Africa: Burkina Faso
 The entrance to the Monsanto Company, headquartered in St. Louis, is shown in a file photo from June 28, 2005.  (AP Photo/James A. Finley, File)

Burkina Faso Says Cotton Production Increases After It Discontinues Monsanto Variety

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 PARIS bull; Burkina Faso estimates its production of raw cotton for the 2016-17 harvest will rise by 25 percent compared to the previous harvest as favorable rainfall boosts output, the country 39;s agriculture minister said on Monday. The west African country 39;s growers had reverted ...
The Cappuccino Cafe located near the Splendid Hotel, both destroyed earlier by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb , in Ouagadougou, on January 21, 2016.  By AHMED OUOBA (AFP/File)

Jihadists in Burkina attack contacted from Syrian phone: prosecutor

Friday, January 13, 2017 Ouagadougou (AFP) - The gunmen who carried out a deadly terror strike in Burkina Faso's capital nearly a year ago got a message during the attack from one of its organisers on a Syrian phone number, a prosecutor said Thursday. But the message to the assailants who killed 30 people, mostly Western ...

Burkina Faso Wins $4-Million Loan To Invest In Farmers’ Cooperatives To Revive Sustainable Cashew Market

Thursday, January 12, 2017 Abidjan, C ocirc;te d rsquo;Ivoire, January 12, 2017 ndash; With support from the African Development Bank (AfDB), Burkina Faso has been awarded a US $4-million loan from the Climate Investment Funds rsquo; Forest Investment Program (CIF FIP) to revive its cashew sector and mitigate climate chan ...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Burkina Faso

Friday, December 23, 2016 On December 16, 2016, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund concluded the 2016 Article IV Consultation with Burkina Faso. The Board also completed the sixth Review of Burkina Faso rsquo;s economic performance under a three-year program supported by the IMF rsquo;s Extended Cr ...

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Burkina Faso

Monday, December 19, 2016 The Secretary-General condemns today 39;s attack against a military post in Nassoumbou, province of Soum in the north of Burkina Faso, in which Burkinab egrave; soldiers were killed and injured. He extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people o ...

Executive Board Completes Sixth Review Under the ECF Arrangement, Approves US$6 Million Disbursement, and Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Burkina Faso

Monday, December 19, 2016 On December 16, 2016, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund completed the sixth review of Burkina Faso rsquo;s economic performance under a three-year program supported by the IMF rsquo;s Extended Credit Facility (ECF) . The decision enables the disbursement of the equivalent ...
French soldiers stand next to debris following a suicide car bomb attack revendicated by the Algerian jihadist group Mokhtar Belmokhtar at the airport of Gao on November 30, 2016.  By  (AFP/File)

Mali may let Burkina troops chase jihadists into its territory

Sunday, December 18, 2016 Ouagadougou (AFP) - Mali's president said Sunday he could let Burkina Faso forces pursue jihadist fighters when they flee across the border into his country, days after militants massacred 12 Burkinabe soldiers. Around 40 fighters attacked a base some 30 kilometres (18 miles) from the Burkina-Mal ...
At least 12 Burkina Faso soldiers were killed in a jihadist attack on an army base near the Burkina-Mali border on December 16, 2016.  By Dominique Faget (AFP/File)

12 Burkina Faso troops killed in jihadist attack

Saturday, December 17, 2016 Ouagadougou (AFP) - At least 12 Burkina Faso soldiers were killed Friday in what local authorities said was the biggest ever jihadist attack on the army, at a base near the restive border with Mali. A detachment of our army's anti-terrorist force suffered a murderous attack which claimed the liv ...
A volunteer in Burkina Faso puts her arm in a box with mosquitoes to test

Burkina Faso team aims to beat malaria with soap

Friday, December 16, 2016 Ouagadougou (AFP) - Thrusting their arm into a box full of hungry mosquitoes, a group of brave volunteers in a Burkina Faso laboratory test an innovative weapon in the fight against malaria -- soap. The team behind the Faso Soap project aims to create a cheap, accessible product to repel mosqui ...

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Valentin Rybakov meets the Ambassador of Burkina Faso

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 On December 12, 2016 the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Valentin Rybakov, met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Burkina Faso to the Republic of Belarus non-resident, Antoine Somdah, on the occasion of presentation of copies of the Credential ...
President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

Burkina Faso By Far Exceeds Its Objectives For Its Development Plan

Friday, December 9, 2016 PARIS, France 9th December 2016, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/ - The President, His Excellency Roch Marc Christian Kabor eacute;, and the government of Burkina Faso, managed to mobilise almost 28 billion euros (18,500 billion CFA francs) within the framework of the conference of partners for the ...

Ulla Tørnæs met with Burkina Faso’s Minister of Economy, Finance and Development

Monday, December 5, 2016 The Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla T oslash;rn aelig;s, met with Burkina Faso rsquo;s Minister of Economy, Finance and Development, Rosine Sori-Coulibaly yesterday. The meeting was the newly appointed minister rsquo;s first meeting with a foreign minister, thus affirming the special ...
Burkina Faso Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba

Burkina Faso Prime Minister Hosts Partner Conference To Finance The Country National Economic Plan

Thursday, December 1, 2016 OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, 01 December 2016,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The National Plan for Economic and Social Development (PNDES) 2016-2020 in Burkina Faso will be presented on 7 and 8 December 2016 in Paris, at the Eacute;toile Saint-Honor eacute; Conference Centre during a partner confe ...
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