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Artist Profiles : ‎Burkina‏ Electric

Burkina Electric was the first electronica band from Burkina Faso, in the deep interior of West Africa. With its main base in the music scene of Wagadugu, Burkina Faso's capital, it was, at the same time, an international band, with members living in New York, U.S.A. and Dusseldorf, Germany, as well

WORLDMUSICCENTRAL.ORG - 2018-03-17 07:00:00

‎Burkina‏ Faso : France donates 16.5 b for education sector

France has donated 16.5 billion CFA francs to Burkina Faso to strengthen the country's education sector.An agreement to that effect was signed Thursday in Ouagadougou by France's ambassador to Burkina Faso, Xavier Lapeyre De Cabanes, and Burkinabe Minister of Economy and Finance, Hadizatou Rosine Co

JOURNALDUCAMEROUN.COM - 2018-03-16 13:21:02

IMF grants ‎Burkina‏ Faso a $ 157.6 million ECF

(Ecofin Agency) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced in a statement issued yesterday March 14 that it has granted Burkina Faso a 3-year Extended Credit Facility worth $157.6 million to support the economic reforms initiated by the country. This is to equilibrate the balance of payments


FIFA World Rankings : ‎Burkina‏ Faso climb , Nigeria unmoved

Burkina Faso were Africa's most notable climbers in the latest edition of the FIFA World Rankings, while Nigeria and the rest of the continent's giants largely remained unmoved. A quiet month of international football ensured there was minimal change in the global standings, with Africa's sides no d


‎Burkina‏ Faso 's Teranga Gold Seals $ 200m Loan from Taurus Funds

Teranga Gold has received a letter of commitment from Taurus Funds with regards to a $200 million loan to finance its gold projects in Burkina Faso. Per the terms of the deal which will be concluded in the third quarter of this year, Teranga will received $165 million as a first tranche to develop W


IMF approves USD 157.6 mln credit for ‎Burkina‏ Faso

The credit program is aimed at maintaining macroeconomic stability, achieving inclusive growth and reducing poverty. An Extended Credit Facility (ECF) of USD 157.6 million was approved for Burkina Faso by The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in support of the country's economic and financial refor


Al Attiyah meets ‎Burkina‏ Faso Minister

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs H E Dr Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah met yesterday with Defence Minister of Burkina Faso Jean Claude Bouda and his accompanying delegation. They discussed bilateral relations and means of enhancing them as well as enhancing efforts in


Gunmen attack high-profile targets in ‎Burkina‏ Faso

Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou has been rocked by multiple gun attacks. The attackers targeted the French embassy, the French cultural center and the army's headquarters. Burkina Faso and other West African countries have been targeted by terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda and Daesh, over the


‎Burkina‏ Faso : AfDB supports Epine Dorsale Nord project with $ 74 million

(Ecofin Agency) - The African Development Bank granted Burkina Faso $74 million (about CFA39.37 billion) to support Epine dorsale Nord, the Nigeria-Niger-Benin-Togo-Burkina Faso electricity interconnection project. According to the Burkinabe minister of economy and finance, the financing is broken i

ECOFINAGENCY.COM - 2018-03-17 00:28:00

`` Terrorist Attack in ‎Burkina‏ Faso an Attempt to Restore Compaore Regime ''

Le Balai Citoyen (Citizens Broom), a political movement in Burkina Faso that upholds the legacy of revolutionary icon Captain Thomas Sankara, has termed the recent terrorist attack in the country a ploy to revive the regime of former President Blaise Compaore. Compaore, once a top associate of Presi


Africa : ‎Burkina‏ Faso joins the International Solar Alliance -LRB- ISA -RRB- and confirms its commitment to pursue energy transition

President Roch Marc Christian Kabore meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi to strengthen economic ties between the two countries Ouagadougou, 13th march 2018 - Burkina Faso's President, Roch Marc Christian Kabore, flew to New Delhi to participate on march 11th in the first Summit of the International S


Barnstaple volunteer has been changing women 's lives in ‎Burkina‏ Faso

Rebecca Browne is currently 4,000 miles from home, helping to improve the lives of women and girls in the city of Reo. To coincide with International Women's Day, which was on Thursday, Rebecca is speaking out about her experience and encouraging other young Brits to get involved. The former Park


‎Burkina‏ Faso : Sarama raises C$ 4 million to finance gold exploration

(Ecofin Agency) - Sarama Resources, a company active in Burkina Faso's gold sector, has just announced a C$4 million fundraising through the private placement of 40 million common shares worth C$0.1 each. Originally, the company aimed for C$3 million, however, in view of the shareholders and new inv


French Counterterror Scheme Draws Fire in ‎Burkina‏ Faso

Burkina Pres. R.M. Christian Kabore and French Pres. E. Macron The so-called French pillar of counterterrorism in West Africa drew fire this week from Islamic extremists who struck the French Embassy in Burkina Faso and that country's army headquarters. Seven soldiers were reported killed, as were e


‎Burkina‏ Faso Expresses Gratitude to Morocco for Support After Ouagadougou Double Attacks

Rabat - Burkinabe authorities expressed their gratitude to Morocco for its solidarity following the double terrorist attacks that hit Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou on March 2. Last week's deadly attacks on army headquarters and the French Embassy claimed the lives eight Burkinabe soldiers, whil


The shame of being called an undemocratic kleptocracy

COMMENT | Over the last two years of leading the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY) - one of the world's oldest and currently the largest youth political organisations in the world - I have had some daunting, some confusing, and some surreal experiences. Those surreal experiences range fr

MALAYSIAKINI - 2018-03-18 08:41:00

Mali militia says it obtains U.S. military vehicle from Niger raid

DAKAR/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Malian militia said on Wednesday it had obtained a sport utility vehicle abandoned by U.S. special forces in neighbouring Niger during a deadly ambush last October, and offered to return it to the United States. Four U.S. special forces members and at least four Niger


Semafo Inc. -LRB- SMF -RRB- Receives C$ 5.01 Average PT from Analysts

Semafo Inc. (TSE:SMF) has earned a consensus rating of "Buy" from the eight research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twel


‎Burkina‏ Faso : Women will own 25 % of the developed lands , Roch Marc Christian Kabore says

(Ecofin Agency) - Burkina Faso's president, Roch Marc Christian Kabore (photo), announced during the celebration of the International Women's Day in Ouagadougou that a quarter of developed land will be granted to women. Le pays reports. Speaking during a forum on "Women's participation in governance


Recent Trends in Political Violence & Protests in Africa

This interactive visual displays maps and charts featuring recent trends in political violence and protests in Africa. Apply or remove filters by country and event type to broaden or limit your assessment of the data. Tagged on: AlgeriaAngolaBeninBurkina FasoBurundiCameroonCentral African RepublicC