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France still forcing 14 African countries to pay colonial tax

France still forcing 14 African countries to pay colonial tax

80% of the 10 countries with the lowest literacy rates in the WORLD among adults are in francophone Africa. Namely: Benin (40%), Burkina Faso (26%), Chad (34%), Côte d’Ivoire (49%), Guinea (29%), Mali (23%), Niger (29%), and Senegal (42%). This spectacular result is achieved after over 150 years of French colonization! During the almost 200 […]

AU Chairman President Alpha Conde Urges African Leaders to Cut Ties with France

AU Chairman President Alpha Conde Urges African Leaders to Cut Ties with France

Guinea’s president, who also serves as African Union (AU) chairman, has called on African countries to “cut the umbilical chord with France” so as to initiate the continent’s development. Speaking at the 12th International Salon of Agriculture, held in Morocco’s northern city of Meknes late Monday, Alpha Conde harshly criticized western countries — singling out […]

Security Alone Won’t Save Burkina Faso From Extremism

Security Alone Won’t Save Burkina Faso From Extremism

Since 4 April 2015, the day a Romanian citizen was abducted in Tambao on Burkina Faso’s north-east border with Mali and Niger, about 20 terror attacks killing 70 people have been recorded in the country, according to the Minister for Security, Simon Compaoré. Most of the attacks occurred in the administrative Sahel region. They have […]

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 […]

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