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Burkina Faso eyes six solar power plants to boost renewables

Burkinabe government has signed an agreement with private power producers (IPPs) to develop six solar power plants to increase the rate of access to electricity in the West African Sahel nation. The plant will supply a total of 155 MW according to the Minister of Energy, Bachir Ismaël Ouédraogo, who signed several agreements with private […]

Burkina Faso’s Kabore pledges to boost ties with China

After ending its official diplomatic relations with Taiwan’s government last year, Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has pledged to further the development of ties with China. President Kabore made the remarks while meeting with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in the capital, Ouagadougou. According to Kabore, Burkina Faso is ready […]

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Burkina Faso: 13 killed in intercommunal violence

Inter-communal conflict has claimed at least thirteen lives of civilians in central Burkina Faso, the government said. Burkina has seen a spike in Islamist attacks in recent months as jihadists seek to increase their influence in the West African Sahel nation. According to local media, armed men on motorbikes descended on the village of Yirgou, […]

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Burkina Faso: French court rules for extradition of François Compaore

Paris Court of Appeal has rubber-stamped the extradition of Francois Compaore, brother of ousted president Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso. The court ruled in favor of Francois Compaore’s extradition to his home country where he is wanted in connection with investigations about the assassination of Nobert Zongo, a prominent journalist killed in December 1998, alongside […]

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WAMU: Three Moroccan banks in the top 5

Three Moroccan banks have positioned themselves in the top 5 banking groups in the West African Monetary Union (WAMU), Ecofin news Agency reported. These are BMCE Bank Group, Attijariwafa Bank, and Groupe Banque Centrale Populaire. They made the move after making acquisitions in Mali, Senegal and Côte D’Ivoire. The Bank of Africa group, owned by […]

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Burkina Faso: Teachers, students whipped by jihadists

A new jihadist group has emerged in Burkina Faso, treating teachers and students near the borders with Mali and Niger, BBC Afrique reported. According to BBC, armed men on motorbikes pulled up to a school in the small northern community of Toulfé on Monday, forced everyone on to the floor before whipping four of the […]

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Mali: Two peacekeepers dead after dawn attack, several injured – UN Mission

The UN Stabilization Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, reported on Saturday that two peacekeepers had been killed and several others wounded, following a coordinated attack at dawn, on a base in the north of the country. A proliferation of armed groups fighting government forces and their allies in the center and northern areas of Mali following […]

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West Africa: BOAD to invest 50 billion FCFA in climate projects

The West African Development Bank (BOAD) has pledged to invest about 50 billion CFA francs to support climate projects in the region. The information was disclosed by the Head of the Climate Finance Division at BOAD, Ibrahima Traoré. The financial institution is mobilizing 45 billion CFA francs to finance any structuring project, public or private, […]

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Burkina Faso’s Kaboré visits Ghana, receives highest honor

Ghana and Burkina Faso have agreed to improve their trade relations during a two-day visit of Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré in Ghana. Kaboré’s visit sought to bolster bilateral ties and explore opportunities where the two nations can collaborate for the good of their people, as well as solidify some decisions that were […]

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Burkina Faso: Fears of resurgence of female genital mutilation

Equality Now, a women’s rights organization, is calling on the Burkinabe government to toughen its efforts in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the wake of a report that 50 girls had suffered complications after undergoing the illegal procedure. The circumcisions reportedly took place in the first week of September in the Kaya […]

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