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2015-07-26 Mixture of Ivorians, Burkinabes At Liberian Borders Poses Threat to Security - Senate's Security Committee Reports
[Heritage] The Plenary of the Liberia Senate has endorsed recommendations contained in a report from its Committee on Defense, Security, Intelligence and Veteran Affairs on alleged mercenary activities in Grand Gedeh County.

2015-07-24 Burkina MPs Adopt Motion to Charge Compaore With Treason
[Nation] Lawmakers from Burkina Faso's interim parliament have adopted a resolution asking the High Court to put deposed leader Blaise Compaore on trial for high treason and violating the constitution.

2015-07-20 Burkina Faso Reshuffles Govt Three Months Before Polls
[News24Wire] Burkina Faso's interim president Michel Kafando reshuffled government to strengthen his political power three months before the West African nation is set to hold general elections.

2015-07-16 Burkina Faso Presidential Hopefuls Urged to Tackle Early, Forced Marriage
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Burkina Faso's presidential candidates must commit to tackling forced and early marriage and improving access to contraception, sex education and health services for women and girls ahead of elections in October, a rights group said on Wednesday.

2015-07-15 Political Tension in Burkina Faso - the Perils of a Subtle Coup
[Daily Maverick] Less than a year after a popular uprising brought an end to the 27-year rule of former president, Blaise Compaore, Burkina Faso once again finds itself on the edge of a political crisis. Tensions between the Presidential Security Regiment, Prime Minister Yacouba Izaac Zida and civil society groups threaten to destabilise the country ahead of the slated 11 October elections, and possibly plunge the country into further economic and political turmoil. By FRANK CHARNAS.

2015-07-13 World Bank to Support Burkina Faso's Public Sector Modernization
[World Bank] Washington -The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a EUR?40 million International Development Association (IDA)*credit to support the Government of Burkina Faso implement the country's national plan to strengthen its public sector.

2015-07-13 Why Genetically Modified Crops Have Been Slow to Take Hold in Africa
[The Conversation Africa] There's a confined field trial taking place in rural Nigeria. The crop being tested is genetically modified (GM) insect-resistant cowpea, an important, high-protein, drought-tolerant food legume grown widely in the dry savannah regions of tropical Africa.

2015-07-13 Young Warriors in Easy 2015 African Games Draw
[New Zimbabwe] The Young Warriors have been drawn in what appears an easy draw for the 2015 African Congo, Brazzaville Games after they were put in Group A along with hosts Congo, Sudan and Burkina Faso.

2015-07-10 Refugee Self-Reliance in Africa Boosted By Ikea Foundation Support
[UNHCR] Geneva -Last month, Ethiopia was home to over 700,000 refugees, reinforcing its position as the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa and the fifth largest worldwide. At the same time a dire situation prevails in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso, which currently hosts the vast majority - 94 per cent - of the 33,692 Malian refugees who have fled violence in that country.

2015-07-10 Foundation Donates to Refugees in Africa
[Ethiopian Herald] The UN refugee agency announced yesterday that it has received a grant of ?38 million from the IKEA Foundation, its largest private sector partner. The grant for 2015-2017 aims to make refugees and heavily stretched host communities more resilient in Ethiopia and Burkina Faso by supporting self-reliance initiatives, improving basic services and fostering peaceful co-existence.

2015-07-04 French Soldier Charged Over Child Sex Abuse
[RFI] A French soldier accused of sexually abusing two girls aged three and five in Burkina Faso has been charged with paedophilia and recording pornographic images in France.

2015-07-02 French Soldiers Accused of Child Sex Abuse Detained
[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.

2015-07-03 Nigeria to Partner Ecowas for Elections in B/Faso
[Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja pledged that Nigeria would work with other ECOWAS member-nations and the international community to assist Burkina Faso in the conduct of free, credible and peaceful elections.

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.

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