Common graves containing at least 180 bodies have been found in a northern town in Burkina Faso in recent months, and available evidence suggests government security force involvement in mass extrajudicial executions, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday....
Burkina Faso today concluded a four-day mass polio immunization campaign, vaccinating 174 304 children under five years of age in two districts of the country’s Centre-East region, while observing COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures.
At least 891 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the West African country of Burkina Faso, authorities in the capital Ouagadougou said on Tuesday.The number of confirmed cases includes 323...
The education system is in limbo in the West African country of Burkina Faso, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Tuesday, after years of attacks since 2017 on teachers, students and schools by...
Human Rights Watch urges Burkina Faso to investigate alleged execution of 12 men shot in the head by gendarmes in Fada N’Gourma
Burkina Faso should "credibly and independently" investigate the alleged extrajudicial executions of 12 men detained by gendarmes on May 11, 2020, during a counterterrorism operation near the eastern town of Fada N’Gourma, Human Rights Watch said...
Burkina Faso’s security forces executed 31 unarmed detainees on April 9, 2020, in the northern town of Djibo, shooting some in their eyes and hands, Human Rights Watch said on Monday, citing witnesses in the West...
IMF approves release of $115.3 million to Burkina Faso, in addition to debt relief, to respond to coronavirus
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday approved the release of $115.3 million to Burkina Faso to respond to the novel coronavirus economic consequences, in addition to the IMF debt service relief to the West African...
Four ministers in the west African country of Burkina Faso have tested positive for coronavirus. The country is now under a curfew with all airports, sea, and land borders completely shut.Foreign Minister...
Burkina survivors have shared with Amnesty International horrific accounts of March 8 massacres in northern Yatenga province.Witnesses told Amnesty the appalling attacks were perpetrated by a 'self-defense’ armed group that has often...
Burkina Faso on Monday reported its first two cases of coronavirus, authorities said.Health Minister Claudine Lougue told reporters that the two patients, a husband and wife, had recently returned to Burkina Faso...
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October 22, 2020PARTICIPANTS:ABEBE AEMRO SELASSIEDirector, African Department, IMF
Sub-Saharan Africa faces difficult road to recovery amid COVID-19 economic fallout, IMF says in latest economic outlook
Sub-Saharan Africa is facing a difficult road to recovery amid COVID-19 economic fallout, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its...
IMF approves additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved an additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout.
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