Tag Archives: Burkina Faso

#VOA. | Burkinabè authorities insist on a three-year transition

“Discussions are continuing, Burkina Faso is in a very good position to hear the remarks of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS),” said Lionel Bilgo, government spokesman at the AFP, adding: “On the other hand, we are not going to sacrifice our efforts to bring peace to Burkina …

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#REUTERS. | Discussions between Burkinabe power and West Africa in Ouagadougou

The two-day visit of this delegation led by Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, president of the commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), from which Burkina Faso has been suspended, took place a week after a summit of the organization in Accra. At the end of this summit, Burkina …

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#VOA. | In Burkina, the junta in turn faces deadly jihadist attacks

Twenty-three civilians and thirteen gendarmes died in four attacks in a few days in the region of Dori, one of the main towns in the northeast of the country. This is the heaviest toll since the arrival at the head of Burkina of Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, who overthrew President …

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#REUTERS. | Burkinabè army says it has “neutralized” dozens of “terrorists”

Dozens of “terrorists” were “neutralized” between December 28 and January 2 during various military operations in the north and north-west of Burkina Faso, the army staff announced on Monday. On January 2, detachments of the Defense and Security Forces (FDS), “supported by the air force, carried out offensive action which …

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#VOA. | Thomas Sankara assassination trial postponed to October 25

Two court-appointed defense lawyers requested a one-month postponement of the trial “in the name of the manifestation of the truth”, arguing that he had too little time to study “the 20,000 documents in the file “. The president of the Ouagadougou military court, Urbain Méda, accepted their request, but suspended …

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Various reactions to changes in the Burkinabè government ~ #REUTERS:

OUAGADOUGOU – In Burkina Faso, President Roch Kaboré sacked his defense and security ministers. The opposition says it takes note but marched through the streets last weekend. The Ouagalais have given their opinions on this new government. “We must not get the wrong enemy. Political agitations have their place in …

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Thousands of demonstrators march against insecurity in Faso ~ #AFP:

Several thousand people demonstrated on Saturday in the streets of several cities in Burkina Faso, including the capital Ouagadougou, against “the worsening” of the security situation, demanding a response to increasingly deadly jihadist attacks. “No to growing insecurity”, “No to the abandonment of the populations”, “No to endless attacks”, “Is …

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thousands of demonstrators in the streets of Faso ~ #AFP:

Several thousand people demonstrated on Saturday in the North and Center-North regions of Burkina Faso, against “growing insecurity”, calling on the authorities to take action against recurrent jihadist attacks, we learned from the demonstrators and local authorities. In the Center-North, the demonstrators gathered in Kaya, the capital of the region, …

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Paris denounces an attack of “incredible savagery” ~ #AFP:

“The tragedy that took place in Burkina Faso on the night of June 4-5 has led to an unspeakable carnage of unprecedented savagery,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told the National Assembly. . “These are innocent victims of a terrorist cowardice,” added the head of French diplomacy who is …

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Attack kills 100 civilians in Faso ~ #AFP:

A hundred civilians were killed in northern Burkina Faso, in Solhan, the deadliest attack recorded in this country since the start of jihadist violence in 2015, we learned from security and local sources on Saturday. “During the night from Friday to Saturday, armed individuals carried out a deadly incursion in …

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The United States offers a mobile hospital in Burkina ~ #REUTERS:

The United States offered a mobile hospital to help deal with health emergencies. The aid comes to relieve the country facing insecurity and which has seen the capacity to take charge of health services decline. This mobile hospital was set up at the Monument des Martyrs de Ouagadougou. Medical equipment, …

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Major hospitals in Faso set up covid triage centers ~ #REUTERS:

Burkina Faso is the only country in the sub-region to have not yet launched its vaccination campaign against the coronavirus. DEDOUGOU / OUAGADOUGOU – Burkina Faso’s health authorities have set up triage centers for all hospital users. Suspected cases will be immediately isolated and taken care of. All the major …

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at least 8 dead including 3 gendarmes ~ #AFP:

At least three gendarmes and five civilian auxiliaries engaged in the anti-jihadist fight were killed Monday evening in an attack on mixed units in eastern Burkina Faso, AFP learned from security and civilian sources on Tuesday. “Mixed units of gendarmes and volunteers for the defense of the homeland suffered an …

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VOA 60 of 22 March 2021 ~ #REUTERS:

At least 60 civilians were killed on Sunday in a series of attacks on villages in western Niger near the Malian border, six days after attacks in the same area that left 66 dead. In Congo Brazzaville, the death this morning of the opponent Guy-Brice Parfait Kolélas, brought an unforeseen …

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VOA60 Africa from February 12, 2021 ~ #AFP:

In Mali, the Algiers Accord monitoring committee met in Kidal, a city that remains under the control of the former rebellion. The former rebel and pro-government armed groups as well as the partners say they want to advance the application of this peace agreement signed in 2015. The UN Special …

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