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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)

Soccer - Banyana Face Burkina Faso for First Time

[Sascoc] The Banyana Banyana national women's side will take on Burkina Faso in an international friendly match next Sunday. (AllAfrica)

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)