Burkina Faso

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 12:36:01 GMT
Global Terrorist Killings in 2023 - Burkina Faso Suffers in First Place
[allAfrica] Monrovia -- The Institute for Economics and Peace has released its latest report on the state of terrorism around the world. The 2023 report, dubbed the Global Terrorism Index, shows a dramatic rise in the number of terrorism-related deat...

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:08:52 GMT
Statement On the Escalation of Violence Against Civilians in Burkina Faso
[State Department] The United States is gravely concerned by the rise in violence against civilians in northern and eastern Burkina Faso in late February.

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 12:23:22 GMT
Dozens Killed in Attack On Mosque
[allAfrica] Dozens of Muslims were killed in a rural community in Burkina Faso on Sunday, the same day a deadly attack on a church left 15 people dead, Al Jazeera has reported.

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 04:11:54 GMT
Abductions Used to Crack Down On Dissent
[HRW] Nairobi -- Locate 'Disappeared'; Investigate Abusive Conscription; Hold Abusers to Account

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 18:03:45 GMT
Ecowas Summit to Save the Community
[Foroyaa] The Economic Community of West African States had to address the most important and far reaching crisis that it has ever confronted since its inception. Three of its member states, namely Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso threatened to leave the...

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 06:15:52 GMT
What Withdrawal of Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso Will Cost Ecowas - Official
[Premium Times] "The withdrawal of the three-member states could result in the halt or the suspension of all ECOWAS projects and programmes worth more than $500 million," a communique issued at the end of the Saturday extraordinary summit said.

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 09:44:28 GMT
President Boakai Supports Lifting of Sanctions On Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger
[Observer] In the following special statement issued today in Abuja, Nigeria, at the ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government, President Joseph Nyuma Boakai supported the lifting of sanctions on Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, to pr...

Sat, 24 Feb 2024 23:44:36 GMT
Ecowas Lifts Sanctions On Guinea, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso
[Daily Trust] The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has lifted the economic sanctions imposed on Niger, Mali and Burkina-Faso.

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 15:40:30 GMT
Gunmen Killed 15 in Deadly Church Attack
[allAfrica] At least 15 people were killed on Sunday in an attack by gunmen on a church in Burkina Faso's north-eastern town of Essakane, the BBC has reported.

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 07:14:24 GMT
Why We Lifted Sanctions On Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso - Ecowas
[Premium Times] "West African single identity and regional integration and inclusion project is another programme that the three countries benefit from."

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 09:39:39 GMT
Ecowas Lifts Sanctions On Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso
[Premium Times] ECOWAS urges Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali to reconsider their withdrawal from the subregional body.

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 17:20:55 GMT
Learning in Two Languages - Lessons From Francophone Africa On What Works Best
[The Conversation Africa] Children living in multilingual communities often learn in a language at school that does not match the language they speak at home. This mismatch makes it challenging for them to participate in classroom discussions and lea...

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 07:48:54 GMT
Ecowas Co-Founder Gowon Urges Body to Lift Sanctions on Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso
[Premium Times] Mr Gowon, who was one of the founders of ECOWAS as Nigeria's military head of state in May 1975, expressed his concerns about recent developments in the regional body in an open letter.

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 07:37:38 GMT
Burkina Faso - Progress and Problems After Two Years of Transition
[ISS] The country's ECOWAS withdrawal is a major setback for an already difficult transition from coup state to constitutional rule.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 11:37:00 GMT
'Possible' Measles Outbreak as Thousands of Cases, 9 Deaths Reported
[Sidwaya] The ministry in charge of health has spoken of a possible measles epidemic in Burkina Faso as 2,190 suspected cases, including 960 confirmed and 5 deaths, were recorded in 2023. And from January 1 to February 10, 2024, i.e. in the 6th week ...

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 07:38:57 GMT
Ecowas Prepares to Lift Sanctions on Niger - Report
[allAfrica] Dakar -- According to information from Jeune Afrique, regional organization Ecowas will lift the economic sanctions on Niger "soon" - a decision made after the coup on July 26, 2023, by General Abdourahamane Tchiani against elected presid...

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 10:23:34 GMT
West Africa's Troublesome Trio
[Vanguard] THE decision by Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger Republic, three landlocked sub-Saharan African countries, to pull out of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, has sparked fears of increased instability and insecurity in the r...

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 13:59:38 GMT
'We Demand' - a Collective Statement to the African Union
[African Arguments] A movement of dozens of African civil society groups call on the AU to take actions in pursuit of climate justice, peace, and equality.

Sun, 18 Feb 2024 15:31:11 GMT
Tinubu - Nigeria Open to Talks With Guinea, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Ready to Host African Central Bank #AUSummit
[This Day] *Expresses readiness to host African Central Bank

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 06:48:49 GMT
Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso to Form Confederation
[Premium Times] "Our excellent diplomats then recommended to the Heads of State the creation of a Confederation bringing together Burkina, Mali and Niger, awaiting the creation of a Federation of the three countries."

Sat, 17 Feb 2024 23:59:34 GMT
Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger Meet Over Plan to Create New Confederation
[Daily Trust] Ministers from Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger met in the Burkinabe capital on Thursday to discuss creating a confederation.

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 19:00:07 GMT
West Africa Trade Will Take a Hit As Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso Leave Ecowas
[The Conversation Africa] The membership of the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) has been whittled down from 15 to 12 following the unilateral withdrawal of Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso in February.

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 18:57:30 GMT
Wagner Group Is Now Africa Corps. What This Means for Russia's Operations On the Continent
[The Conversation Africa] In August 2023, Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin died after his private jet crashed about an hour after taking off in Moscow. He had been Russia's pointman in Africa since the Wagner Group began operating on the contine...

Mon, 12 Feb 2024 08:59:36 GMT
Editorial - Ecowas and the Burden of the Sahelian Contagion
[Premium Times] PREMIUM TIMES believes that the message in all of this for ECOWAS is: good governance and an economy that works for all are the guardrails of any democracy.

Sat, 10 Feb 2024 23:43:09 GMT
Ecowas Exit - Tinubu Sends Delegation to Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso
[Daily Trust] President Bola Tinubu has sent some of his cabinet members to the governments of Republic of Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso over the trio's recent move to exit the regional bloc, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Daily T...

Sat, 10 Feb 2024 13:08:12 GMT
Sall Govt's Poll Postponement Posing Threat to Region - Ecowas President
[Premium Times] "As you are all aware, our region is in the spotlight once again... this crucial meeting has been convened to address these recent developments and challenges faced in the sub-region."

Sat, 10 Feb 2024 13:05:48 GMT
Nearly 10 000 Children Vaccinated As Malaria Vaccine Rollout in Africa Expands
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville -- Nearly 10 000 children in Burkina Faso and Cameroon have now received the RTS,S malaria vaccine since being introduced this year. A wider malaria vaccine rollout is underway this year in several African countries, with Camer...

Sat, 10 Feb 2024 12:28:07 GMT
Ecowas Ends Closed Session on Members' Exit
[VOA] Abuja, Nigeria -- Officials from countries of the West African regional bloc ECOWAS met in Nigeria's capital Thursday to discuss the exit of three members, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, who announced their departure from the bloc last week. The...

Fri, 09 Feb 2024 01:13:10 GMT
Ecowas Ministers Meet Over Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso Exit
[Daily Trust] The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Commission on Thursday convened an Extraordinary Session of its Mediation and Security Council (MSC) at the ministerial level over the decision of Mali, Burkina-Faso and Niger Repu...

Fri, 09 Feb 2024 01:11:52 GMT
Mali, Niger and Burkina Say They Don't Feel Bound By One-Year Period to Leave Ecowas Ahead of Meeting
[RFI] Mali reaffirmed its exit "without delay" from West African bloc Ecowas, saying it was not bound by the organisation's one-year timeframe for withdrawal. A few hours later, Burkina Faso and Niger also said they intend to leave immediately.