Burkina Faso

December 2, 2022

Burkina Faso: Transitional Leader Confirms Coup Attempt but Favours Dialogue

Burkina Faso's interim president Captain Ibrahim Traoré has told civil society groups there was indeed a recent coup attempt against his government.
December 2, 2022

Africa: Govt Not Invited to U.S.-Africa Summit

The White House has declined to invite Sudan, Mali, Guinea, and Burkina Faso, to the US-Africa Leaders Summit, to be held in Washington DC from December 13 to 15. The Biden administration, hosting the summit, has invited the head of the African Union, as well as 49 African heads of state. The US does intend to engage with civil society organisations in those countries.
November 24, 2022

Burkina Faso: a million students deprived of school because of the jihadists

"Burkina has just crossed the dramatic threshold of one million children affected by the closure of schools due to the security crisis,"
November 23, 2022

Burkina Faso: at least 14 dead in two attacks in the north

"Armed individuals attacked in the early hours of Monday the village of Safi, located in the Boala commune, near Kaya (central north).
November 23, 2022

West African Leaders Seek Solutions to Curb Terrorism From Sahel Region

West African leaders met in Accra Tuesday to discuss terrorism and worsening security in the region. The Accra Initiative members, which include Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Togo, are discussing preventing spillover of terrorism from the Sahel. European forces have been withdrawing from the region while Russian influence has been growing.
November 22, 2022

Workers struggle to earn a decent living at Burkina Faso quarry

People working at a granite quarry in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso, struggle to make ends meet with their meagre earnings.
November 22, 2022

Burkina Faso: 30,000 new army auxiliaries to fight terrorism

Enlistment officially ended on November 18 and more than 30,000 people have registered aged 18 to 77 according to government data, with varying profiles. These men and women volunteers will receive 14 days of civic and military training before being armed and provided with means of communication.
November 11, 2022

Burkina Faso's new transitional legislature takes office

This assembly is responsible for voting on the texts of reforms planned during the transition.
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