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Burkina Faso’s education in limbo after years of islamists’ attacks

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...

WAR CRIME: Burkina Faso security forces execute 31 detainees, shooting some in their eyes

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...

BREAKING: Four ministers in Burkina Faso tests positive for coronavirus

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...

Massacre in Burkina Faso: Witnesses share horrific, appalling details with Amnesty International

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...

Two persons test positive for coronavirus in Burkina Faso

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...

Terrorism: Malian Mimi Ould Baba charged with murdering U.S. Citizen Michael Riddering in Burkina Faso

A criminal complaint was filed on Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging Mimi Ould Baba, 32, a citizen of Mali, with the murder of U.S. citizen Michael J. Riddering, and conspiring to provide...

Belittled by Trump, France’s Macron finds his muscles in Africa, summons five leaders with tone used in colonial era

U.S. President Donald Trump may not be loved in most countries in Africa the same way Barack Obama or Bill Clinton was, but his constant criticisms of France and other European nations which are unable to...

Islamists execute over 250 civilians in Burkina Faso – Human Rights Watch

Armed Islamist groups in Burkina Faso have committed targeted attacks and summary executions that have killed over 250 civilians since April 2019, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. A soldier across the street...

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African Union Chair Cyril Ramaphosa to join UN high-level event on development financing amid COVID-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday May 28, 2020, address and participate in a virtual United...

Nigeria’s SERAP writes Buhari to provide spending details and audit of ‘fresh’ $5.513 billion loan

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African Development Bank approves €88 million ($98 million) loan for Senegal to respond to COVID-19

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Friday approved a loan of 88 million euros to Senegal, hit hard...

IMF Executive Board Approves FY 2021-FY 2023 Medium-Term Budget

On April 27, 2020, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the IMF’s administrative and capital budgets for...

Former African presidents release joint statement backing embattled African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

In an unprecedented move, former African heads of state and government released a jointly signed letter on Friday, backing the embattled...

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