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Wanted - Honorary Consuls For 'Cash-Strapped' African Nations

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Honorary consuls occupy a little-known niche in the global elite. Many work to rigorous standards, but for others their avowed love for their adopted country is not always reflected in their tax filings. (AllAfrica)


'We Are the Enemies of Our Leaders' - West Africa Leaks Journalists

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] The 13 journalists who worked on the West Africa Leaks face everything from threats, law suits and intimidation. (AllAfrica)


Ouagadougou Cuts Ties With Taipei

[allAfrica] The Burkina Faso government has announced it is cutting ties with Taiwan. (AllAfrica)


Three Presumed Terrorists Killed in Ouagadougou Shootout

[RFI] Three suspected jihadists and a gendarme were killed on Tuesday in Burkina Faso's capital in a pre-dawn raid led by security forces on the suspects' house. Burkinabè officials say the militants were linked to an attack in March against the army headquarters and the French embassy in Ouagadougou. (AllAfrica)


MFWA, Partners Train Journalists On Effective Anti-Corruption Reporting in Burkina Faso

[MFWA] The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) in collaboration with its national partner in Burkina Faso, Centre National de Presse - Norbert Zongo (CNP-NZ) will on Wednesday April 25 - Friday, April 27, 2018, hold a three-day training workshop for influential journalists in Burkina Faso. (AllAfrica)


How Citizens Took to the Streets to Remove a Dictator, Then Stayed There

[African Arguments] Years after Burkinabé citizens overthrew a repressive regime, street protests continue apace over a wide range of issues. (AllAfrica)


Ethnic Violence Pushes Malians Into Burkina Faso Crisis Zone

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Ethnic violence in central Mali has driven 3,000 people into northern Burkina Faso since February, straining dwindling food and medical supplies in that part of the West African nation, the United Nations said on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)


Algeria Smile At the Death As Gambia Edge Burkina Faso

[CAF] Algeria left it late against Senegal to book their place at the next round whilst Gambia edged Burkina Faso on penalties to also go through as the penultimate round of matches of the qualifiers came to an end. (AllAfrica)


Next Stop Nigeria - Gam Girls Boot Burkina Out

[Foroyaa] Burkina Faso will leave Banjul with a sorry tale to tell after losing to Gambia's female Scorpions on nerve-wracking 5-3 penalties. Run-up to the second-leg fixture, staged at the Bakau Stadium, was marred by disturbing collage of pictures showing team players stranded at an airport and dozing off on benches after hours of travel. (AllAfrica)


Burkina Faso Defeats Queen Scorpions

[The Point] Burkina Faso's National Women team defeated Gambia's Queen Scorpions on Friday prior to the crucial 2019 Africa Women cup of nation preliminary first 1st leg qualifiers at the Burkina national stadium in Ouagadougou. (AllAfrica)


Gambia Beats Burkina Faso to Navigate to African Women's Cup of Nations Qualifiers' 2nd Round

[The Point] The Gambia Queen Scorpions yesterday defeated their West African counterparts Burkina Faso 2-1 at the Independence Stadium, in Bakau as they move to qualify for the African Women's Cup of Nations Qualifiers'. (AllAfrica)


Tambia's Goal for Gambia in Burkina Not Enough

[Foroyaa] Work resumes for Gambia's lady Scorpions on Tuesday after losing their qualifier first-leg game 2-1 to Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou. (AllAfrica)


Gambia Lady Scorpions Facing Burkina in Nations Cup Qualifier

[Foroyaa] It will be a litmus test affair for Gambia's women national team outfit where a tie with Burkina Faso awaits this Saturday in a first-leg qualifier game for the Africa Cup of Nations. (AllAfrica)


Hunger and Conflict Push North Into Crisis

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Food shortages and a jihadist uprising in northern Burkina Faso risk plunging the region into a humanitarian crisis if urgent action is not taken, aid agencies said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)


Spreading Religious Tolerance in Burkina Faso

[Deutsche Welle] Burkino Faso in West Africa is well known for its religious and cultural tolerance. But several large-scale extremist attacks in the region are putting this to the test. One man is using theater to fight back. (AllAfrica)


Women's Scorpion Shortlists 20 Players to Face Burkina Faso

[Foroyaa] Women's Scorpions have issued a list containing the names of 20 players identified to face the Senior national team of the Republic of Burkina Faso. (AllAfrica)


Trial Resumes of 84 Coup Plot Suspects

[Cameroon Tribune] They are accused of briefly overthrowing the transitional government of Michel Kafando. (AllAfrica)


Burkina Faso joins the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and confirms its commitment to pursue energy transition

[Présidence du Faso] President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi to strengthen economic ties between the two countries (AllAfrica)


Alarming Escalation of Jihadist Violence

[ICG] Attacks on the Burkina Faso army headquarters and the French Embassy on 2 March 2018 were better organised, involved heavier weapons and were more sustained than anything seen so far in Burkina Faso. In this Q&A, our West Africa Program Director Rinaldo Depagne says the jihadist assault further exposes worrying weakness in the Burkinabé security forces. (AllAfrica)


Jihadist Group Claims Attacks On French Interests in Burkina Faso

[RFI] The jihadist Group to Support Islam and Muslims (JSIM) has claimed responsibility for the twin attacks in Burkina Faso, in a message cited Saturday by Mauritania's Al-Akhbar news agency. (AllAfrica)


Mali-Based Militant Group Claims Deadly Attacks

[Deutsche Welle] A militant group that includes al-Qaida's North African branch has claimed responsibility for Friday's deadly assault. A UN report has warned that growing instability in Mali could undermine security in the Sahel. (AllAfrica)


UN Chief, Security Council, Strongly Condemn Terrorist Attacks

[UN News] The two deadly terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso's capital, Ougadougou, on Friday have been strongly condemned by the United Nations. (AllAfrica)


President Urges Public to Cooperate With Military After Twin Attacks

[VOA] Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore urged the public Saturday to cooperate more closely with the country's military, one day after an armed group carried out coordinated attacks on France's embassy and cultural center and on the West African country's military headquarters in the capital of Ouagadougou. (AllAfrica)


Egypt Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Burkina Faso

[Egypt Online] In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on March 3rd, the Arab Republic of Egypt condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks that targeted the French Embassy, the French Cultural Center, and the army headquarters in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, killing some 35 people and injuring 90 others. (AllAfrica)


Four Extremists Killed in Attack on French Embassy

[VOA] Burkina Faso's information minister says four Islamic extremists have been killed in an attack on the French Embassy and French cultural center in the capital, Ouagadougou. (AllAfrica)


2015 Coup in Burkina Faso - Trial of Suspects Begins

[Cameroon Tribune] Burkina Faso citizens are keenly watching the unfolding of the marathon trial of 84 people accused of involvement in the September 15, 2015 military attempt to unseat the transitional government put in place following the resignation of President Blaise Compaoré after mass street protests. (AllAfrica)


Executive Program for Cooperation in Education With Tunisia and Burkina Faso Reviewed

[SNA] Khartoum -The Cabinet' Social and Cultural Sector, in a meeting which was chaired by Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Professor Somiya Abu kashawa, Wednesday, reviewed the Executive Program for Cooperation in Education with Tunisia for the years(2017-2019) and the Executive Program for Cooperation in Education between Sudan and Burkina Faso for years (2017-2020). (AllAfrica)


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)