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2014-08-19 A Thousand Sankaras Come of Age
[ThinkAfricaPress]In 1987, Blaise Compaoré overthrew Sankara and took over the presidency. 27 years later, Sankara's ghost may be coming back to return the favour.

2014-08-19 Security Council Condemns Recent Deadly Suicide Attack UN Base
[UN News]The Security Council today condemned in the strongest terms Saturday's suicide attack on a United Nations base in Ber, Mali, that killed two UN Burkinabe peacekeepers and injured seven others.

2014-08-19 Abdoulaye Cissé Joined Zamalek
[Africa Top Sports]Return in Zamalek for Abdoulaye Cissé. The Burkinabe striker back from Al Ittihad Tripoli in Libya made a commitment on Sunday with the Egyptian training for three seasons. Cissé knows well Zamalek, for he evolved there during 2012-2013 season. But remained unpaid for many months, he then left the club in July, 2013.

2014-08-18 Laptop Seized, Documents Searched As Offices of Investigative Publication Burgled
[IFEX]Media Foundation for West Africa

2014-08-14 Office of Newspaper Burgled
[MFWA]The offices of L'Evènement, a private bi-monthly investigative publication was on the early hours of July 31, 2014 burgled by unknown persons.

2014-08-11 Obama Backs French Fight Against Militants
[RFI]US President Barack Obama directed nearly 7,500 million euros (10 million dollars) to bolster a major French counterterrorism mission in Africa's Sahel region.

2014-08-11 Is Country Heading for a Showdown?
[IRIN]Ouagadougou -Burkina Faso's next elections are not due until November 2015, but political tensions have risen in the past year owing to suspicions that President Blaise Compaoré is looking to prolong his 27-year rule by contesting the polls.

2014-08-08 Kenyan Elected Head of Continental Catholic Press Union
[CISA]Bamako -A Kenyan journalist, Mr George Sunguh has been elected the new chairman of the Union of the Catholic African Press (UCAP) taking over from Alexandre Rouamba of Burkina Faso who has held the position since 2005.

2014-08-05 Kerry, Burkina Faso President Campaore Before Meeting in Washington
[State Department]REMARKS Secretary of State John Kerry And Burkina Faso President Blaise Campaore Before Their Meeting

2014-08-05 Entrepreneurs Turning to Crowdfunding
[Deutsche Welle]The banks wouldn't give him a loan, so Cameroonian Georges Badjangs approached a crowdfunding platform. Although relatively unknown in Africa, this alternative source of finance is helping his firm grow.

2014-08-05 Kombouaré Wants to Be Patient
[Africa Top Sports]Antoine Kombouaré does not press himself in search of players during this Mercato summer. According to the coach of RC Lens, he still has time.

2014-08-02 France Consolidates Military Might in Africa
[The Conversation]By Simon Jackson, University of Birmingham

2014-08-04 Skyvision Wins Bid for a Communications Project With Bank of Africa in Burkina Faso
[CIO]SkyVision Global Networks, a global communications provider, has announced the successful implementation of the first phase of its project with the Bank of Africa (BOA) Burkina Faso, the country's second largest financial institution.

2014-07-28 HM King Mohammed Vi Condoles Burkina Faso President On Algerian Air Crash
[MAP]Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI has sent a message of condolence to Burkina Faso's President, Blaise Compaoré, over the crash of Air Algerie airliner, which was on a flight from Burkina Faso to the Algerian capital Algiers.

2014-07-28 White House On Air Algerie Flight 5071
[State Department]Statement by Deputy National Security Council Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on Air Algerie Flight 5071

2014-07-25 Three Possible Reasons for Air Algerie Plane Crash
[RFI]Weather conditions are the most likely cause of Thursday's crash of Air Algérie flight AH 5017 in Mali, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Friday. The wreckage of the plane has been found by Burkina Faso's military, a Burkinabé general has told RFI.

2014-07-25 French Military to Secure Mali Plane Crash Site
[VOA]France has sent a military unit to secure the wreckage of an Air Algerie plane that crashed in Mali on its way from Burkina Faso to Algeria with 116 people on board.

2014-07-25 Apparent Wreckage of Air Algerie Flight Spotted in Mali
[Deutsche Welle]Mali's president has said that wreckage in the north of the country is believed to be from a missing Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso. The cause of the plane's disappearance remains a mystery.

2014-07-24 Plane Believed to Have Crashed in Mali
[Premium Times]The plane is believed to have gone down somewhere in Mali

2014-07-24 Crisis Team Set Up After Plane Disappears
[VOA]An Air Algeria flight carrying at least 116 people has disappeared during a trip from Burkina Faso's capital to Algiers.

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