FGM Repair Hospital Stirs Controversy
[VOA]Dakar -The world's first hospital built to help victims of Female Genital Mutilation, or FGM, is creating a controversy in Burkina Faso. The hospital was due to open Friday but the government now says it won't allow the clinic to open because of licensing issues. The American NGO behind the hospital says the government revoked permission for the clinic in response to pressure from the Catholic Church.
Burkina Faso Poultry Farmers Expanding Their Flocks
[State Department]Washington -Each time Kauyao Soulama opens the door to her newly constructed henhouse, she dips her feet in a small, water-filled trench in front of the door to wash her shoes.
Burkina Faso Wins International Dialogue Basketball Cup
[Daily Trust]Burkina Faso emerged the overall winners of the International Basketball Dialogue Cup in Abuja, with Canada was the second and Philippines in the third.
Cardinal Ouedraogo, the Advocate of the Poor
[CISA]Ouagadougou -Philippe Ouedraogo, the newly-created cardinal from west Africa's Burkina Faso, is known for his backing for the inclusion of the poorest of the poor in the distribution of economic goods.
Niger, Burkina Faso Agree to Demarcate Border
[The Herald]Niamey. -A joint border demarcation committee led by the territorial administration ministers from both countries met on Saturday in the Nigerien town of Tera, on the extreme northern side near the border with Burkina Faso, to peacefully resolve the dispute by finally demarcating the border.
Unsafe Abortion Is Widespread in Burkina Faso
[The Guttmacher Institute]New York, Ny -Low Level of Contraceptive Use in the Country Fuels High Rate of Unintended Pregnancy
HM the King Holds Phone Call With President of Burkina Faso
[MAP]Rabat -On the eve of the royal visit to in several sub-Saharan countries that will start with Mali, His Majesty King Mohammed VI and President of Burkina Faso, Blaise CompaorÃ©, held on Monday a phone call, said a statement of the King's office.
World's First Clitoral Repair Hospital Opens in Burkina Faso
[Premium Times]Thousands of victims of Female Genital Mutilation, FGM, can finally receive reconstructive surgery as the world's first clitoral repair hospital is set to open in March in Burkina Faso's second largest city, Bobo-Dioulasso.
Burundian Foreign Minister Meets With Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
[Ethiopia Government]The Foreign Minister of the Republic of Burundi, Laurent Kavakure, visited Mogadishu on Saturday (February 8), holding talks with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
Diambars in Narrow Win Over Asfa Yennenga
[CAF]Senegalese champions, Diambars managed a lone goal win over ASFA Yennenga of Burkina Faso in their Orange CAF Champions League prelims first leg clash on Saturday in Mbour.