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E.L to headline Watsup TV concert with other great names in showbiz

Leading Ghanaian musicians EL & Epixode are expected to join scores of African musicians including Iba One from Mali & Floby from Burkina Faso...
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Burkina Faso: Koutougou commune mayor gunned down

Unidentified gunmen shot and killed the mayor of Koutougou commune, in Burkina Faso's northern province of Soum, on Sunday evening, local media reported on...

CHAN Draw Slated For November, 17 In Rabat

The Organising Committee of the Total African Nations Championships (CHAN), has disclosed that the draw for the 2018 CHAN in Morocco would be held...

Transit Shippers, Importers Assured Of Quality Service

Madam Benonita Bismark, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Shippers' Authority (GSA) has assured transit shippers, importers and exporters of her outfit’s...

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,...
armyworms

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...
World Bank

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

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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. ...

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...
Cyclists compete during the 12th Benin International Cycling Tour in Cotonou, capital of Benin, July 19, 2015. At least 96 cyclists from Benin, Togo, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, France, Nigeria, Senegal and Congo took part in 12th Benin International Cycling Tour. The team of Burkina Faso won the trophy for the best Castel team in the competition. (Xinhua/Polycarpe Toviho)

Burkina Faso rider grasps yellow jersey at sixth stage of Faso cycling

However, the Eritrean rider is the winner of the 134 km long stage Pa-Bobo-Dioulasso, as he completed the distance in 3 hours 16 minutes...

Eritrean rider Zemenfes wins 3rd stage of Burkina Faso International cycling race

He pedaled in 4 hours 27 minutes and 17 seconds the 169 km long distance from Gourcy-Ziniare at an average speed of 38.93 km...
cooking oil

Burkina Faso confiscates 24,000 liters of spoiled cooking oil

Pascal Zaida from the federation, said the spoiled products which were seized on Monday in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso's commercial capital, will be burnt soon. ...
A person walks in a flooded street in the town of Guasdualito, Apure state, Venezuela, on July 7, 2015. According to local press, more than 9,000 families were affected by the floods caused by the overflowing of the rivers Arauca and Sarare. (Xinhua/Str) (jp)

Burkina Faso leader seeking “lasting solutions” to floods problem

"It will not just be about repairing infrastructures in a hurry. We will have to find lasting solutions to the problem of drainage system,"...

Burkina Faso to create policy bank to enhance agricultural development

Premier Minister Paul Kaba Thieba outlined this policy of during a meeting with financial company developers on Thursday in the capital Ouagadougou. ...

Burkina Faso to purchase solar kits to enhance electricity supply

The total cost of the devices amounts to 778.057 million CFA francs (about 1.32 million U.S. dollars), free of taxes and customs, and the...

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