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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 […]

Orange completes acquisition of mobile operator Airtel in Burkina Faso

Orange completes acquisition of mobile operator Airtel in Burkina Faso

Orange announces that, together with its subsidiary Orange Côte d’Ivoire, it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the mobile operator Airtel in Burkina Faso. Since the signature of an agreement with Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV (“Airtel”) in January 2016, Orange has obtained all the official approbations necessary to complete this transaction. Airtel is […]

BIA and Cummins extend their partnership in Africa for the distribution of engines, generators, and filtration units

BIA and Cummins extend their partnership in Africa for the distribution of engines, generators, and filtration units

Cummins (http://www.Cummins.com), the world’s leading industrial engine manufacturer and a historic partner of BIA in the DRC, is giving BIA a fresh vote of confidence by entrusting it with the official distribution of its engine, generator, and filter system product lines in several African countries. Eric Perben, General Manager of BIA Africa (http://www.africa.BIAgroup.com), says: “The […]

Terrorist Attacks in Ouagadougou – No Algerians Among Victims

Terrorist Attacks in Ouagadougou – No Algerians Among Victims

No Algerian victims were reported among the victims of the attacks perpetuated Friday and Saturday in Ouagadougou, the Foreign Ministry announced in a statement. “Following the terrorist attacks that targeted several locations in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the Foreign Ministry affirms that no Algerians were reported among the victims so far,” said the […]

Al Qaeda jihadists Kill Over 27 People in Burkina Faso Splendid Hotel

Al Qaeda jihadists Kill Over 27 People in Burkina Faso Splendid Hotel

A 15-hour terror attack by four jihadists at a luxury hotel in Burkina Faso has come to an end this morning after security forces stormed the building and rescued 126 of the hostages. Burkinabe special forces, assisted by 30 French special forces, broke the lengthy siege and stormed the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou. Three of […]

The African leaders who won’t stand down

The African leaders who won’t stand down

Even the fate of Blaise Compaore, who was ousted after a bloody uprising in 2014 after 27 years as president of Burkina Faso, has not been enough to deter other African leaders from clinging to power long after their constitutions demanded they go. In 2015, two African presidents amended their constitutions to allow them to […]

Arrest Warrant for Blaise Compaore Over Sankara Killing

Arrest Warrant for Blaise Compaore Over Sankara Killing

Burkina Faso has issued an international arrest warrant for ousted leader Blaise Compaore in connection with the murder of former President Thomas Sankara, news reports said Monday. Sankara, a revolutionary figure who is still a hero to many in West Africa, was killed on October 15, 1987 during the coup that brought his friend and […]

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