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Burkina Faso: Reelection for Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, the opposition will not contest

Four days after the double polls on 22 November, the Electoral Commission announced the provisional results for the presidential election. The outgoing president won a large victory with 57.87% of the votes cast in the first round of the election. The presidential camp was dreaming of a knockout blow. It is now a reality. Roch […]

Burkina Faso: The country is still waiting for the results of the first round after the ballot

Four days after the double ballot of 22 November 2020, the country is still waiting for the results of the first round. The Electoral Commission continues to compile the results on a commune-by-commune basis. Almost half of the votes cast are already known. For the moment, the results for just over 196 communes out of […]

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Burkina Faso: A pact of good conduct to guarantee a peaceful campaign and elections

The various actors involved in the upcoming elections are committed to not throwing fuel on the fire in an already fragile context. Candidates, media leaders, leaders of social organizations and activists have signed a pact of good conduct under the aegis of the Higher Council for Communication for a peaceful campaign and elections. The ultimate […]

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Burkina Faso: A mission of independent international experts conducts an audit of the electoral register

A mission of independent international experts began Tuesday, October 13 an audit of the electoral register. Deployed by the International Organization of the Francophonie, the team of experts will work with other experts recognized by the African Union, the EU and the United Nations system. The mission of the experts is to ensure that the […]

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Mali: Deadly terrorist attack in the central region

A military position in Sokoura, in the circle of Bankass, “was the subject of a terrorist attack” on the night of Monday to Tuesday, the army said, which reports a provisional balance sheet of “nine dead and wounded in its ranks. A reinforcement dispatched to the scene then fell, Tuesday morning, in an ambush, which […]

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Burkina Faso: Twenty-three candidates file for the November presidential election

The filing of candidacies for the presidential election of November 22 closed Friday with the National Independent Electoral Commission receiving 23 files. Among the candidates are three women and several independents. The Electoral Commission will publish the official list of candidates for the presidential election on October 10. Heavyweights of politics in Burkina Faso are […]

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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 […]

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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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