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Burkina Faso: Djibo’s Grand Imam found murdered

The lifeless body of the Grand Imam of Djibo was found on the morning of Saturday 15 August. Souaibou Cissé had been abducted on Tuesday, August 11, on the Namsiguia-Djibo road, a stretch of about 30 kilometers. He had just returned from a trip to Ouagadougou. Imam Souaibou Cissé, aged 73, was found murdered on […]

Burkina Faso: Armed men kidnap the Grand Imam of Djibo

The Grand Imam of Djibo, the capital of Soum province in the Burkinabe Sahel, was abducted by armed men on Tuesday, according to corroborating sources. It was on his way back from Ouagadougou that an armed group stopped the public transport bus in which the imam of Djibo Souaibou Cissé, aged over 70, was travelling. […]

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Covid-19: Fifteen African countries threatened by a food crisis, FAO and WFP warned

According to a joint analysis by the World Food Program (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 15 “at-risk” African countries are threatened by a food crisis. These are the countries of the Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger), Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, […]

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Burkina Faso: President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré nominated to run November presidential election

President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré is running for a second term. He has just been nominated as the candidate of the People’s Movement for Progress and its allies at the end of an extraordinary congress. Activists and supporters of the People’s Movement for Progress (MPP), have officially nominated President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré as their […]

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Law enforcement abuses in Burkina Faso: Washington threatens to halt cooperation

The United States on Wednesday demanded “swift action” from the Burkinabe authorities against abuses committed by its security forces against civilians under the guise of counterterrorism, threatening if not to stop their security support in Burkina Faso. “U.S. security assistance cannot continue without action” by the Burkinabe authorities “against abuses,” U.S. Assistant Secretary of State […]

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Burkina Faso: Government wants to protect famous Saponé hat for the benefit raftsmen

The Minister of Commerce, Industry and Handicrafts, Harouna Kaboré and the Minister of Culture, Arts and Tourism, Abdoul Karim Sango proceeded Saturday at the town hall of Saponé, to the unveiling of the label of the Saponé hat, one of the symbols of Burkinabe culture. With the aim of promoting and enhancing the value of […]

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G5 Sahel summit took place in Mauritania

The G5 Sahel countries and France meet on Tuesday June 30 in Nouakchott to take stock of their fight against the jihadists, six months after they decided to intensify the joint effort to regain lost ground in the region. Emmanuel Macron and the Heads of State of Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad met […]

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Schools reopen in several African countries

Several African countries, including Niger, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Tanzania, have started gradual reopening of schools. Primary school pupils were back to school on Monday June 1 in Niger, while Kindergartens remain closed. The schools had been closed since March 20 with the first coronavirus cases in the country. To ensure social distancing, the classes […]

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France adopted the bill rectifying the end of CFA franc

The bill ratifying the end of the CFA franc was adopted on Wednesday 20 May in the Council of Ministers by the French government. This text formally validates the transformation of the West African currency which will change its name to eco. It is a new step after the announcement made on December 21 by […]

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Burkina Faso: Suspect terrorists died in cell

Twelve people arrested for “suspicion of terrorist acts” were found dead in their detention cells at the gendarmerie station of Tanwalbougou, in eastern Burkina Faso, the prosecutor of Fada N’Gourma (east) announced on May 13. “Twenty-five people were arrested during the night of 11-12 May by the defense and security forces in Tanwalbougou on suspicion […]

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