News Burkina Faso » Government: State Department designates Burkinabe jihadist group Ansaroul Islam
to the US government’s list of specially designated global terrorist organizations today. State noted that Ansaroul Islam has “launched numerous attacks in northern Burkina Faso near the border with Mali.” While State’s announcement did not mention ...
News Burkina Faso » Government: Thousands flee homes as West Africa’s extremism spreads, rocks Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso’s northern Soum province is home to radicalized preacher Ibrahim Malam Dicko, who has vowed to close all government administration there. His armed supporters have forced schools to close in several rural areas. But Dicko is not the only threat.
News Burkina Faso » Government: Citizens’ movements tackle corruption, from Guatemala to Ukraine to Burkina Faso
What do Burkina Faso’s Blaise Compaoré ... “We decided we would not be a part of that new government or congress, because we knew the situation was not yet completely stable. It was important to make sure we still have a civil society that was ...
News Burkina Faso » Government: Anti-jihadist Sahel force to push for more funding
when Mali's government signed a peace agreement with coalitions of non-jihadist armed groups. Islamist insurgents remained active -- violence spread from the north of the country to the centre and the south, and then spilled over into Burkina Faso and Niger.
News Burkina Faso » Government: How to work on a high-tech global project with limited internet, phone connection
Access to public documents in Burkina Faso is another hurdle for investigative journalists, Bama said. “Access to information and public documents from the government is a very serious problem. We are dealing with a very closed administration.”
News Burkina Faso » Government: Shifting relationships, growing threats: A who’s who of insurgent groups in the Sahel
Despite its name, the group “is as much a social uprising as it is a religious movement,” according to a recent International Crisis Group report on Burkina Faso. This is a diverse range of nominally pro-government groups, which purport to defend Mali ...
News Burkina Faso » Government: US Designates Ansarul Islam as Terrorist Organization
Ansarul Islam's attacks include a December 2016 attack on members of Burkina Faso's military that killed 12 soldiers ... U.S. resources and may assist law enforcement activity by the U.S. government.
News Burkina Faso » Government: Burkina Faso's government suspends trade with North Korea
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Burkina Faso's government says it has suspended trade relations with North Korea to conform to United Nations Security Council sanctions over its nuclear weapons program. African nations are under growing pressure to cut ...
News Burkina Faso » Government: Mali: UNHCR Operational Update, January 2018
On 19th January, the Malian authorities addressed a letter to the Nigerian Government to organize of a high-level meeting in Niamey on 22nd and 23rd February 2018, involving Malian refugees’ countries of asylum (Niger, Burkina Faso, and Mauritania ...
News Burkina Faso » Government: SA joins Afreximbank as a shareholder
The South African government is represented by the Export Credit Insurance ... Current Afreximbank participating and shareholding states are Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, the ...