Ghana: VP Bawumia to NDC – Our Dams Are Not Guinea Fowls That Will Fly to Burkina

The Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has reaffirmed Government’s determination to fulfil the campaign pledge of facilitating year round farming in the northern regions through the construction of dams under the ‘One Village One Dam’ programme. According to Vice President Bawumia, government will complete ongoing construction works for these dams, to ensure […]

Ghana: Woman Arrested for Attempting to Smuggle Fertiliser to Burkina Faso

A woman who attempted to smuggle 1,000 bags of 50 kilograms of fertiliser meant for Planting for Food and Jobs (FPJs) into Burkina Faso, was on Thursday arrested by the Police in Navrongo in the Upper East Region. The Upper East Regional Minister, Ms Paulina Patience Abayage, who confirmed this to the Ghanaian Times at […]

South Africa: Burkina Faso Kidnapping – SA Man Believed to Be Dead, but Wife Holds On to Hope

A South African man who was kidnapped in Burkina Faso is believed to have died, but his wife refuses to accept this until she has proof. Christo Bothma, 54, who worked for a mine in that country, was taken hostage with the son of the owner of the mine in September last year. This weekend, […]

Burkina Faso: At Least 15 Killed in Jihadist Attack in Burkina Faso

Suspected jihadists have raided a village in Burkina Faso’s restive north region, killing 15 people, plundering and burning shops and motorbikes, a regional governor has said. The raid took place on the night of Thursday to Friday with “around 20 individuals attacking the village of Diblou,” in Sanmatenga province a security source said Saturday. The […]

Burkina Faso: Persistence Pays – Powering a Green Economy

The sun fades fast on a small village surrounding the outskirts of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s capital city. Shadows fall in long dark lines across a neat row of houses. A group of school children race through the alleyways on their way home, clutching their school books. Outside one of the houses, Mariama Mamane sits on […]

Burkina Faso: Legislative Threat to Press Freedom Must Be Declared Unconstitutional

press release Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Burkina Faso’s Constitutional Council to strike down a newly passed law containing amendments to the criminal code that would criminalize certain kinds of online content, including fake news and terrorism reporting that could have negative consequences. Adopted by Burkina Faso’s national assembly on 21 June, the law […]

Burkina Faso Parliament Passes Legal Revisions Criminalizing False News, Reporting On Terrorism

New York — Burkina Faso authorities should prevent the enactment of revisions of the penal code that criminalize false news and reporting on terrorism or security operations, and ensure laws do not permit jail time for reporters, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On June 21, Burkina Faso’s parliament adopted revisions to the country’s […]

Burkina Faso: WHO Scales Up Activities in Response to Worsening Humanitarian Situation

Brazzaville, 15 July 2019 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up operations in Burkina Faso in response to a growing humanitarian crisis, which has seen over 200,000 displaced. WHO is mobilizing experts to strengthen interventions, including preventative and responsive vaccination campaigns and strategies for provision of health services, as well as increasing supplies […]

Africa: Delegations from Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire visit Burkina Faso on sanitation mission

press release 17 June 2019, SENEGAL – Delegations from Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire have visited the Bobo-Dioulasso sanitation facility in Burkina Faso to share learnings to improve sanitation in their own country. Organised by WaterAid and Speak Up Africa, one of the visits’ main objectives was to share with delegates from Senegal and Yamoussoukro (Cote […]

Burkina Faso/Nigeria: AFCON – Put Vows to Use Burkina Faso Experience On Eagles

By Emmanuel Okogba Guinea coach, Paul Put said his experience with Burkina Faso in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations will come into play when they face Nigeria’s Super Eagles in the 2019 AFCON group B match up. The Belgian-born coach guided Burkina Faso to their first ever AFCON final in South Africa, but they […]