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Buhari Jets Out to Burkina Faso On Saturday

[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to leave Abuja on Saturday to attend the one-day Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, Heads of State and Government Extraordinary Summit on Counter-Terrorism, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. (AllAfrica)

Threat of Famine Caused By Terrorism

[Deutsche Welle] As the death toll of jihadist attacks in Burkina Faso climbs, the UN and the Red Cross say nearly 300,000 people have been forced to flee their homes. Half a million people no longer have access to health care. (AllAfrica)

Dozens Dead in Attacks on Food Convoy, Transport Truck

[Deutsche Welle] Violence has been growing in Burkina Faso as armed Islamic groups spill over the porous border with Mali. These latest deadly attacks show how one of the world's poorest countries is struggling to contain the problem. (AllAfrica)

29 Killed in Two Attacks

[VOA] Officials in northern Burkina Faso say at least 29 people were killed in two separate incidents Sunday. (AllAfrica)

President Kagame in France for G7 Summit

[Rwanda Govt] President Kagame today has arrived in Biarritz, France where he joins other African and world leaders for this year's G7 Summit. Rwanda joins Australia, Burkina Faso, Chile, Egypt, India, Senegal, and South Africa as the eight non-member states taking part in this year's G7 summit. (AllAfrica)

VP Bawumia to NDC - Our Dams Are Not Guinea Fowls That Will Fly to Burkina

[Ghana Presidency] The Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has reaffirmed Government's determination to fulfil the campaign pledge of facilitating year round farming in the northern regions through the construction of dams under the 'One Village One Dam' programme. (AllAfrica)

Burkina Faso Kidnapping - SA Man Believed to Be Dead, but Wife Holds On to Hope

[News24Wire] A South African man who was kidnapped in Burkina Faso is believed to have died, but his wife refuses to accept this until she has proof. (AllAfrica)

At Least 15 Killed in Jihadist Attack in Burkina Faso

[RFI] Suspected jihadists have raided a village in Burkina Faso's restive north region, killing 15 people, plundering and burning shops and motorbikes, a regional governor has said. (AllAfrica)

Woman Arrested for Attempting to Smuggle Fertiliser to Burkina Faso

[Ghanaian Times] Navrongo -A woman who attempted to smuggle 1,000 bags of 50 kilograms of fertiliser meant for Planting for Food and Jobs (FPJs) into Burkina Faso, was on Thursday arrested by the Police in Navrongo in the Upper East Region. (AllAfrica)

Persistence Pays - Powering a Green Economy

[UNEP] The sun fades fast on a small village surrounding the outskirts of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital city. Shadows fall in long dark lines across a neat row of houses. A group of school children race through the alleyways on their way home, clutching their school books. (AllAfrica)

Legislative Threat to Press Freedom Must Be Declared Unconstitutional

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Burkina Faso's Constitutional Council to strike down a newly passed law containing amendments to the criminal code that would criminalize certain kinds of online content, including fake news and terrorism reporting that could have negative consequences. (AllAfrica)

WHO Scales Up Activities in Response to Worsening Humanitarian Situation

[WHO] Brazzaville, 15 July 2019 - The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up operations in Burkina Faso in response to a growing humanitarian crisis, which has seen over 200,000 displaced. WHO is mobilizing experts to strengthen interventions, including preventative and responsive vaccination campaigns and strategies for provision of health services, as well as increasing supplies of medicines and medical equipment. (AllAfrica)

Parliament Revises Legal Code to Criminalise Reporting On Terrorism

[CPJ] New York -Burkina Faso authorities should prevent the enactment of revisions of the penal code that criminalize false news and reporting on terrorism or security operations, and ensure laws do not permit jail time for reporters, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. (AllAfrica)

UN Warns Humanitarian Crisis Unfolding

[VOA] The United Nations warned Tuesday that "an unprecedented humanitarian emergency" is developing in Burkina Faso, which has seen a surge in terrorist attacks and intercommunal violence. (AllAfrica)

Drastic Deterioration in Security Across Burkina Faso As 70,000 Flee Their Homes in Past Two Months, UN Warns

[UN News] The landlocked West African country of Burkina Faso is facing "unprecedented" displacement, triggered by armed groups and intercommunal clashes, and exacerbated by long-term food insecurity, UN aid officials said on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

African Icon, Thomas Sankara's Statue Unveiled in Burkina Faso

[This is Africa] 32 years after his murder, Captain Thomas Isidore Sankara whose name evokes memory, pride, pain and anger has been given a fitting memorial with a 5 metre statue in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou. Former Ghanaian President and friend of Sankara, Jerry Rawlings attended the memorial. (AllAfrica)

Sahel Education Crisis - 'We Risk Losing a Whole Generation'

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -The number of schools forced to shut in Africa's crisis-hit Sahel has doubled since 2017, depriving almost half a million children of education, the United Nations said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Flintlock - US Special Forces Bolster African Armies

[Deutsche Welle] Despite US special commando raids and drone strikes, as well as military training given to African allies, terrorism in the Sahel region is on the rise. Can the military put an end to the insurgency? (AllAfrica)

Burkina Faso First Lady Moved By Rwanda's Exhibition in Capital Ouagadougou

[New Times] The First Lady of Burkina Faso Mrs Sika Kabore, Tuesday, toured the Rwandan stand at an exhibition taking place in her capital Ouagadougou, where she got to see insights into the country. (AllAfrica)

Cost of Counter-Terrorism for Civilians in Liptako-Gourma

[ISS] States in the Liptako-Gourma region - including Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger - are imposing restrictive measures to try to quell the growing threat of terrorism. These include limiting the freedom of movement in several parts of their territories. (AllAfrica)

Burkina Faso Plagued by Terror Attacks, Rights Allegations

[VOA] The Burkina Faso government claims to have killed 146 jihadists in the country's north this week, but Human Rights Watch says it believes some of the dead are civilians. The military is also implicated in dozens of extrajudicial killings in the same region. (AllAfrica)

Mamadou Traore Stun Burkina Faso

[CAF] Mali playmaker Mamadou Traore scored a stunning volley five minutes into the second half to give his side their first victory Group B of the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Maradi. (AllAfrica)

200 Burkinabe Seek Refuge in Ghana

[Ghanaian Times] About 200 Burkinabes from Zoaga-Zabre in the Northern Province of Burkina Faso fleeing chieftaincy conflict at the weekend crossed the border to seek refuge in Ghana. (AllAfrica)

CAF Confederation Cup - Rangers Defeat Burkina Faso's Salitas

[Premium Times] Nigeria's flagbearers, Rangers, began the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup campaign on a good note. (AllAfrica)

President Chooses New Prime Minister

[allAfrica] Cape Town -President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré has appointed Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré as Prime Minister. (AllAfrica)

Prime Minister, Cabinet Resign

[News Agency of Nigeria] Burkina Faso's government and Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba have resigned, President Roch Marc Christian Kabore said. (AllAfrica)

Canadian Kidnapped in Burkina Faso Found Dead

[VOA] A Canadian geologist kidnapped earlier this week in Burkina Faso has been found dead, the country's security ministry said Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Kidnapped Canadian Geologist Found Dead

[Deutsche Welle] Officials in Burkina Faso have said a kidnapped Canadian geologist was found dead in the country's remote northeast, a border region infiltrated by jihadis. Kirk Woodman had worked for 20 years across West Africa. (AllAfrica)

In Eastern Burkina Faso, Local Grievances Help Militancy Take Root

[IRIN] "The country has never experienced what it is going through now" (AllAfrica)

More Attacks, 'Persisting Security Challenges' Threaten Progress in West Africa, Sahel

[UN News] A rising number of attacks by extremist groups, using more sophisticated tactics, risk undermining progress in West Africa and the Sahel, the region's UN envoy told the Security Council on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

China-Burkina Faso Cooperation Enjoys Good Start - Chinese FM

[Focac] Ouagadougou -Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday met here with his Burkina Faso counterpart, Alpha Barry. Both sides agreed that the China-Burkina Faso cooperation is off to a good start. (AllAfrica)