[VOA] A report by Human Rights Watch finds civilians in Burkina Faso are suffering from an increase in attacks by armed Islamist groups and government security forces. The conflict has displaced millions and increased recruitment into armed groups.
[Ghanaian Times] Assistant Coach of Ghana's national male U-20 team, the Black Satellites, Fatawu Salifu,says the Young Stallions of Burkina Faso were tactically better than Ghana though the Satellites gave out their best on the day.
[VOA] Perkoa -- Executives at Canada-based Trevali Mining Corp. said the company was caught unawares by a torrential downpour during the dry season last month in Burkina Faso that left eight men trapped underground in its Perkoa zinc mine.
[ISS] The junta in power in Ouagadougou justified the 24 January coup by citing the inability of former president Roch Marc Christian Kaboré's government to provide security in Burkina Faso. By making security its primary objective, the regime raised people's hopes of a rapid return to peace and stability.
[New Republic] The Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Embassy of Burkina Faso have agreed on what is believed to be an amicable solution to the alleged illegal occupation of Burkinabe nationals mostly in the forest region of Grand Gedeh County.
[Ghanaian Times] Premium Foods Limited, an agro-processing company at Ejisu-Kwaso in Ashanti, operating under government's One-District-One Factory initiative, has begun the export of Super Cereal to Burkina Faso, under the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
[The New Humanitarian] Ouagadougou -- Burkina Faso will provide support to local communities engaged in reconciliation talks with jihadists and offer livelihood opportunities for militants willing to disarm, a government official told The New Humanitarian, amid growing calls for non-military approaches to a conflict that has displaced nearly two million people.
[The Conversation Africa] On April 6, 2022, a military tribunal in Burkina Faso found 11 men, including the former president, Blaise Compaoré, guilty of "attacks on state security, complicity in murder and concealment of a corpse."
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Embassy of Burkina Faso have agreed on what is believed to be an amicable solution to the alleged illegal occupation of Burkinabe nationals mostly in the forest region of Grand Gedeh County.
[CAF] Eswatini, a team from COSAFA, must familiarize themselves with the habits and customs of West Africa since they have to face three West African countries in the TotalEnergies AFCON Qualifiers, namely Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde and Togo.
[Daily Trust] Last week Wednesday, Burkina Faso's former president, Blaise Compaoré and his former head of security, Hyacinthe Kafando, were sentenced in absentia to life in jail over their roles in the October 15, 1987 brutal murder of the country's revolutionary folk hero and president, Thomas Sankara. General Gilbert Diendéré, one of the commanders of the army during the 1987 coup, and the main defendant present at the trial, was also handed life sentence. Eight other accused persons were given j
[Agenzia Fides] Kaya -- The kidnapping of Sister Suellen Tennyson, missionary of the Congregation of the Marianite Sisters of the Holy Cross, kidnapped by force on the night between April 4 and 5, 2022 (see Fides, 6/4/2022) in northern Burkina Faso has not yet been claimed.
[VOA] Kong, Ivory Coast -- As Ivory Coast beefs up its border security with Burkina Faso, ethnic Fulanis say they are being labeled as supporters of Islamist militants and persecuted by security forces. Rights groups warn the heavy-handed tactics could backfire, providing fertile recruiting ground for the insurgents.
[allAfrica] The country's former president, Blaise Compaoré, has been sentenced to life imprisonment on Wednesday for his participation in the assassination of his predecessor Thomas Sankara, killed with twelve of his companions during a coup d'etat in 1987. He was sentenced in absentia.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Fourteen defendants who were prosecuted on October 25, 2021 for the assassination of Burkina Faso leader Thomas Sankara in a 1987 coup, will know their fate on April 6, 2022. The trial is before the Ouagadougou military court.
[JusticeInfo.net] For more than 20 years, Franco-Senegalese lawyer Anta Guissé has worked for the defence at international tribunals for Rwanda and Cambodia, as well as the International Criminal Court. Now she has just pleaded for victims' families in Burkina Faso in the trial on the assassination of former president Thomas Sankara, where the verdict is expected on April 6. She talks to us about how she sees such trials for "exceptional crimes".
[allAfrica] The unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russia has shocked the world. But, should we have really been surprised. The trend toward autocratic leadership that cares nothing about the basic principles of democracy or its citizens has been on the rise for years. In January the takeover of the government by the military in Burkina Faso added to the record of coup d'états set in 2021 - the most in the entire 21st century.
[GhanaToday] The Authority of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is demanding the finalisation of an acceptable transition timetable from Guinea's Transitional Authority no later than 25th April 2022.
[Ghanaian Times] The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has threatened to impose financial and economic sanctions against Burkina Faso if the military government fails to set a timetable to return the country to constitutional rule.
[The Conversation Africa] Diébédo Francis Kéré has become the first African and the first black person to be awarded architecture's highest international honour, the 2022 Pritzker Architecture Prize. Kéré was born in Burkina Faso, West Africa, and built his architectural practice designing schools and medical facilities that were most often built by local communities with minimal resources and a very careful selection of affordable and sustainable materials. It was this approach that led to
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Ouagadougou/Burkina Faso -- Unidentified armed attackers killed at least 11 Burkinabe soldiers and wounded eight more in Burkina Faso's Est region on Sunday, four sources in the state military told Reuters.
[RFI] The Pritzker Prize, architecture's most prestigious award, was awarded this week to Burkina Faso-born architect Francis Diebedo Kere - the first African to win the honor in its more than 40-year history.
[OCHA] Niamey -- Niger is hosting from March 14 to 18, a series of training sessions led by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). These sessions, which follow on from those that took place in Bamako, focus on the Liptako-Gourma region and brings together local and administrative authorities, military, civil society and humanitarian actors ; in order to improve coordination. It also aims to strengthen their capacit
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Burkina Faso-born architect Diebedo Francis Kere has become the first African to win the Pritzker Prize, architecture's most prestigious honour, in its more than 40-year history.
[Pritzker Prize] Diébédo Francis Kéré, architect, educator and social activist, has been selected as the 2022 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, announced Tom Pritzker, Chairman of The Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the award that is regarded internationally as architecture's highest honor.
[VOA] Ivory Coast -- Aid groups say the number of people displaced by conflict in Burkina Faso in January spiked to 160,000, bringing the total displaced in the country to 1.7 million. The aid groups worry the crisis stemming from Russia's invasion of Ukraine will draw much-needed humanitarian funding away from Africa's Sahel region.
[VOA] Southwest Burkina Faso -- Burkina Faso's six-year conflict with terrorist groups has spread to the southwest of the country and is beginning to spill into neighboring countries. The conflict is also sparking accusations of human rights abuses.
[RFI] The head of Burkina Faso's junta, Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, signed a charter on Tuesday, putting in place a three-year transition period before the country holds elections. The text was signed a little over a month after he led a coup to overthrow the country's elected leader.
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Ouagadougou/Burkina Faso -- A national conference in Burkina Faso has adopted a charter that will allow a junta that seized power in the West African state in January to lead a 3-year transition, a Reuters reporter said.
[RFI] Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba was sworn in as Burkina Faso's new president Wednesday, just over three weeks after he led a coup to topple the elected head of state Roch Marc Christian Kabore.
[DW] Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba was sworn in three weeks after leading a coup that toppled the government. Observers and neighbors have remained concerned but reserved about the developments.
[UNFPA in WCA] Dakar, Senegal / Bobo-Dioulasso 01, Burkina Faso -- 10 February, 2022: To promote inter-regional and inter-institutional cooperation and collaboration, the Director-General of the West African Health Organisation (WAHO), the Regional Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Commissioner for Gender, Human and Social Development, Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) are undertaking a supervisory and advocacy missions to the non-ECOWAS SWEDD countries namely Ma
[RFI] The United Nations Security Council hs refrained from calling Burkina Faso's "unconstitutional change of government" last month a coup d'etat, but did express "serious concern" in a declaration unanimously adopted by the 15-member group.