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2015-11-25 Election Observers Preparing for 'Extraordinary' Polls
[RFI] In Burkina Faso, electoral observers are readying themselves for this weekend's landmark polls. Codel, a grouping of civil society organisations, is deploying some 5,000 observers to monitor elections temporarily derailed by a failed coup attempt in September. The polls are seen as key to the country's transition to democracy following last year's overthrow of strongman Blaire Compaore.

2015-11-24 Nation Set for an Electoral Uprising?
[ISS] On Sunday, 29 November, around 5.5 million people are expected at the polls in Burkina Faso to elect the next president and the 127 members of Parliament. These elections, the first after the ousting of former president Blaise Compaoré, will see 14 presidential candidates and 6 944 Parliamentary candidates vie for top spots in the country's leadership.

2015-11-23 AUC Chairperson Approves the Deployment of African Union Short-Term Observers (STOs) for the 2015 General Elections in Burkina Faso
[African Union] The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has approved the deployment of the African Union Short-Term Observation (STO) Mission to the 29 November 2015 General Elections in Burkina Faso, following an official invitation of the Government. The STOs will arrive in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on 21 November 2015 and will remain in the country until 05 December 2015.

2015-11-16 Alcatel-Lucent, Burkina Faso to Apply Cloud Networking Technology to Stimulate Economic Growth
[CIO] Alcatel-Lucent is to provide the government of Burkina Faso with cloud networking technology that will enable it to develop new digital public services, such as e-government, e-learning and e-health.

2015-11-12 Burkina Faso Judiciary Warns Candidates Against Violating Penal Code
[Focac] Ouagadougou -Burkina Faso prosecutor on Wednesday warned candidates in the Nov. 29 presidential and legislative elections against violation of electoral laws during campaigns, a judicial source said.

2015-11-13 Alcatel-Lucent and Burkina Faso to Apply Cloud Networking Technology to Stimulate Economic Growth Through Digital Public Services
[AMA] First West African nation to use the cloud to connect government, education, cities and industries

2015-11-11 The Recent Military Coup Attempt Did Not Succeed in Disrupting the Democratic Process
[EASS] For the first time the European Union has deployed an Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to observe the elections in Burkina Faso.

2015-11-10 Yoghurt in Burkina Faso's School Meals - Benefitting Students and Small-Scale Women Producers Alike
[WFP] As part of its school meals project in Burkina Faso, WFP uses locally-produced yoghurt to enrich children's school meals and provide a market for vulnerable small-scale producers to earn an extra income. Students in fourteen schools have been benefitting from this initiative since May, when WFP introduced yoghurt into its school meals. In the 2015-2016 school year, the yoghurt initiative will expand to 20 schools, reaching 2,500 students. This school year, the overall school meals program will reach over 1

2015-11-10 Young Stallion Traore Holds the Reins
[CAF] In the face of that historic possibility, Burkina Faso coach Paul Put called on 18-year-old Bertrand Traore at a key moment in the tie. And though the West Africans ultimately came up short, this promising young side banked the experience and are calling on it on the road to Russia 2018. "That loss was a huge disappointment," Traore told "We nearly made it, but it was not to be. We believe in ourselves though, and we are going to start a new adventure against Benin, and hopefully we will make it

2015-11-06 Two Burkinabes Detained for 'Illegal Entry' Into Liberia
[LINA] Two Burkinabes were Wednesday arraigned before the Monrovia City Court on charges of illegal entry into the country.

2015-11-04 Proven Parasite Drug Hailed As Malaria Weapon
[SciDev.Net] A drug used for decades against river blindness and elephantiasis in Africa, is being hailed as the newest weapon against malaria.

2015-11-03 OIG Report Provides Details of Its Investigation Into the Use of Two Million Counterfeit Bed Nets in Burkina Faso
[GFO] Secretariat now requires pre-shipment testing of bed nets

2015-10-28 GOtv Boxing Night - How Ekpo Floored Burkina Faso's 'Tyson'
[Guardian] He was full of confidence that Nigeria's Isaac Ekpo, a former Commonwealth Super Middleweight champion, would not survive four rounds, but at the end, Burkina Faso's Jules Kabore ate his vomit.

2015-10-27 Eagles Get U.S.$2,000 Each for Draw With Burkina Faso
[Vanguard] Each member of the home - based Super Eagles were paid $2,000 each as bonus for qualifying for the 2016 African Nations Championship in Rwanda.

2015-10-26 Eagles Hold B'faso to Qualify for 2016 Chan
[This Day] Duro Ikhazuagbe Nigeria played a goalless draw with Burkina Faso yesterday to qualify for the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) to be held in Rwanda.

2015-10-26 Nigeria Hold Burkina Faso, Qualify for 2016 Chan
[Daily Trust] The Home-based Super Eagles yesterday qualified for their second CHAN after holding hosts Burkina Faso to a 0-0 draw to book the passage on 0-0 aggregate, having won the first leg 2-0 in Port Harcourt a week ago.

2015-10-26 Oliseh Wants Victory, As Eagles Hit Ouagadougou
[Guardian] Super Eagles Coach Sunday Oliseh has charged the home -based Super Eagles B, not to let the country down in Sunday's 2016 African Nations Championship final qualifying match against the Etalons of Burkina Faso.

2015-10-26 Chan Ticket at Stake as Eagles Battles Etalons
[Daily Trust] Super Eagles will be tackling Burkina Faso's Les Etalons this afternoon in Ouagadougou for a place in next year's African Championship of Nations tournament in Rwanda.

2015-10-26 Oliseh Charges Eagles to Beat B/Faso
[Vanguard] Super Eagles head coach, Sunday Oliseh has charged the home-based national team to go ahead and beat Burkina Faso to seal their ticket to the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda next January.

2015-10-26 Chan - All Set for Eagles, Etalons Clash
[Vanguard] Following the match coordination meeting at the Splendid Hotel, Ouagadougou on Saturday, all is now set for Sunday's 2016 African Nations Championship final round, second leg qualifier between Nigeria and Burkina Faso.

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