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Bafana Bounce Back in Style to Thrash The Stallions

[SAFA] Bafana Bafana responded in gallant fashion to outclass Burkina Faso in this entertaining FIFA World Cup qualifier at FNB Stadium on drizzling Saturday afternoon. (AllAfrica)

Baxter Makes Eight Changes for Burkina Faso Qualifier

[SAFA] 7 October 2017 - Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter has made eight changes to the team that lost 2-1 to Cape Verde in Durban last month. (AllAfrica)

Global Fund Board Approves Transfer of Funds Within the 2014-2016 Allocation to Burkina Faso

[GFO] The Global Fund Board has approved the transfer of ? 2.6 million from within the 2014-2016 allocation to Burkina Faso. The funds are being transferred from a TB/HIV grant and an RSSH grant, where they were projected to remain unused, to a malaria grant (BFA-M-PADS) to cover a significant gap that has materialized in the malaria program. The Board was acting on a recommendation from its Grant Approvals Committee (GAC). (AllAfrica)

Cisse Unveils Squad for Burkina Faso Double

[CAF] Senegal coach Aliou Cisse has announced a 26-man squad for next month's 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifier double-header against Burkina Faso. (AllAfrica)

President Sirleaf Consoles Burkina Faso Following the Death of the President of the National Assembly, Mr Salifou Diallo

[The Capitol Times] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a Message of Condolence to her Burkinabe counterpart, Mr. Roch Marc Christian Kabore, President of the Republic of Burkina Faso, following the passing of the President of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso, Mr. Salifou Diallo in Paris, France, on Saturday, August 19, 2017. (AllAfrica)

Ellen Consoles Burkina Faso

[NEWS] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of condolence to her Burkinabe counterpart, President Roch Marc Christian Kabore following the passing of the President of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso, Salifou Diallo in Paris, France, on Saturday, August 19, 2017. (AllAfrica)

Pres. Sirleaf Consoles Burkina Faso

[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a Message of Condolence to her Burkinabe counterpart, President Roch Marc Christian Kabore, following the passing of the President of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso, Mr. Salifou Diallo in Paris, France, on Saturday, August 19, 2017. (AllAfrica)

Why Burundians Continue to Flee

[African Arguments] Despite government claims that Burundi is safe, refugees say they will only consider returning under three conditions. (AllAfrica)

Support Needed for North in Fight Against Terror

[Deutsche Welle] Not for the first time, a terror attack in Ouagadougou has left many people dead. But terror is not only a problem in the capital of Burkina Faso. The threat is present throughout the country, says Thomas Mösch. (AllAfrica)

Mali, Burkina Faso Attacks Boost Calls for G5 Anti-Jihadi Force At UN

[RFI] Jihadi attacks in Mali and Burkina Faso overshadowed Tuesday's UN Security Council meeting, which discussed efforts to establish peace in Africa. Delegates were mulling plans to roll out an all-African force in the Sahel to tackle the armed Islamist threat, but the plan has been beset by challenges. (AllAfrica)

Police Ends Operation Against Suspected Jihadists

[VOA] Burkina Faso's security forces have ended their operation against suspected Islamic militants who opened fire on a restaurant in the country's capital, killing at least 18 people and wounding eight. (AllAfrica)

Burkina Attack - Macron, Kaboré Want G5 Anti-Jihad Force Soon

[RFI] French President Emmanuel Macron has called for the swift launch of a five-nation African anti-terror force following Sunday's murderous attack on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou. (AllAfrica)

Many Killed When Gunmen Attack Burkina Faso Restaurant

[Deutsche Welle] Suspected extremists have killed several foreigners during a raid at a Turkish restaurant in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, officials say. At least two assailants were shot dead as police secured the area. (AllAfrica)

Gunmen Attack Burkina Faso Restaurant, Many Killed

[Deutsche Welle] Several foreigners were killed when suspected Islamist terrorists attacked a Turkish restaurant in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, officials said. Police and soldiers were battling the assailants. (AllAfrica)

Restaurant Attacked By Gunmen in Burkina Faso

[Al Jazeera] An attack by gunmen on a Turkish restaurant that began late on Sunday left at least 18 people dead and eight wounded in the capital of Burkina Faso, a West African country that has seen a surge in violence by armed groups over the past few years. (AllAfrica)

CAF President Ahmad Meets Burkina Faso President Kabore

[CAF] CAF President Ahmad on Friday, 4 August 2017 met the President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kabore, at the Presidential Palace in the capital, Ouagadougou. (AllAfrica)

CAF President Ahmad Visits Burkina Faso

[CAF] CAF President Ahmad was on Thursday, 3 August 2017, greeted to a rapturous welcome upon arrival at the Ouagadougou International Airport for a three-day visit. (AllAfrica)

AU Welcomes UN Resolution of Joint Force for Sahel States

[Premium Times] The African Union, AU, on Friday welcomed the UN Resolution for the deployment of a joint force for the Group of Five for Sahel States, FC-G5S. (AllAfrica)

French Soldier Given One-Year for Abusing Girl

[RFI] A French soldier found guilty of child sex abuse in Burkina Faso has been sentenced to a year in prison with another year suspended. As is usual in France with jail sentences of less than a year, he will not serve time unless he violates conditions set by the law. (AllAfrica)

'Family Issues' Push Footballer Bastos Out of Burkina Faso Clash

[ANGOP] Luanda -Family issues are at the base of the absence of Angolan international Bastos in the national soccer team, which Saturday in Ouagadougou play against Burkina Faso, for the opening round of group I to qualify for the next African Cup of Nations ) to be played in Cameroon in 2019. (AllAfrica)

The European Union and the Sahel, Fact Sheet

[PR Newswire] Brussels -The EU supports the Sahel countries - Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger - in areas of shared interest such as security, migration, terrorism, the humanitarian response, resilience building and long-term development. (AllAfrica)

Trial of Former Leader Blaise Compaore Adjourned

[Al Jazeera] The closely-watched and long-delayed trial of Blaise Compaore, Burkina Faso's former president, and members of his cabinet has been adjourned for a month after his lawyers claimed that he would not receive a fair hearing. (AllAfrica)

Trial of Ex-Leader Blaise Compaore Under Way

[Al Jazeera] A closely-watched trial of Burkina Faso's Blaise Compaore, former president, and members of his cabinet is under way in the capital, Ouagadougou. (AllAfrica)

New Ambassador Looks for Commercial, Cultural Exchanges With Seychelles

[Seychelles News Agency] Burkina Faso's first ambassador to Seychelles said the two countries can benefit from the exchange of commerce and culture. (AllAfrica)

Presidents Who Came to Power At 40 and Below

[Monitor] Emmanuel Macron was elected President of France last Sunday in an internationally popular presidential election. It is believed that the election was a disguised referendum on the European Union (EU) in France. If his opponent, Marine Le Pen had won, chances were high that France would leave the EU. France had last had a young leader in the 1880s when Napoleon Bonaparte led the republic. Macron's election has generated a debate over a new generation of presidents taking power. While this seems to be the no (AllAfrica)

Women in Politics - Nigeria Can Emulate Burkina Faso

[Vanguard] - Women group bitter as only 54 women submitted forms for 448 LG positions in Lagos (AllAfrica)

France Says '20 Fighters Killed' in North

[Al Jazeera] France says it has killed about 20 suspected fighters in a forest near Mali's border with Burkina Faso. (AllAfrica)

French Report Killing or Capturing Militants

[Deutsche Welle] In a weekend operation involving airstrikes, French forces have reported killing or capturing 20 jihadists hiding in a forest near the border between Mali and Burkina Faso. A French soldier had been killed last month. (AllAfrica)

Issues of Cooperation Between Sudan and Burkina Faso Discussed

[SNA] Khartoum -The Head of the National Assembly's Committee for External Relations and International Cooperation, Dr Mohamed Mustafa met, Sunday, with Chairman of the Committee for West and Central African countries of Burkina Faso Parliament, Saji Jacob. (AllAfrica)

Ibrahim Mahmud Receives Delegations From Niger, Burkina Faso and Comoros

[SNA] Khartoum -The Assistant of the President of the Republic, the NC Deputy Chairman for Party Affairs, Engineer, Ibrahim Mahmud Hammed has received message from the Chairman of the ruling party in Republic of Niger. The message was delivered to Engineer, Hammed by a delegation from the Republic of Niger, Saturday, at the NC HQs chaired by the Party Secretary General. (AllAfrica)

Trial Delayed for Burkina Faso's Former President

[VOA] A Burkina Faso court has postponed the start of the trial of ex-president Blaise Compaoré and his former Cabinet. The accused are being tried for their alleged role in the violent crackdown on the 2014 uprising that ultimately ended Compaoré's nearly three decades in power. (AllAfrica)