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2016-06-24 Orange Acquires Airtel Burkina Faso
[Capital FM] Orange telecom has finalised the acquisition of mobile operator Airtel in Burkina Faso.

2016-06-17 Govt Receives U.S.$100 Million to Improve Its Road Network and Develop Urban Infrastructure
[World Bank] The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved a $100 million IDA* credit to help the Government of Burkina Faso improve its road network and develop urban infrastructure.

2016-06-15 Improving Mother and Child Health in Burkina Faso
[IFRC] In Mangodara, a department located 500 kilometres from Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, local communities are facing various challenges. It is a malaria prone area and access to health care facilities is difficult. People also do not have access to clean water. Women wash clothes in the same backwaters and streams they depend on for cooking and drinking, making adults and children sick.

2016-06-14 Farmers Get Creative to Cope With Drought
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Drought-prone Burkina Faso finds ways to help those most vulnerable to climate extremes

2016-06-14 IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth and Fifth ECF Reviews for Burkina Faso
[IMF] Press Release No. 16/268

2016-06-09 Thirty Nations Cut 'Multidimensional' Poverty in 'Runaway Success'
[allAfrica] According to a new analysis from the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative at the University of Oxford, 30 of 35 sub-Saharan African countries analysed for changes to poverty levels over time reduced multidimensional poverty significantly.

2016-06-07 Burkina Faso Transition PM Risks Sanctions
[Cameroon Tribune] General Yacouba Isaac Zida is currently in Canada.

2016-06-02 Germany Supports WFP in Tackling Undernutrition & Building Resilience in Burkina Faso
[WFP] "WFP is grateful for Germany's significant donation, which will help vulnerable rural households achieve better food and nutrition security. These families regularly face climatic shocks such as droughts and floods, which seriously affect their livelihoods. Over the five-year period, Germany's funds will be critical to the work of WFP and its partners in reinforcing their resilience," said Jean-Charles Dei, WFP Country Director in Burkina Faso.

2016-05-27 Burkina Faso Second AU Force to Quit Darfur Peacekeeping Mission
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Burkina Faso has become the second African Union country to announce its withdrawal from the joint UN-AU Mission in Darfur (Unamid). This follows a similar announcement by South Africa two weeks ago.

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