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2017-04-23 New African Union Chief Puts Peace Back On the Agenda
[ISS] The scene is not a familiar one at the African Union (AU): the AU Commission (AUC) chairperson, in shirtsleeves, walking in the blazing sun down an unpaved alley in a war-torn country. Yet this picture of Moussa Faki Mahamat, the new AUC chairperson, on a visit to South Sudan, is probably the first of many.

2017-04-11 Security Alone Won't Save Burkina Faso From Extremism
[ISS] Since 4 April 2015, the day a Romanian citizen was abducted in Tambao on Burkina Faso's north-east border with Mali and Niger, about 20 terror attacks killing 70 people have been recorded in the country, according to the Minister for Security, Simon Compaoré.

2017-04-03 Suspects in Arms Depot Raid Claim Torture, Humiliation
[Al Jazeera] About 20 Burkinabe soldiers on trial at a military tribunal over a failed raid on an arms depot last year have said they were tortured to extract their confessions.

2017-03-31 With Micro-Credit and Tricycles, Disabled Women Confront Stigma in Burkina Faso
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Garango -"Before this initiative we were confined to our homes. We couldn't go out."

2017-03-28 Pope Francis Seeking God's Forgiveness Good but Genocide Survivors Need More
[East African] On Monday, March 20, news came that Pope Francis had apologised for the Catholic Church's role in the 1994 Genocide against Tutsis. The deed followed President Paul Kagame's visit to the Vatican where he reportedly compared notes with the Pontiff.

2017-03-28 Joint Communique At the End of the Visit By the President of Burkina Faso
[SNA] Khartoum -Sudan and Burkina Faso on Monday issued a joint communique at the end of the two day state visit to the Sudan by the Preside of Burkina Faso, Rouch Mark Christian Kaboure, in which he held a round of talks with the President of the Republic Omar Bashir and a number of senior government officials in Khartoum, 26-27 of March 2017.

2017-03-26 Burkina Faso-Nigeria Friendly Cancelled Over UK Visas
[Al Jazeera] Burkina Faso's friendly against Nigeria in London next week has been cancelled because of visa issues affecting travelling players from Burkina Faso, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said.

2017-03-28 Burkina Faso-Nigeria Friendly Cancelled Over UK Visa Refusals
[RFI] A friendly match between Burkina Faso and Nigeria to be held on Monday at the London borough of Barnet was cancelled because seven Burkina Faso players failed to secure UK entry visas. Nigeria were using the match as part of preparations for their remaining qualifiers for the World Cup 2018 and Africa Cup of Nations 2019.

2017-03-27 Bashir Reaffirms Sudan Keenness to Cement Relations With Burkina Faso
[SNA] Khartoum -President Omar Bashir on Sunday reaffirmed Sudan's keenness to strengthen its relations with Burkina Faso in a way that would achieve the interests of the peoples of the two countries.

2017-03-27 President of Burkina Faso Affirms Firmness of Relations With Sudan
[SNA] Khartoum -President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian has underlined strength of relations between Burkina Faso and Sudan and his country 's resolve to develop them in a way that serves joint interests between the two countries and people.

2017-03-28 Ibrahim Mahmud Meets Secretary General of Burkina Faso Ruling Party
[SNA] Khartoum -The Assistant of the President of the Republic, Deputy Chairman of the National Congress's Party Affairs, Engineer, Ibrahim Mahmud Hammed met, Monday, at his office, in the Presidential Palace, the Deputy Speaker of West African Parliament and the Secretary General of the Ruling Party in Burkina Faso, Jacob Wadrio.

2017-03-27 President of Burkina Faso Arrives in Khartoum
[SNA] Khartoum -The President of Burkina Faso, Roch Kaboré, arrived in Khartoum Sunday noon on a three-day official visit and received at Khartoum Airport by the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, and a number of ministers.

2017-03-27 Sudan-Burkina Faso Joint Talks
[SNA] Khartoum, March-26 (SUNA) - Sudan and Burkina Faso held, Sunday night joint talks, at the Presidential Palace, co-chaired by the President of the Republic, Field Marshal, Omer Al-Basher and the visiting Burkina Faso President, Roch Marc Christian in the presence of the ministers of the two sides.

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