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CHAN 2018 Qualifier: Guinea Hosts Senegal on Tuesday

The countdown to the 2018 Total African Championships (CHAN) would begin after Guinea hosts Senegal on Tuesday. Senegal goes into the second leg encounter in...
Local Black Stars

CHAN Qualifier: Local Black Stars in Ouagadougou

Ghana’s CHAN team led by Coach Maxwell Konadu has arrived in Ouagadougou for the upcoming CHAN qualifier against their Burkina Faso counterparts on Sunday,...

Seed-eating birds, armyworms threaten Burkina Faso’s crops

Seed-eating birds and an upsurge of armyworms are posing a threat to crop yields in the western African country of Burkina Faso. The Council of...

WB says Africa is eaten up by weakening policy and institutional performance

The quality of policies and institutions weakened in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2016 amid challenging economic conditions, according to the latest review by the World...
tobacco packaging

4,100 die from tobacco use in 2015 in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso's health official said Wednesday that 4,100 people died in 2015 alone as result of tobacco use in the country. Nicolas...
mining

Burkina Faso to hold international mining event

Over 3,000 people are expected on Thursday at the International Energy, Mining and Quarries Week (SEMICA) in the Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou, organizers on...
Film

Burkina Faso’s president urges cultivating film industry in Africa

Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore called for the emergence of the film industry in Africa here on Saturday. "We should...
Film

African film festival to see special prize for short-film

The guild of African film directors and producers, a Paris based NGO, will reward a short-film with the special Thomas Sankara prize during the...
GDP

Burkina Faso plans to increase extractive industries GDP ratio

Burkina Faso's government considers increasing extractive industries contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from 7.9 percent in 2015 to 10.2 percent by 2020. ...
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso plans to improve social services in cities

Burkina Faso is planning to spend 57.507 billion CFA francs (93.74 million U.S. dollars) in 2017 on better social services in cities. ...
tax

Burkina Faso achieves 95.84 percent of targeted tax incomes in 2016

Burkina Faso has achieved 95.84 percent of its targeted tax incomes recovery over 2016, tax authority disclosed here on Friday. "In 2016,...
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso to mark 25th cinema festival with major innovations

The 25th edition of the Pan-African Cinema and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), to be hold from February 25 to march 4, will be...

Burkina Faso, Togo conduct joint operation to strengthen border security

Burkina Faso and Togo have conducted a joint operation to secure their borders, arresting scores of people and seizing firearms and motorbikes, authorities said...
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso ruling party accuses narco-jihadists of deadly attack

The ruling party in Burkina Faso has said that "narco-jihadists" are behind the deadly attack on Friday of an army camp close to the...
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita

Malian president calls for pooling forces after Burkina Faso attack

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Saturday stressed the need to pool forces to fight terrorism in Africa, especially in the Sahelian region. ...
soldiers

Over 10 soldiers killed in Burkina Faso attack

More than 10 Burkinabe soldiers were killed in an attack on Friday morning against a Burkinabe military camp near the border with Mali by...
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso gains more financing than expected at Paris partners’ conference

Burkina Faso has obtained 8,000 billion CFA Francs (about 13 billion U.S. dollars) financing commitments for national development plan (PNDES) on the first day...
fire

0030 GMT world news summary for Dec 8

OUAGADOUGOU -- Spraying operations against a dengue fever outbreak is expected to be launched in the capital Ouagadougou after the epidemic has killed at...
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso to increase working disabled from 2.2 to 50 percent by 2020

The proportion of working disabled persons will increase from 2.2 percent to 50 percent by 2020 in Burkina Faso, an official has said. ...
cycling

Eritrean rider wins 7th stage of Faso International cycling race

He has successfully completed the 84.5 km long stage, from Bobo-Dioulasso to Banfora, in 2 hours 3 minutes and 13 seconds at the speed...

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