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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. Witnesses...

UPDATED: IMF approves release of $24.9 million to Burkina Faso, part of $157.6 million loan secured in 2018 under ECF

The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday approved the release of $24.9 million to Burkina Faso, part of 157.6 million loan secured in 2018 under an extended credit facility (ECF) arrangement. An extended...

Burkina Faso gets $20 million loan from OPEC to invest in agriculture

The Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) Dr Abdulhamid Alkhalifa has signed a US$20 million development loan to help finance Burkina Faso’s Agricultural Value Chain Support Project (PAPFA).

264 people killed in Africa from 70 terror attacks in last two weeks of April alone | Report

At least 264 people were killed in Africa from 70 terrorist attacks in the last two weeks of April alone, the African Center for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT)...

Washington DC National Guard joins Burkina Faso to defeat terrorism in West Africa

Terrorists in West Africa may be soon have a harder time planning and executing attacks on innocent civilians, going by a new partnership between Burkina Faso and the District of Columbia...

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U.S. welcomes independent probe of ethics report that cleared AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina of corruption allegations

The United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday welcomed the African Development Bank's decision to...

Additional 49 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty and continent could lose up to $189 billion of GDP in 2020 amid COVID-19...

The African Development Bank on Tuesday projected that an additional 49 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty as the...

African Development Bank projects tripled incomes of rural producers and traders in Tanzania

An African Development Bank project to enhance market infrastructure, value addition and rural finance (MIVARF) in Tanzania produced highly satisfactory results,...

Africa’s chance at World Trade Organization and the Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala candidacy – Perspectives by Yushau A. Shuaib

With quite a reputation behind her, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala appears to mean different things to different people across the spaces she...

Over 1000 participants from more than 100 countries meet to discuss sustainable development amid COVID-19

Facing the devastating impacts of COVID-19, which is threatening decades of progress in improving people’s lives, countries are meeting at the...

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