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2015-08-26 Beating Malaria in the Sahel
[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium's Programme Manager for the Burkina Faso country office, Dr. Victor Nana, discusses the recent SMC distributions in Burkina Faso, citing the challenges faced and highlighting the importance of implementing this intervention at scale.

2015-08-26 Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention for the Sahel
[Malaria Consortium] In the continued fight against malaria, there is increased recognition of the need to tailor interventions to suit local conditions and specific contexts. For the 25 million children aged 3-59 months who live in areas across the Sahel, the World Health Organization recommends seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) as an effective tool to prevent malaria.

2015-08-26 Case Study - Feedback From the Field, Burkina Faso
[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium talks to Community Health Worker (CHW), Ipala Zidwemba, about his experience of administering SMC in the rural district of Boulsa, Burkina Faso.

2015-08-25 Retained Candidates for October Polls Awaited
[Cameroon Tribune] Some 22 aspiring candidates submitted nomination papers and provisional list of retained candidates will be published on August 29, 2015.

2015-08-24 MFWA Deplores the Conviction of Burkinabe Journalist
[MFWA] The MFWA strongly condemns the recent sentencing of a Burkinabe private investigative journalist, Boureima Ouedraogo to a three-month jail term by a court in Ouagadougou.

2015-08-20 Is Burkina Faso a Good Neighbour?
[Ghanaian Chronicle] Ever since the Bagre Dam was constructed by the Burkinabe authorities on the Volta River, Ghana, which lies downstream has never known peace. Each time excess water in the dam is spilled, it floods into towns and villages in Upper East and Northern regions. In most of the cases, these floods result in the death of several Ghanaians, in addition to destruction of cash and food crops.

2015-08-13 Journalist Sentenced to Three Years for Defamation
[MFWA] On July 23, 2015, a county court in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, sentenced Boureima Ou├ędraogo, the managing editor of Le Reporter, a privately-owned investigative newspaper, to three years in prison.

2015-08-13 Africa Sports, USFA Crowned in Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso
[CAF] Africa Sports have been crowned winners of the 50th edition of La Coupe Nationale (Ivorian version of the FA Cup), after a lone goal victory over CO Bouafle in Gagnoa last Friday (7 August 2015).

2015-08-12 Burkina Faso Delegation Visits Agostinho Neto Memorial
[ANGOP] Luanda -The delegation of Burkina Faso?s Union for Progress and Change (UPC) party visited the Luanda?s Dr. Antonio Agostinho Neto Memorial on Tuesday as part of the three-day visit to Angola to strengthen cooperation.

2015-08-11 Burkinabe to Head for the Polls
[Deutsche Welle] Burkina Faso goes to the polls on October 11, 2015. Voters will elect a new president to replace Blaise Compaore, who was forced into exile by massive street protests that ended his 27-year rule.

2015-08-10 Why Should West Africa Hesitate to Endorse Term Limits?
[allAfrica] Dakar -President Barack Obama's widely-publicised remarks in Addis Ababa on African presidents who refuse to step down when their terms end highlights a vigorous debate which is going on across the continent.

2015-08-11 Burkina Faso UPC Delegation Arrives for Cooperation With MPLA
[ANGOP] Luanda -A delegation of the Union for Progress and Change (UPC) party, of Burkina Faso, led by its chairperson, Zephirin Diabr├ę, arrived this early afternoon in Luanda, to develop cooperation process with the ruling MPLA.

2015-08-08 Govt Calls for Aid As Floods Set to Worsen
[IRIN] Ouagadougou -Nearly 20,000 people have been affected this week by heavy rains and flooding in and around Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou. More than 3,700 are now homeless, their houses reduced to piles of mud and debris.

2015-08-07 Women Lack Access to Safe Abortions in Humanitarian Crises, Experts Say
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Efforts to provide safe abortions in countries hit by conflict or disasters are being held back by a lack of information and funding, said health experts in London as they presented new research on the state of reproductive health in emergencies.

2015-08-06 Pres. Congratulates Burkina Faso
[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has sent a congratulatory message to the Government and People of the Republic of Burkina Faso on the occasion marking the 55th Independence Anniversary of that country.

2015-08-04 Fool's Gold
[Africa In Fact] The gold mine of Alga, about 130km north of Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou, could serve as the set for a post-apocalyptic Hollywood blockbuster movie.

2015-08-04 Kenya Under-20 Side Face Burkina Faso in Challenge Cup Opener
[The Star] National under-20 women's handball team will open their 2015 International Handball Federation Challenge Cup campaign against Burkina Faso tomorrow at the Youth Sports Academic in Ethiopia.

2015-07-26 Mixture of Ivorians, Burkinabes At Liberian Borders Poses Threat to Security - Senate's Security Committee Reports
[Heritage] The Plenary of the Liberia Senate has endorsed recommendations contained in a report from its Committee on Defense, Security, Intelligence and Veteran Affairs on alleged mercenary activities in Grand Gedeh County.

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