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2015-07-02 French Soldiers Accused of Child Sex Abuse Detained in France
[RFI] Two French special forces soldiers accused of sexually abusing children in Burkina Faso have been taken into custody on arriving back in France on Thursday. Authorities have publicly declared that the investigation is taking place in contrast to an earlier child sex abuse scandal involving French troops in the Central African Republic.

2015-06-29 African Court Makes Ruling On Slain Scribe
[Arusha Times] Arusha-based African Court on Human and People's Rights (AfHPR) has ordered the Burkina Faso government to pay $ 15,757 to the family of a journalist slain in the 1990s in a high profile murder linked to the ruling class.

2015-06-24 Meeting the October Election Target

2015-06-26 UNDP to Boost Expertise in Post-Disaster Recovery
[UNDP] Panama -In collaboration with the World Bank and European Union, UNDP this week trained 40 disaster experts in how to conduct critical post-disaster needs assessments.

2015-06-23 With WB Support, Burkina Faso and CĂŽte d'Ivoire Commit to Trade and Transport Sector Reforms
[World Bank] Washington, DC -The World Bank Group's Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$100 million Development Policy credit, to help the governments of Burkina Faso and CĂŽte d'Ivoire to reduce trade and transport transaction costs as a step towards promoting the development of the private sector and improving global integration in the two countries. The project marks an innovative approach to budget support as it is the first time that the World Bank provides budget support to more than one country on a regional b

2015-06-22 European Commission - Press Release
[EASS] The European Union increases its support for the transition in Burkina Faso

2015-06-19 Act Alliance Appeal - Response to Burundian Refugee Influx in Tanzania
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Since April 2015, Burundians have been fleeing their country following the announcement that President Pierre Nkurunziza, in violation of the country's constitution, is seeking a 3rd presidential term. Mass protests have followed, during which at least 30 civilians have perished . There was a subsequent failed coup which has led to a deterioration in safety and security in Burundi, including displacement towards surrounding countries at a high rate.

2015-06-18 The European Union Increases Its Support for the Transition in Burkina Faso
[PR Newswire] Brussels -The European Union is increasing its support for Burkina Faso's transitional government today with the signing of a ?120 million budget support agreement covering a period of 18 months, financed under the 11th European Development Fund. This budget support has been quickly put in place to consolidate the country's democratic gains following the popular uprising at the end of October 2014. Its aim is to promote much-needed political, economic and social stability.

2015-06-18 Developing Countries Submit WTO Trade Facilitation Commitments With ITC Support
[ITC] "The involvement of the private sector must be through participation in analysis and decision making as well as in overseeing the implementation of trade facilitation measures."

2015-06-15 GM Cotton a False Promise for Africa
[IPS] Melville -Genetically modified (GM) cotton has been produced globally for almost two decades, yet to date only three African countries have grown GM cotton on a commercial basis - South Africa, Burkina Faso and Sudan.

2015-06-16 Sondage sur la prĂ©sidentielle - ZĂ©phirin DiabrĂ© toujours en tĂȘte
[Le Pays] Débutée le 2 mai 2015, la collecte des données du second round du projet « Monitoring de la Transition » de votre journal Bendré, a pris fin le 2 juin.

2015-06-16 Glimmer of Hope for Burundian Mothers, Unaccompanied Children At Mahama Camp
[New Times] A pregnant mother walks a distance of over 300 kilometers for four days. Her final destiny is unclear in her mind; the idea of delivering in fraught settings is disturbing. After an exhaustive 90 hour journey, she ends up at reception centre and finally in a refugee camp. That's the plight of some Burundian women at Mahama refugee camp in Kirehe District.

2015-06-15 Lamamra Reiterates Algeria's Support for Completion Democratic Transition in Burkina Faso
[Algerie Presse Service] Minster of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra reiterated Friday, in Johannesburg (South Africa), Algeria's support for the completion of the democratic transition in Burkina Faso.

2015-06-12 African Court Orders Burkina Faso to Reopen Zongo Murder Case
[MFWA] The African Court for Human and Peoples Rights ordered Burkina Faso to implement remedies, including reopening the investigation, and damages in the murder case of journalist Norbert Zongo and his three companions in its June 5, 2015 ruling.

2015-06-09 African Court to Probe Journalist's 1998 Death
[IPI] The International Press Institute (IPI) today welcomed the African Court for Human and People's Rights (ACHPR)'s decision to reopen the investigation into the death of Norbert Zongo, an investigative reporter killed nearly 17 years ago, and three companions killed with him.

2015-06-11 That Thomas Sankara May Finally Rest in Peace
[Daily Trust] Twenty eight years after his assassination, speculation about the circumstances continued to dominate the Burkinabe society. The life and times of revolutionary era President Thomas Sankara of Burkina Faso have fascinated his countrymen and others beyond in the years since.

2015-06-08 Overhaul
[Africa In Fact] After last year's uprising, all eyes are on Burkina Faso as the country's transitional custodians take the constitution in for repairs.

2015-06-09 Ruling On Burkina Faso Journalist's Murder Lauded
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Reporters without Borders has hailed the recent ruling by the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights in the case of Norbert Zongo, a Burkina Faso newspaper editor murdered with three others in 1998.

2015-06-09 Njie Brace Gives Cameroon Dramatic Victory
[CAF] Clinton Njie bagged a late brace to give Cameroon a dramatic 3-2 weekend friendly victory over Burkina Faso as the teams prepared for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.Rising star Njie from French club Lyon equalised after 85 minutes in Paris suburb Colombes and snatched a last-minute winner for the four-time African champions. In a three-goal first half, Prejuce Nakoulma gave 2013 Cup of Nations runners-up Burkina Faso the lead, and Aristide Bance restored it after Vincent Aboubakar levelled.

2015-06-08 Hope of Justice for Norbert Zongo At Last?
[RSF] Reporters Without Borders hails the historic ruling that the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights issued on 5 June in the case of Norbert Zongo, a Burkina Faso newspaper editor who was murdered together with three other people in 1998.

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