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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)

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)