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Burkina Faso Ordered to Reopen Norbert Zongo’s Murder Case

Burkina Faso Ordered to Reopen Norbert Zongo’s Murder Case

The African Court for Human and Peoples Rights ordered Burkina Faso to implement remedies, including reopening the investigation, and damages in the murder case of journalist Norbert Zongo and his three companions in its June 5, 2015 ruling. First, the African Court ordered Burkina Faso to reopen the murder case of journalists Norbert Zongo and […]

A New Electoral Law and Political Struggles – Burkina Faso

A New Electoral Law and Political Struggles – Burkina Faso

OPINION On April 7, 2015, Burkina Faso provisional National Transition Council (NTC) passed a new law amending the Electoral Code. This is just a forty-five words text that could prevent former leaders of the Blaise Compaore regime from being candidates to the forthcoming presidential and parliamentary elections to be held next October. The barons of […]

Burkina Faso Suspends Live Political Broadcasts

Burkina Faso Suspends Live Political Broadcasts

Abuja — The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Burkina Faso authorities to lift its suspension of live political broadcasts in the country. The three-month ban comes as Burkina Faso prepares to hold elections in October. The High Council for Communication, the media regulatory body known as le Conseil superieur de la communication, declared a […]

Baby Mahama Cries Out to the Leaders of Africa

Baby Mahama Cries Out to the Leaders of Africa

ANALYSIS By Kenneth Agutamba She was so tiny and frail with skin so delicate it could have melted in the scotching sun rays of the afternoon; the nape of her neck had several tiny boils ripe to bust and they must have been hurting for she was crying in a painful little voice; a cry […]

What a Funding Crisis Is Doing to Aids Patients in Burkina Faso

What a Funding Crisis Is Doing to Aids Patients in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou — For years you couldn’t tell if someone in Burkina Faso had HIV/AIDS just by looking at them. Now it’s getting easier again because cuts in food assistance are depriving them of nutrition, AIDS advocates say. Some 12,000 HIV/AIDS patients who rely on food aid are at risk of food insecurity and health problems […]

Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo sign Pact

Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo sign Pact

Ghana, Togo and Burkina Faso have signed an agreement to foster trans-border relations between them. A communiqué signed by the heads of delegations from the participating countries, after a three day workshop where they held the fifth trans-border tripartite meeting, encouraged member countries to give priority to issues discussed to realize the goals. Mr Daniel […]

Protests in Burkina Faso Prompt Minister’s Resignation

Protests in Burkina Faso Prompt Minister’s Resignation

OUAGADOUGOU — A minister in Burkina Faso’s transitional government seen as close to former President Blaise Compaore’s administration resigned on Tuesday following two days of protests over his appointment, the prime minister’s office said. The resignation is an early test for the West African country’s new leaders President Michel Kafando and Prime Minister Lieutenant Colonel […]

Burkina Faso’s long-serving leader Blaise Compaore pushed out of power by citizens

Burkina Faso’s long-serving leader Blaise Compaore pushed out of power by citizens

News that Burkina Faso’s long-serving leader Blaise Compaore had been pushed out of power prompted an explosion of comment from across Africa Friday, with many citizens asking, “If they can do it, why can’t we?”As images of tens of thousands jubilant Burkinabe were seen from Harare to Banjul, Twitter and other social media sites saw […]

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