France Strives to Keep African Influence At Paris Summit
[RFI]"The world is in mourning" for Nelson Mandela, French President FranÃ§ois Hollande told a summit on peace and security in Africa as it opened on Friday. Over 50 representatives of African countries will discuss conflict resolution and Hollande will try to convince them to keep doing business with France.
Fragile States Need Extra Help
[ISS]It is true for Mali and Somalia. But not for Burkina Faso or Kenya. To be labelled a 'fragile state' is not something any country in Africa welcomes. The category implies that a country is unable to borrow on the market and faces stringent conditionalities put in place by international financial institutions such as the World Bank. It carries the stigma of incapacity and lack of progress; of poverty, violence and poor governance.
African Photography Features Prominently in 2013 CGAP Photo Contest
[CGAP]Washington, DC -Judges highlighted outstanding photography from six different African countries in the 2013 CGAP Photo Contest. The photo "Double Curves" from Mali by photographer Chi Keung Wong won the third prize overall, while the photo "New Tread" from Tanzania by Pauline Opmeer won the Sub-Saharan Africa regional prize. Two entries from Uganda and one from Burkina Faso and Sudan were among the 30 winners and finalists. For the second consecutive year, a popular online vote determined a People's Choice winner and vote
African Rights Court to Hear Case of Murdered Burkinabe Journalist
[VOA]This week, the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights will hold a public hearing of a case in which a family accuses Burkina Faso of refusing to investigate the killing of an investigative journalist.
Families On City Fringes Prosper Thanks to Small Livestock Project
[FAO]Dioulasso -A project that supplied chickens, turkeys, sheep and pigs to smallscale farmers, most of them women, has proven that with training, veterinary support and a nearby market, livestock are an excellent way to lift people out of poverty.
Fans Party as Algeria Reaches World Cup Finals
[CAF]Algeria captain Madjid Bougherra led by example scoring the decisive goal against Burkina Faso and hand Les Fennecs the final African slot for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Burkina Faso Retains Ecowas Cycling Tour Title
[This Day]Rasmane Ouedraogo of Burkina Faso, who kept a low profile at various stages of the four-stage race, on Sunday re-emerged the overall champion of the 3rd ECOWAS Cycling Race.
Last African World Cup Place Up for Grabs
[CAF]The battle for the final World Cup ticket from Africa will be decided later on Tuesday 19 November between hosts Algeria and Burkina Faso at the Mustapha Tchaker Stadium in Blida, where Algeria have not lost in 19 matches since 2002.
Burkina Still Not Yet Ripen for a World Cup?
[Africa Top Sports]Runners-up during the recent African Cup of Nations in South Africa, football fans were expecting the Stallions of Burkina Faso to qualify for the 2014 Fifa Brazil World Cup to make proof of their sudden football renaissance in front of the whole world.
Africa Set for Final World Cup Knockout Games
[allAfrica]Cape Town -Africans will know in the next five days who will represent them at the 2014 World Cup.
From Burkina Faso, Displaced Malians Eye Reconciliation
[VOA]Sag -As hundreds of thousands of displaced Malians begin returning to their homes in the north, post-conflict ethnic reconciliation remains a key challenge for officials in Bamako.
EU Announces New Development Support for Burkina Faso
[EASS]Brussels -During a visit to Burkina Faso, the European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, announced that bilateral aid of up to â‚¬623 million would be allocated to Burkina Faso for the period 2014-20 (subject to final approval by the Council and the European Parliament). Burkina Faso remains one of the ten least developed countries in the world. European Union cooperation should therefore focus on food security and sustainable agriculture, strengthening the rule of law, and health.
On Third Stop of Sahel Visit, Ban Urges Burkina Faso to Off-Set Climate Change Impacts
[UN News]Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underscored the importance of preparing for extreme weather patterns in Burkina Faso, which as has much of the Sahel region, been impacted by climate change, and urged national leaders to work with the United Nations and the international community to obtain the necessary resources to mitigate and adapt to the impacts.