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2014-04-14 Some Mali Refugees Want to Grow Up to Serve
[AlertNet]Goudebou -Ten-year-old Atahib goes to school in the Goudebou refugee camp in the savannah of Burkina Faso, not hoping to become a teacher or a doctor like his classmates. He wants to learn so he can better serve his Tuareg masters.

2014-04-08 African Court Upholds Journalists' Rights
[IFEX]The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) celebrates the seminal decision of the African Court on Human and People's Rights on 28 March 2014, which strongly re-affirms the obligation of countries to protect the rights of journalists to practice free from intimidation and harassment.

2014-04-10 Judgment in the Matter of Late Norbert Zongo and Others V. Burkina Faso
[africancourt]Arusha -The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights rendered a judgment on application No. 013/2011 ; Beneficiaries of late Norbert Zongo, Abdoulaye Nikiema, Ernest Zongo, Blaise Ilboudou and the Burkinebe Human and Peoples' Rights Movement v. Burkina Faso at a Public Hearing.

2014-04-07 Moving Sideways Between Burkina Faso and CĂ´te d'Ivoire
[Africa In Fact]Since 1990 more than a million people have travelled between Burkina Faso and CĂ´te d'Ivoire, making it Africa's busiest migrant route, according to the World Bank.

2014-04-02 Compact Helps More Women in Burkina Faso Access Farmland
[State Department]Scents of onions, tomatoes and damp earth permeated the morning air as we spoke with representatives of women's associations in the DĂ® Perimeter, one of the Millennium Challenge Corporation's principal investments in Burkina Faso. My colleagues and I were visiting the construction site to listen to community members who received their newly irrigated land last spring.

2014-03-27 IMF Concludes Staff Mission to Burkina Faso
[IMF]An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Ms. Laure Redifer visited Ouagadougou from March 14-26 to carry out discussions with the Burkinabè authorities on the first review of their economic and financial program supported by the IMF under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) and a surveillance review required every two years.

2014-03-28 Insurgency - Foreign Mercenary With Dual Chad, Burkina Faso Nationality Captured
[This Day]The fact that the Boko Haram scourge is being aided by foreign nationals and influences was given credence Thursday as a heavily armed suspect of Chad and Burkina Faso nationality was captured recently by the troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF).

2014-03-26 Nation Bucks Worsening Hunger Trend Before Crucial Referendum
[AlertNet]Ouagadougou -Burkina Faso says it has reduced hunger in the country at a time when neighbouring Sahel nations have undergone the worst food crisis in decades, prompting scepticism among aid officials ahead of a crucial referendum due later this year.

2014-03-25 Staunching Burkina's Abortions
[IRIN]Ouagadougou -One-third of all pregnancies in Burkina Faso are unintended and a third of them end in abortion, according to a study published this month by the University of Ouagadougou and the reproductive health think tank Guttmacher Institute, which also found that more than 100,000 abortions were carried out in the country in 2012, most of them performed in unsafe conditions or by untrained health workers.

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