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2014-07-25 Three Possible Reasons for Air Algerie Plane Crash
[RFI]Weather conditions are the most likely cause of Thursday's crash of Air Algérie flight AH 5017 in Mali, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Friday. The wreckage of the plane has been found by Burkina Faso's military, a Burkinabé general has told RFI.

2014-07-25 French Military to Secure Mali Plane Crash Site
[VOA]France has sent a military unit to secure the wreckage of an Air Algerie plane that crashed in Mali on its way from Burkina Faso to Algeria with 116 people on board.

2014-07-25 Apparent Wreckage of Air Algerie Flight Spotted in Mali
[Deutsche Welle]Mali's president has said that wreckage in the north of the country is believed to be from a missing Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso. The cause of the plane's disappearance remains a mystery.

2014-07-25 Air Algerie Flight Vanishes As French Fighters Look for Plane
[Deutsche Welle]An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people has vanished while en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria. A French government official and the plane's Spanish owner says contact was lost with the aircraft over northern Mali.

2014-07-24 Journalists Strike to Demand End to Intimidation and Better Working Conditions
[MFWA]Journalists working for the state-owned media (Sidwaya, RTB television and radio stations) who are members of the Independent Union of Information and cultural workers (SYNATIC) on July 16, 2014, embarked on a 24 hour strike in Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso to demand better living and working conditions.

2014-07-24 Plane Believed to Have Crashed in Mali
[Premium Times]The plane is believed to have gone down somewhere in Mali

2014-07-24 Crisis Team Set Up After Plane Disappears
[VOA]An Air Algeria flight carrying at least 116 people has disappeared during a trip from Burkina Faso's capital to Algiers.

2014-07-24 At Least 50 French On Air Algérie Plane Missing Over Mali
[RFI]At least 50 French nationals are on board the Air Algérie jet missing between Burkina Faso and Algiers, the airline said Thursday. France has set up a crisis cell and top civil aviation officials have met.

2014-07-24 SA U20 in 1-1 Draw With Burkina Faso
[SAFA]Dikgang Ngcobo came off the bench to help the South African Men's U20 National Team (Amajita) to a 1-1 draw against Burkina Faso in an international friendly match played on Wednesday, 23 July at the Stade du 4 Août in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

2014-07-24 Mashaba Names Starting 11 for Burkina Faso Clash
[SAFA]South African Men's U20 National Team (Amajita) head coach, Shakes Mashaba, has announced his starting eleven for the international friendly match against Burkina Faso to be played tonight (Wednesday, 23 July) at the Stade du 4 Août in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

2014-07-15 Burkinabe Scribes to Down Tools
[The Herald]Ouagadougou -Demands by journalists in the public media are contained in a letter written to Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore.

2014-06-30 President Compaore Briefs AUC Chairperson On Upcoming Youth Unemployment Summit
[African Union]President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso has briefed the Chairperson on the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on preparations leading up to the Summit on Youth Unemployment scheduled for September 2014 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

2014-06-30 WB Supports Agriculture, Livestock Production to Boost Food Security for Families in Burkina Faso
[World Bank]The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved a total US$73.05 million in ongoing support for Burkina Faso's program to boost the productivity of agriculture, livestock, fisheries and forestry activities to ensure food security for the country's rural poor.

2014-06-27 Marzouki, Compaoré Affirm Desire to Strengthen Co-Operation Between Tunisia and Burkina Faso
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Malabo, -Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki, on Thursday evening, held talks with President of Burkina Faso Blaise Compaoré, on the sidelines of the 23rd Summit of the African Union held in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea.

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