Jul 042014
 
Burkina Faso : Clitoraid and Raëlian Church win their case

Clitoraid and Raëlian Church win their case: obstetrician-gynaecologist Professor Charlemagne Marie Ouédraogo, who opposed the opening of AVFE/CLITORAID’s Kamkaso Hospital, is convicted of defamation OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, July 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In its verdict, which was made public on 30 June 2014, the Ouagadougou Regional Court found Professor Charlemagne Marie Ouédraogo guilty of […]

Jun 202014
 
Burkina Faso : Canada Minister Fast Visit

Minister Fast Concludes Successful Visit to Burkina Faso OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, June 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today wrapped up his first visit to Burkina Faso, where he set a new course for increased engagement between Canada and the sub-Saharan African nation by deepening commercial ties. During […]

Jun 202014
 
Burkina Faso : Women Entrepreneurs get New Support

Canada Announces New Support to Women Entrepreneurs in Burkina Faso / During his third trade mission to Africa, Minister Fast announces a new Canadian contribution that will improve the professional capacities and living conditions of women rice prod OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, June 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, […]

May 162014
 
U.S. Army Africa coordinates ADAPT program in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Recently, U.S. Army Africa coordinated instruction for Burkina Faso Armed Forces personnel with the third phase of unit movement training.   Keeping in stride with USARAF’s guiding principle of helping African’s solve African problems, a two-man Africa Deployment Assistance Partnership Team – Ground or ADAPT-G as […]

May 122014
 
Twenty-sixth High-Level Meeting of Heads of UN Peace Missions in West Africa

DAKAR, Senegal, May 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — At the invitation of Mr. Said Djinnit, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA), the Heads of the United Nations Peace Missions in West Africa held their Twenty-sixth high-level consultation meeting on 9 […]

Apr 282014
 
AS PLANS FOR OUGADOUGOU PLUS 10 GATHER PACE- AFRICAN MINISTERS MEET TO PREPARE POLICIES TO ENSURE EMPLOYMENT, POVERTY ERADICATION AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

WINDHOEK, Namibia, April 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In September 2014, Heads of State and Government of the African Union will meet at an extra ordinary session in Burkina Faso, to find ways to accelerate job creation on the continent, in particular for youth and women. Their meeting will take place ten years after […]

Jul 242013
 

Worrying climate outlook for West Africa’s Volta basin DAKAR, 23 July (IRIN) – Drastic water loss in West Africa’s River Volta basin – covering Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, and Togo – could deprive millions of people of food and hydropower in coming years due to climate change, researchers predict. Higher average temperatures, […]

Jul 022013
 

IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Burkina Faso and Approves US$4.84 Million Disbursement OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, July 2, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the sixth review under a three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Burkina […]

May 202013
 

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, May 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team visited Ouagadougou from April 25-May 8 to carry out discussions with the Burkinabè authorities on the sixth review of their economic and financial program supported by the IMF under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). The mission met with Mr. Lucien […]

Apr 152013
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, Ben Emmerson, today cautioned that Burkina Faso remains vulnerable to the threat of terrorist attack, the spread of armed conflict across its borders, and the emergence of religious intolerance, radicalization and violent extremism among its population. […]

Apr 052013
 

Human rights and counter-terrorism: UN expert launches official visit to Burkina Faso GENEVA, Switzerland, April 5, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, Ben Emmerson, will undertake an official visit to Burkina Faso from 8 to 12 April 2013. This will be the first visit to the […]