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Thomas Sankara Gets His First Monument in Burkina Faso

[This is Africa] 31 years after his murder, the first stone of the five meter bronze monument to the memory of Capt Thomas Sankara was laid on October 15, 2018 in Ouagadougou. How else should Africans honour and remember their icons, heroes and heroines? (AllAfrica)

The Role of Women in West Africa's Violent Extremist Groups

[ISS] Women's involvement in Boko Haram attacks in the Lake Chad Basin is well known. However their role in the activities of the Group for the Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM), operating across the Sahel, appears to be less direct. What makes these groups include or exclude women from their ranks and operations? (AllAfrica)

Remembering Thomas Sankara On the 30th Anniversary of His Assassination

[Fahamu] Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (1949-1987) was assassinated 30 years ago, on 15 October 1987. He was one of the most confident and outspoken anti-imperialist leaders of the late 20th century. Sankara's life and political praxis continue to be significant in shaping and inspiring anti-imperial and Pan-African youth activism and resistance across the African continent and beyond. (AllAfrica)

Urgent need to protect girls from FGM and forced marriage

[AI London] ˇ          48 girls suffered medical complications following female genital mutilation last month (AllAfrica)

Electricity - Power Line Connects Burkina Faso to Ghana

[Cameroon Tribune] Bilateral cooperation was in the limelight over the weekend in West Africa when Presidents Roch Marc Christian Kaboré of Burkina Faso and Nana Ado Akufo-Addo of Ghana commissioned a power line connecting their two countries. (AllAfrica)

Farmer Wins 'Alternative Nobel' for Drought-Fighting Technique

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -A farmer from Burkina Faso who popularized an ancient farming technique to reverse desertification is among the winners of Sweden's "alternative Nobel prize", announced on Monday. (AllAfrica)

The 'Natural Resource Curse' and Artisanal Mines - the Case of Burkina Faso

[The Conversation Africa] Is there a "natural resources curse" as economists call it? This burning question arises in all resource-rich countries where the majority of the population is living in poverty. Political instability, conflicts, or poorly run institutions are all country-level explanations. But is it enough? Another important aspect of the question is that resources can be extracted in an artisanal or industrial way. The effects on local populations then differ widely. (AllAfrica)

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)