was that people there are chronically vulnerable. Two years later, they still are." - Vanessa Rubin, CARE International UK

Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues

November 19, 2015  Africa: Boosting ICTs
November 11, 2015  Africa/Global: Follow the Money
October 20, 2015  Africa: Tax Tricks, Mobile Phones, and Beer
October 13, 2015  Africa/Global: Health Challenges & Threats
September 30, 2015  Africa/Global: Climate Action Beyond Paris
September 21, 2015  Africa: Internet Usage Rising Rapidly

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News (allafrica) Nov 30, 2015
People Will Hold the New Government to Account, Whatever the Result, Says Apolitical Ouagadougou Street Artist
Low Turnout in Burkina Faso Elections
Connections to the Old Regime, Assessing the Transition and Accepting the Results
Burkina Faso Concludes Well Organised Elections Despite Minor Logistical Problems
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