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Why Do Some Men Rape?

Why Do Some Men Rape?

A recent report from Equality Now titled ‘The World’s Shame: The Global Rape Epidemic’ offered a series of recommendations for strengthened laws to deter and punish sexual violence against women and girls. However, there is substantial evidence that legal approaches to dealing with violence in any context are ineffective. For example, the empirical evidence on […]

Orange launches its brand in Burkina Faso and strengthens its positions in West Africa

Orange launches its brand in Burkina Faso and strengthens its positions in West Africa

Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, announces today the launch of its brand in Burkina Faso. Less than one year after the closing of the Group’s acquisition of Airtel, together with Orange Côte d’Ivoire, this announcement clearly demonstrates Orange’s ambitions for the West African market. Orange will pursue its development in mobile financial […]

Focus On Women’s Films in Burkina Faso

Focus On Women’s Films in Burkina Faso

Images of women abound on the placards for the Fespaco Film Festival in Ouagadougou. Sometimes smiling. Sometimes recoiling in horror at rape, abuse and disillusionment. Burkinabe director Apolline Traore’s film “Frontieres” tells the story of a journey from Senegal to the Nigerian metropolis of Lagos. Four women from four different West African countries are thrown […]

Will Cameroon Return to Former Glory at Afcon

Will Cameroon Return to Former Glory at Afcon

Cameroon must overcome the loss of several key players if they are to return to former glories and win the African Nations Cup, starting with a Group A encounter against Burkina Faso at the at Stade de l’Amitié in Libreville on Saturday (19h00 GMT). Coach Hugo Broos saw his preparations thrown in turmoil by the […]

Indomitable Lions Face Tough Start to Afcon 2017 Campaign

Indomitable Lions Face Tough Start to Afcon 2017 Campaign

Cameroon must overcome the loss of several key players if they are to return to former glories and win the African Nations Cup, starting with a Group A encounter against Burkina Faso at the at Stade de l’Amitié in Libreville on Saturday (19h00 GMT). Coach Hugo Broos saw his preparations thrown in turmoil by the […]

Burkina Faso Exceeds its Development Plan Objectives By A Very Wide Margin

Burkina Faso Exceeds its Development Plan Objectives By A Very Wide Margin

The President, His Excellency Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, and the government of Burkina Faso, managed to mobilise almost 28 billion euros (18,500 billion CFA francs) within the framework of the conference of partners for the financing of the National Economic and Social Development Plan. More than 350 people participated in the first day of the […]

Know your African history – Thomas Sankara

Know your African history – Thomas Sankara

Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara ( December 1949 – October 1987), born Thomas Isidore Noël Ouédraogo, was a Burkinabé military captain, Marxist revolutionary, pan-Africanist theorist, and President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987.Viewed by supporters as a charismatic and iconic figure of revolution, he is commonly referred to as “Africa’s Che Guevara”. Sankara seized power […]

President Bouteflika Receives New Ambassadors of Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Indonesia

President Bouteflika Receives New Ambassadors of Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Indonesia

President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika has received, Tuesday in Algiers, the new ambassadors of Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Indonesia. The Head of State granted an audience to Dominique Djindjere, who presented to him his credentials as ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Republic of Burkina Faso to Algeria. President Bouteflika also received Solomon Abebe […]

Footballer Ben Idrissa Derme Dies During French Cup Match

Footballer Ben Idrissa Derme Dies During French Cup Match

Former Burkina Faso international, Ben Idrissa Derme, on Monday died during a French Cup tie involving his team, amateur side AJ Biguglia. The 34-year-old suffered a heart attack early in the second half of the third-round tie while playing for the French sixth-division side. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the available medical services […]

Endeavour Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony to Mark the Start of Houndé Construction with President of Burkina Faso

Endeavour Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony to Mark the Start of Houndé Construction with President of Burkina Faso

Endeavour Mining Corporation (TSX:EDV)(OTCQX:EDVMF) (the “Company”) (www.EndeavourMining.com) is pleased to announce that a ground-breaking ceremony was held today at its Houndé Project site in Burkina Faso. Construction began in April 2016 and is progressing on-time and on-budget with the first gold pour expected during the fourth quarter of 2017. The ceremony celebrated an important milestone […]

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