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Continuing the Fight to Shrink the Malaria Map in the Sahel

[Malaria Consortium] Another rainy season brings malaria preventive treatment to children (AllAfrica)

'Africa Has Chosen China,' Says Burkina Faso President

[Focac] Burkina Faso will strengthen cooperation with China in all areas as Africa-China relations develop for mutual benefit, President Roch Marc Christian Kabore said. (AllAfrica)

Traore Inspires Berkane Into Quarters, Masry Too

[CAF] Burkina Faso midfielder Alain Traore inspired his RS Berkane to a 2-0 away win over El Hilal of Sudan on Sunday in Omdurman to book their place at the quarter finals alongside El Masry of Egypt. (AllAfrica)

Sira Labs' Django Bathily On Building a Network of Incubators Across Francophone Africa

[Innovation in Africa] There's no easy way to break out of a small country market but it's essential for a start-up to find growth. Francophone Africa is almost completely a mosaic of small country markets. Russell Southwood talks to Django Bathily, Founder, Sira Labs about how he's creating an incubator network to chase just this type of growth. (AllAfrica)

Former Burkina Faso Prime Minister Ouedraogo to Head Observation Mission to Mali's July 29 Presidential Vote

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Former Prime Minister of Burkina Faso and ECOWAS Commission President, Kadre Desire Ouedraogo, will lead the organisation's 171-member Observation Mission to Mali's July 29 crucial presidential vote. (AllAfrica)

As Millions Face Hunger in Sahel, More Accountability Is Needed to Attract Support, Warns Red Cross President

[IFRC] About 5.8 million people across Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal are struggling to get enough food and require immediate assistance. To respond to their needs adequately, humanitarian actors need to manage well the funding they receive from their partners and well-wishers, warned Francesco Rocca, the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), during a visit to Guinea, from 18 to 20 June 2018. (AllAfrica)

Pierre-Christophe Gam - Paying Homage to Thomas Sankara Through Art

[This is Africa] Thomas Sankara might be dead but his spirit is alive, a source of inspiration to many Africans, including artists like Pierre-Christophe Gam, a Cameroonian-Chadian artist. Gam titled his work The Upright Man "a mixed media installation offering an apocryphal look at the life and legacy of Thomas Sankara". (AllAfrica)

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. Burkinabč 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)