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2016-02-09 Terrorist Attacks in Ouagadougou
[Fahamu] The jihadist explanation is an unacceptable distraction

2016-02-09 WB Vice President for Africa Visits Burkina Faso
[Business Day] The World Bank's Vice President for the Africa Region, Mr. Makhtar Diop, is visiting Burkina Faso from February 8-10, 2016.

2016-02-09 Australian Woman Freed From Al-Qaeda in Burkina Faso
[Al Jazeera] An elderly Australian woman kidnapped last month along with her husband in northern Burkina Faso by a group affiliated to al-Qaeda has been freed, a spokesman for the president of neighbouring Niger has said.

2016-02-08 Sub-Saharan Africa Lags Behind On Poverty Eradication
[Africa Renewal] Burkina Faso, a landlocked West African country south of the Sahara Desert, has been in the news since political unrest erupted there in 2014. Had peace prevailed, the country would have had a moment to savour the finding that they were among the few African countries that reduced poverty over the last 15 years.

2016-02-08 The New Jihadist Strategy in the Sahel
[IRIN] Nairobi -Security has been intense over the last few weeks in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, with police and soldiers on the streets, vehicle searches, and round-ups of alleged Islamist militants.

2016-02-08 World Bank Vice President for Africa to Visit Burkina Faso
[World Bank] The World Bank's Vice President for the Africa Region, Mr. Makhtar Diop, will visit Burkina Faso on February 8-10, 2016.

2016-02-08 World Bank Office in Burkina Faso Welcomes New Country Manager
[World Bank] The new World Bank Country Manager for Burkina Faso, Mr. Cheick Fantamady Kanté, officially took office on Monday, February 1. Before coming to Burkina Faso, Mr. Kanté was the Bank's Country Manager in Guinea-Conakry.

2016-02-07 Australian Medical Worker Freed By Al Qaeda Kidnappers
[Deutsche Welle] An Australian woman kidnapped last month in Burkina Faso by militants linked to al Qaeda has been released. Her husband is still being held.

2016-02-06 Lessons From Nation's Decision to Drop GM Cotton
[The Conversation Africa] The thorny topic of genetically modified (GM) crops was recently thrust into the global spotlight again. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Bill Gates said that GM crops are a necessary tool to fight hunger and poverty in Africa.

2016-02-05 From Mali to Burkina Faso - What Every Nigerian Needs to Know
[Guardian] On 20 November 2015, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility for an attack on a Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali which led to the death of more than 20 people. The hotel is said to be located in one of Bamako's wealthy neighborhoods which is also home to government ministries and diplomats.

2016-02-02 Urey Won't 'Have Choice' Turning Over PYJ for Sankara's Death
[FrontPageAfrica] The mystery surrounding the death of Thomas Sankara, who ruled Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987, continues to mystify the continent of Africa. Last December, the government of Burkina Faso issued an international arrest warrant for ousted leader Blaise Compaore in connection with the murder of the former President, who remains widely popular in West Africa since his death on October 15, 1987, during the coup that brought his friend and former comrade-in-arms Compaore to power.

2016-02-01 President Al-Bashir Meets Presidents of Guinea, Burkina Faso On Sideline of AU Summit in Addis Ababa
[SNA] Addis Ababa -President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir held a series of meetings in Ethiopian Capital of Addis Ababa with and a number of Presidents and heads of delegation on sideline of the 26th African Summit.

2016-01-29 What's the Weather in Burkina Faso?
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Sub-Saharan Africa is still struggling to face droughts and floods without the weather and climate information it needs. But as the planet warms, making extreme weather more likely, efforts to fill the knowledge gaps on the continent are also gaining in strength.

2016-01-27 'Suspected Terrorist' Is Campaore's Bodyguard
[Ghanaian Chronicle] Wa -The suspected terrorist, who was arrested at Gwollu in the Upper West Region, has turned out to be the bodyguard of former President of Burkina Faso, Blase Compaore. Zuure Braimah was arrested by the Sissala West Police Command, after residents of the area became suspicious of his movements.

2016-01-25 And Now It Is Burkina Faso Turn
[Centre 4s] The 16 January 2016 massacre was a tragic wakeup call on Ouagadougou, the Burkina Faso capital. Thirty people were murdered during a horrendous assault. Much more were wounded. Material destructions at both sites, the Splendid hotel and Café Cappuccino, are huge and the population, local and foreigners alike, is stunned and deeply traumatized. After a string of bloody terrorist attacks throughout 2015 in Chad, Mali, Niger and Nigeria, legitimate questions cry for responses.

2016-01-23 Govt 'Optimistic' About Release of Kidnapped Australian Couple, Says Foreign Minister
[RFI] Burkina Faso's foreign minister has told RFI that he is optimistic about the release of two kidnapped Australians. Ken and Jocelyn Elliott were kidnapped from the northern town of Djibo by an Al-Qaeda linked militant group almost one week ago. The Australian couple have lived in Burkina Faso for more than 40 years and had established a local hospital.

2016-01-22 Terrorist Attacks in Ouagadougou - Messahel Offers Algeria's Condolences
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel has offered, Thursday at the Embassy of Burkina Faso in Algiers, the condolences of the Algerian State following the terrorist attacks that targeted a hotel in Ouagadougou last week, killing 29 people and injuring many others.

2016-01-22 One Day France Another Day Mali or Burkina Faso and the Next Day Pakistan From the Slavery of the Body to Slavery of the Mind
[Foroyaa] The murder of innocent people in the name of Islam which calls on its believers to respect the five pillars of the faith which should restrain the believer from perpetrating any evil confirms that African men and women are being subjected to another form of indoctrination which is making them to turn against their own people and nations.

2016-01-22 Burkina Faso Percussionist for Kunonga Concert
[The Herald] It is going to be a mixed bag of performances as Victor Kunonga is set to share the stage with popular Burkina Faso percussionist Constant Outdragou at Bar Rouge in the capital tomorrow.

2016-01-20 Journalist in Burkina Faso Attack Dies
[New Dawn] Global human rights group Amnesty International says it has learned with great sadness the tragic death of photographer Leila Alaoui and driver Mahamadi Ouédraogo, as a result of the Al Qaeda attack in Ougadougou on Friday.

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