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Burkina Faso: Military Court Adjourns Case of 27 Alleged Coup Plotters

A military tribunal in Ouagadougou has adjourned the hearing of 27 soldiers, all members of a former regiment of Compaore’s presidential security. The group of dissidents had been arrested in December 2015 for allegedly planning to free coup leader Gilbert Diendére and former foreign affairs minister Djibril Bassolé as well as complicity and illegal detention […]

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Burkinabe Soldiers Could Chase Jihadists inside Malian Territory

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta on Sunday said he is considering authorizing the Burkinabe army to chase terrorist groups into Malian territory when they retreat after attacks. The leader of the West African nation announced this measure when he visited Burkina Faso to show solidarity after a “cowardly assassination” of 12 Burkinabe soldiers at the […]

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Burkinabe MPs to return gifts after public outcry

Touchscreen tablets given to Members of Parliament (MPs) of Burkina Faso by a Chinese company will be returned after it generated controversy relating to corruption, the speaker of the parliament of the West African nation disclosed on Tuesday. The National Assembly had on Monday defended the receipt of the tablets arguing that the gift from […]

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CAFCON/GABON 2017: Morocco to wrestle with CI, Togo, DRC at group stage

Moroccan national soccer team will start its African Cup Nations 2017 campaign with DR Congo in the same group with reigning champions Cote d’Ivoire and Togo. The draw for the competition group stage took place Wednesday in the Gabonese capital of Libreville. The 16 qualified nations now know their opponents. Competition favorites Cote d’Ivoire, Algeria, […]

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Migration Tops Agenda of Idriss Deby’s Visit in Germany

Chad president Idriss Deby on Wednesday urged the European Union to seek a deal with countries across Africa’s desert Sahel region if it wants to curb the influx of migrants. “We can only resolve the issue if we involve the G5 frontline states –Chad, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Mali and Niger– not through country by country […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Moroccan Cimaf to launch new plant in Bouake

Moroccan continental cement giant Ciments de l’Afrique (Cimaf) is about to launch the construction of a new cement plant in Bouake; center Côte d’Ivoire, for a cost estimated at €20 million. The process is in full swing, the company told Jeune Afrique Weekly, adding that it is about to acquire the land to house the […]

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Morocco Sends Humanitarian Aid to Burkina Faso, Confirming Solidarity with Africans

Morocco has once again proved its generosity and solidarity with African countries. Early this week, the North African country rushed to provide humanitarian aid to Burkina Faso affected by floods caused by torrential rainstorms. Upon instruction of King Mohammed VI, a first Moroccan plane carrying 16 tons of food, medicines and blankets, landed Tuesday in […]

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Burkina Faso: Exiled ex-PM Faces Disciplinary Proceedings

Burkina Faso has launched disciplinary procedures against former Prime Minister General Isaac Zida, who’s now seeking refuge in Canada. The former Prime Minister joined his family in Canada in January at the end of the transition in December 2015, with permission issued by President Kaboré. The permission however expired on February 15, and Zida has […]

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Burkina-Faso: Grilling of Compaore-Era Cabinet Members Begins

Court hearing of ministers under former Burkinabe President Blaise Compaore officially began on Tuesday in the west-African nation. Eleven of the former government officials have already responded to the summons made by police at the Paspanga police base near the centre of the capital. In total, thirty-two ministers from the previous government including the former […]

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New Report Makes a Strong Case for Betting Big on Agriculture in Africa

As the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) kicked off this sept. 6 in Nairobi, with the participation of heads of state and high-level officials from around the world, a new report revealed that the countries which invested in agriculture were rewarded with sizeable jumps in both farm productivity and overall economic performance. The new report, […]

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