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Africa: Sahel States Need International Support ‘Now More Than Ever’ – UN Peacekeeping Chief

By UN News Centre Africa's crisis-torn Sahel region needs support from the international community "now more than ever,"...

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Burkina Faso: Thomas Sankara Gets His First Monument in Burkina Faso

By Socrates Mbamalu 31 years after his murder, the first stone of the five meter bronze monument to...

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West Africa: The Role of Women in West Africa’s Violent Extremist Groups

analysisBy Ella Jeannine Abatan Women's involvement in Boko Haram attacks in the Lake Chad Basin is well known....

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Africa: Remembering Thomas Sankara On the 30th Anniversary of His Assassination

opinionBy Amber Murrey Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (1949-1987) was assassinated 30 years ago, on 15 October 1987. He...

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Burkina Faso: Urgent need to protect girls from FGM and forced marriage

·          48 girls suffered medical complications following female genital mutilation last month ·          More than half...

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Ghana: Electricity – Power Line Connects Burkina Faso to Ghana

Bilateral cooperation was in the limelight over the weekend in West Africa when Presidents Roch Marc Christian Kaboré...

Farmer Wins ‘Alternative Nobel’ for Drought-Fighting Technique

Dakar -A farmer from Burkina Faso who popularized an ancient farming technique to reverse desertification is among the...

The ‘Natural Resource Curse’ and Artisanal Mines – the Case of Burkina Faso

Is there a "natural resources curse" as economists call it? This burning question arises in all resource-rich countries...

‘Africa Has Chosen China,’ Says Burkina Faso President

Burkina Faso will strengthen cooperation with China in all areas as Africa-China relations develop for mutual benefit, President...

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Ivory Coast: Michel Gbagbo sentenced to 6 months in prison for “false news”

Michel Gbagbo, the son of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, was sentenced Friday to six months in prison...