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Theater Squeezed By Terrorism and Coronavirus

[DW] Burkina Faso has a thriving theater tradition. But terrorism and the coronavirus are curtailing the activities of its only permanent theater. (AllAfrica)

Q&A - Why We Must Invest in Educating Children in Crisis-Hit Burkina Faso

[IPS] Accra -- Education Cannot Wait (ECW) - the first global fund dedicated to education in emergencies and protracted crises - was on the ground in Burkina Faso last week with its Director, Yasmine Sherif, to launch a new multi-year programme that aims to provide an education to over 800,000 children and adolescents in crisis-affected areas. (AllAfrica)

Outgoing U.S State Department's Top Africa Official Cites 'Significant' Achievements

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -- At the end of his tenure as the top Africa policymaker in the State Department, Assistant Secretary Tibor Nagy says the legacy of the outgoing administration includes a number of 'concrete achievements' that have strengthened U.S. ties to Africa. Nagy, who assumed the post in June 2018 nearly two decades after retiring as a career foreign service officer, which included ambassadorial tours in Guinea and Ethiopia under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, was interviewed by AllAfrica's Reed Kram (AllAfrica)

WAFU-U17 - Lawan Tasks Eaglets to Defeat Burkina Faso

[Vanguard] The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has urged Golden Eaglets to go all out and ensure that they defeat their Burkina Faso counterparts in Friday's semi-final encounter of the ongoing WAFU U-17 championship taking place in Togo. (AllAfrica)

Golden Eaglets Battle Burkina Faso for Final Ticket

[This Day] After getting an unusual lifeline from Côte d'Ivoire to qualify for the semi final of the WAFU B Under-17 Tournament, Nigeria's Golden Eaglets will attempt to build on that by ensuring they overcome Burkina Faso today. (AllAfrica)

Deadly Start of 2021 for Children in Sahel

[CAJ News] Bamako, Mali -- THE killing of 17 children, and possibly more, during separate attacks in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger highlights the deadly risks children face in the Sahel region. (AllAfrica)

Digital Press Briefing with Ambassador J. Peter Pham, U.S. Special Envoy for the Sahel

[State Department] Moderator:  Good afternoon to everyone from the U.S. Department of State's Africa Regional Media Hub.  I would like to welcome our participants from across the continent and thank all of you for participating in this discussion. (AllAfrica)

President Kabore Sworn in for Second Term

[Monitor] Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore was sworn into office on Monday in the capital Ouagadougou as he won the November 22 presidential election for a second term. (AllAfrica)

Angolan President Sends Message to Burkina Faso Counterpart

[ANGOP] Luanda -- A message from the Angolan Head of State João Lourenço to Burkina Faso's counterpart Roch Marc Christian Kaboré was delivered Wednesday in Ouagadougou, the capital of that west African nation. (AllAfrica)

Special Envoy for the Sahel Region Ambassador J. Peter Pham Travel to Burkina Faso

[State Department] U.S. Special Envoy for the Sahel Region Ambassador J. Peter Pham will travel to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso December 26 - 29, 2020. Ambassador Pham will lead the Presidential Delegation to attend the inauguration of President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré on December 28. The delegation will include United States Ambassador to Burkina Faso Sandra E. Clark. (AllAfrica)

United States Announces Nearly $152 Million in New Humanitarian Assistance in the Central Sahel Countries of Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Mauritania

[USAID] Statement by USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa (AllAfrica)

Central Sahel - Shaping Peace With Women and Young People

[allAfrica] The countries of Central Sahel--Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger--face an unprecedented crisis, marked by violent extremism, forced displacement, and rising insecurity. The sharp increase in armed attacks on communities, health centres, schools and other public institutions and infrastructure has disrupted livelihoods and access to social services. The impact on affected people is devastating. (AllAfrica)

Shaping Peace Together in the Sahel

[allAfrica] The International Day of Peace, which is an annual special day, observed on 21 September around the world, has a distinct place in the Sahel. The United Nations established this special day in 1981 and in 2011, the UN General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the day as one fully devoted to non-violence and ceasefire among combatants across the globe. (AllAfrica)

Burkina Faso Executions Prompt Broad Call for Inquiry

[HRW] Pressure is mounting on the Burkina Faso government to investigate mass executions allegedly committed by state security forces. Human Rights Watch in July 2020 reported on common graves containing at least 180 bodies in the northern town of Djibo. (AllAfrica)

Young Rice Producers Combat Hunger Amid Poverty

[allAfrica] On a mission to satisfy local demand for rice, the Mitiri Cooperative of Young Rice Producers are fighting for the eradication of hunger in Bagre, a rural community located in the east of Burkina Faso's Boulgou province. The area is home to just over 29 000 people. (AllAfrica)

Feeding The Future With Homegrown Cassava, Rice

[allAfrica] Dakar and Cape Town -- The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) is celebrating a decade of its Feed the Future campaign, which enables partner organisations to target the root causes of poverty and hunger. Its work has been focused on the most marginalized communities, where there are concentrations of poverty and hunger - with all the attendant social and health problems, including 'stunting', when children who are undernourished before their fifth birthdays will never be able to achieve their full mental or phy (AllAfrica)

Andre Bationo and Catherine Nakalembe Awarded the 2020 Africa Food Prize

[AGRA]  Dr. André Bationo and Dr. Catherine Nakalembe have been announced as the 2020 winners of the Africa Food Prize (AFP) for their exceptional contribution towards the promotion of food security across the continent. (AllAfrica)

Ecowas to Withdraw Its Troops From Guinea Bissau

[ANGOP] ECOWAS will gradually withdraw its intervention force in Guinea-Bissau. A first group has already left Bissau on August 27. (AllAfrica)

Over 535,000 Children Under Five 'Acutely' Malnourished

[UN News] New data from UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has revealed worsening nutritional situation for children in Burkina Faso, with more than 535,500 children under the age of five suffering from acute malnutrition - an unprecedented level. (AllAfrica)

How Power Shaped the 'Success Story' of Genetically Modified Cotton

[The Conversation Africa] The West African nation of Burkina Faso was once the poster child for genetically modified (GM) crop advocates. Its 2008 adoption of GM cotton for smallholder farmers was hailed as an example of how these technologies could alleviate poverty and food insecurity by protecting crops from pests and increasing yields. (AllAfrica)

More Than 9,000 Burkinabes Illegally Squatting in Grand Gedeh

[Observer] Senator Marshall A. Dennis has confirmed that over nine thousand (9,000) Burkinabés are illegally occupying a portion of land belonging to citizens of Grand Gedeh County. Senator Dennis told a media conference at his Capitol Building office yesterday that the Burkinabés are presently doing farming and growing crops such as cocoa on the lands they are occupying. (AllAfrica)

Tema-Ouagadougou Port Project Begins Next Year

[Ghanaian Times] Senchi -A 200-million dollar inland port network for the transportation of cargo and fuel from Tema port to Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso is to be constructed along Lake Volta, beginning next year. (AllAfrica)

Trump to Present Two Africans With 2020 International Women of Courage Awards #IWOC2020 #WomenofCourage

[State Department] Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo to Honor Awardees on March 4, 2020 with Special Remarks by First Lady of the United States Melania Trump (AllAfrica)

Nigeria Releases Falconets List Ahead World Cup Qualifier Against Burkina Faso

[Daily Trust] Nigeria has released the list of the U20 women's football team, Falconets, ahead of their 2020 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup qualifying fixture against their counterparts from Burkina Faso this month. (AllAfrica)

Database Shows Almost 650 Percent Increase in Civilian Conflict Deaths

[The New Humanitarian] Geneva -Burkina Faso's conflict flared up in 2019, and there is data to show it. (AllAfrica)

MSF Scales up Assistance to People Displaced By Increasing Violence

[MSF] In Burkina Faso, increasing violence has caused the number of internally displaced people within the West African country to balloon from an estimated 47,000 in December 2018 to more than 765,000 in February 2020, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). More than four in five are women or children under 15 years old. (AllAfrica)

Real & Urgent Issues Head Agenda for Sahel G5 Summit in Nouakcott

[Centre 4s] The G 5 Sahel and France Summit should be held in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on February 24. It should go to the actual issues and deal with the most urgent, in order to give hope to the Sahel populations. And probably also to their allies. (AllAfrica)

How Jihadists Are Fuelling Inter-Communal Conflict

[The New Humanitarian] Centre-North Region, Burkina Faso -'Before, we were living together, there was no problem. But now they stood up against us.' (AllAfrica)

Multiple Conflicts Interlinked in Worsening Sahel Crisis

[Centre 4s] Nouakchott -On February 24 and 25, the G5 Sahel Summit and the Alliance for the Sahel will be held in Nouakchott, Mauritania. In that context, a reminder and observations may be needed. A number of misunderstandings -- as well as false information -- muddle the Sahel Sahara crisis. That contributes to worsening the crisis and to delaying its resolution. To help understand it, clarification is needed. (AllAfrica)

France to increase the number of troops deployed in the Sahel/Sahara strip

[France Diplomatie] PAris -Communiqué by Ms. Florence Parly, Minister for the Armed Forces (Paris - February 2, 2020) (AllAfrica)

Dozens Killed in Attack on Church

[DW] A shooting near a Protestant church left dozens dead in northern Burkina Faso. The West African country, one of the poorest in the world, is one of several in the Sahel region dealing with a jihadist insurgency. (AllAfrica)