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How Weavers Are Now On Europe's Migration Front Line

[IRIN] Ouagadugu -Speed, endurance, dexterity and an eye for colour: just some of the skills needed when weaving on a loom. Eveline Ouédraogo masters them all. Without visible effort, this Burkinabé woman rapidly moves her feet over the pedals, her hands manoeuvring 40 brightly coloured coils of thread. (AllAfrica)

Prices, Products and Priorities - Meeting Refugees' Energy Needs in Burkina Faso and Kenya

[Chatham House] As the number of displaced people increases, and aid budgets come under further pressure, the imperative to identify cost-effective and sustainable solutions for delivering energy to refugees is more pressing than ever. (AllAfrica)

'We're Here to Stay' - Vigilante Policing Spreading Across Burkina Faso

[African Arguments] In the absence of the state, local armed units have emerged to enforce law and order. They have been welcomed by many, but not all. (AllAfrica)

A Report's Conclusions, Presented On the Ground

[ICG] A Crisis Group report would never come to be without months of field work, drafting and discussion. And as this photo essay shows, our analysts' presentation of a new publication to its readers is also the beginning of a new cycle of research. (AllAfrica)

CHAN 2018 - Quarter-Final Line-Up is Complete

[CAF] Angola played out a barren draw against Congo in a Group D clash on Wednesday in Agadir, as the two sides progressed to the knockout stage. (AllAfrica)

Congo Confirm Last Eight Spot

[CAF] Second half goals from defender Carof Bakoua and substitute Kader Bidimbou inspired Congo to a 2-0 win over Burkina Faso on Saturday in Agadir and confirm their place at the knockout stage. (AllAfrica)

Angola and Burkina Faso Share Spoils in Group D Opener

[CAF] Burkina Faso opened their campaign with an eventful goalless draw against Angola in their Group D opener in Agadir on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

A Dozen Shades of Khaki - Counter-Insurgency Operations in the Sahel

[IRIN] Dakar -The region has never been so militarised. Here's an overview of the international players in uniform. (AllAfrica)

Soccer - Angolan Skipper Recognizes Tough Game Against Burkina Faso

[ANGOP] Agadir -Despite recognizing the potential of Angola's next opponent at CHAN competition (Burkina Faso) the team?s skipper, Job, believes they will have a good performance. (AllAfrica)

IFC joins with Société Générale and BNP Paribas to Finance Cotton Campaign in Burkina Faso

[PR Newswire] Paris -IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced the signing on Friday, January 12, 2018, of a ?65 million financing facility with Société Burkinabè des Fibres Textiles (SOFITEX) to finance the 2017-2018 cotton campaign in Burkina Faso. IFC will finance ?28.5 of the facility, while Société Générale will also provide ?28.5 million and BNP Paribas an additional ?10 million financing. (AllAfrica)

Soccer - Chan2018 - Angola to Face Burkina Faso for First Time

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola and Burkina Faso meet on the 16th January in Agadir city for the opening of group D match of CHAN'2018 taking place in Morocco from Saturday (13. (AllAfrica)

GAC and TRP Comment On Global Fund Grants to Burkina Faso

[GFO] Among the grants approved by the Board in December were HIV, TB/HIV and malaria grants for Burkina Faso. This article provides a summary of the comments of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) on all three grants. (AllAfrica)

Morocco Reiterates Support for Burkina Faso in Combating Terrorism

[MAP] Ouagadougou -Moroccan ambassador in Ouagadougou and doyen of the diplomatic corps accredited in Burkina Faso, Farhat Bouazza, reiterated before president of this west-African country, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, the support of friendly countries and partners, including Morocco, in the fight against terrorism. (AllAfrica)

Burkina Faso Hails Buhari On War Against Boko Haram, Corruption

[Leadership] Abuja -The Republic of Burkina Faso yesterday commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the "tangible" success he has recorded against the terrorist group, Boko Haram and on war against corruption. (AllAfrica)

Finding the Right Role for the G5 Sahel Joint Force

[ICG] Ten months after its launch, the G5 Sahel joint force (FC-G5S), a joint project under- taken by the five countries of the Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad) is slowly taking shape. (AllAfrica)

Burkina Faso National Day

[PR Newswire] Washington -Please accept my best wishes as you and the people of Burkina Faso celebrate your 57th anniversary of independence on December 11. (AllAfrica)

Macron Rules Out Reparations for Colonialism

[RFI] French President Emmanuel Macron has called for "reconciliation" of the ways former colonisers and colonised remember the past but ruled out reparations. Macron toured three African countries, two of them former French colonies, last week and is soon to visit Algeria. (AllAfrica)

Macron Kicks Off Africa Tour in Burkina Faso

[Citizen] French President Emmanuel Macron landed in Burkina Faso on Monday evening for the opening leg of a three-day Africa tour aimed at boosting France's regional influence and stemming the continent's migrant exodus. (AllAfrica)

France Will Open Secret Sankara Files, Macron Says

[RFI] President Emmanuel Macron kicked off his maiden African tour Tuesday by vowing to declassify secret French files on Burkina Faso's assassinated leader and announcing a billion-euro fund for African businesses. (AllAfrica)

Security, Youth High on Macron's Agenda in Burkina Faso

[VOA] French President Emmanuel Macron met with university students in Burkina Faso Tuesday, as he kicked off a three-day trip to West Africa. He is the first French president in three decades to visit Burkina Faso. (AllAfrica)

Grenade Attack Marks Start of Macron's Burkina Visit

[RFI] Three people were wounded in a grenade attack in Ouagadougou on Monday shortly before French President Emmanuel Macron in Burkina Faso for the opening leg of a three-day Africa tour. (AllAfrica)

Waho Begins Health Specialists Meeting

[NEWS] The West African Health Organization on Wednesday, November 23, 2017 began a two-day meeting for Health Communication specialists in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. (AllAfrica)

President Kaboré Wants France to Extradite Ex-President's Brother

[RFI] Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré has called for France to extradite the brother of his ousted predecessor, despite the fact that the death penalty still exists in his country. (AllAfrica)

African Leaders Commit to Fighting Malnutrition

[Global Nutrition Report] Milan -African leaders gathered at a summit to address the global crisis of malnutrition helped to galvanise US3.4bn including US$640 million in new commitments, organisers said today. (AllAfrica)

Norbert Zongo's Murder - Govt Demands Suspect's Extradition From France

[MFWA] Authorities in Burkina Faso are demanding the extradition of Simone Compaore, brother of ex-Burkinabe dictator Blaise Compaore after the former was arrested in Paris in connection with the killing of Norbert Zongo, Burkina Faso's most famous journalist. (AllAfrica)

France Arrests Former President's Brother Over Journalist's Death

[RFI] The brother of Burkina Faso's deposed President Blaise Compaoré was arrested at Paris's Charles De Gaulle airport on Sunday in connection with the 1998 murder of an investigative journalist. (AllAfrica)

Several Dead From Burkina Faso Mosquito Fever

[CAJ News] Ouagadougou -AT least 11 people are dead after the mosquito-borne dengue fever sweeping through the conflict-prone Burkina Faso. The deaths have been recorded from 4 000 cases mostly in the capital city Ouagadougou. Dr. Yaméogo Issaka, the government's head of epidemiological surveillance service, announced government had put in place a plan to fight the fever. Strategies include space spraying operations in Ouagadougou, exchange meetings, broadcasts of key messages on local radios and the acquisition and pre-po (AllAfrica)

Soccer - Ellis & Van Wyk Speak After 4-0 Win Over Burkina Faso

[SAFA] 23 October 2017 - The Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana ran riot over Burkina Faso on Sunday 22 October at the Dobsonville Stadium with a 4-0 victory over the West-Africans. (AllAfrica)

Soccer - Kgatlana Stars As Banyana Thrash Burkina Faso

[Sascoc] Two goals in each half saw the Banyana Banyana national women's football side downing Burkina Faso 4-0 in Dobsonville, Soweto on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Remembering Thomas Sankara

[Deutsche Welle] Burkina Faso's late President Thomas Sankara is considered one of Africa's revolutionaries and an icon of the liberation movement. He continues to inspire youth movements across Africa. (AllAfrica)

The Social Roots of Jihadist Violence in the North

[ICG] Jihadist violence in the West African Sahel has now spread to the north of Burkina Faso. The response of Ouagadougou and its partners must go beyond the obvious religious and security dimensions of the crisis, and any solution must take into account deep-rooted social and local factors. (AllAfrica)