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16 hrs ago | ETaiwanNews.com

Taiwanese delegation to attend Swaziland king's birthday celebration

Taipei, April 22 Taiwan has sent a delegation to attend the birthday celebration of Swaziland's King Mswati III later this week and will also visit Burkina Faso, another of Taiwan's African allies, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

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Related Topix: Swaziland, World News, Africa, Travel, Asia Travel, Taiwan Travel, Taiwan, Mswati Iii

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Iol.co.za

Close to 7 000 overseas voters registered

Just 6 789 South Africans abroad have registered as voters under the new electoral provisions to cast their ballots overseas - from London to Hanoi in Vietnam, Montevideo in Uruguay, Rwanda's capital Kigali, Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso and Asmara in Eritrea.

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Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Africa, Rwanda, Eritrea,

Sat Apr 12, 2014

ABC News

Rally Calls on Burkina Faso President to Run Again

Thousands of supporters of Burkina Faso's longtime president are calling for a constitutional amendment so the leader of the West African nation can seek another term.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Blaise Compaore

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Economist

The same chief since 1987

WHEN Blaise Compaore, the president of Burkina Faso, selected a location for his palace, he chose Ouaga 2000, a district about 10km from downtown Ouagadougou, the capital.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Blaise Compaore

Mon Apr 07, 2014

GhanaWeb

AGI to set up trade houses in foreign markets

Ghanaian businesses interested in exporting their products to neighbouring West African countries would soon be able to stock their goods in a common warehouse in those countries and subsequently release them in bits to local agents for onward distribution.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News

Sun Apr 06, 2014

AllAfrica.com

West Africa: Moving Sideways Between Burkina Faso and Cote d'Ivoire

Since 1990 more than a million people have travelled between Burkina Faso and Cte d'Ivoire, making it Africa's busiest migrant route, according to the World Bank.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Cote d'Ivoire,

Thu Apr 03, 2014

AlertNet

Burkina Faso - African Court says Burkina Faso failed to investigate murder properly

Reporters Without Borders hails a ruling issued by the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights on 28 March, finding that Burkina Faso failed to properly investigate the 1998 murder of Norbert Zongo, the editor of the Ouagadougou-based weekly L'Independant.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Blaise Compaore, Journalism

Tue Apr 01, 2014

GhanaWeb

Animal imports from Burkina Faso cost Ghana GH 14m in 2011

Ghana spent about GHA 14 million to import live animals from neighbouring Burkina Faso in 2011, data from the Burkinabe Ministry of Commerce has showed.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News

Thu Mar 27, 2014

TeleGeography CommsUpdate

Airtel requests 4G licence from ARCEP

Airtel Burkina Faso, the local mobile business of Indian telecoms group Bharti Airtel, has applied to the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts for a licence to deploy and operate a 4G network in the country.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News

Market Wire

Komet Resources Inc.: Non-Disclosure Agreement and Due Diligence for a Burkina Faso Mining Property

Komet Resources Inc. is pleased to announce part of its new business development strategy, specifically for gold in West Africa.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Geology, Science

Wed Mar 26, 2014

The Hill

Under Contract

The U.S. Agency for International Development awarded a $48.6 million contract to Abt Associates to "increase regional trade competitiveness in West Africa, improve food security, and reduce poverty under USAID's Trade Hub Network," according to a release from the company.

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Related Topix: World News, Ghana, Africa, Senegal, Life, Veteran Affairs, Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

International Monetary Fund

Burkina Faso: IMF Concludes Staff Mission

An International Monetary Fund team led by Ms. Laure Redifer visited Ouagadougou from March 14-26 to carry out discussions with the Burkinabe authorities on the first review of their economic and financial program supported by the IMF under the Extended Credit Facility and a surveillance review required every two years.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Agriculture, Science

AlertNet

Burkina Faso bucks worsening hunger trend before crucial referendum

Vendors sell food to bus passengers on a road outside Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Blaise Compaore, Agriculture, Science

Suria

Child miners pay the price in Burkina...

Perched on the edge of a mine shaft, Joel Sawadogo, 13, readies the fragile plastic lamp strapped to his forehead with an elastic band as he prepares to lower himself into the darkness.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa

Mon Mar 24, 2014

GantDaily.com

Staunching Burkina's abortions

Abortion is illegal in most circumstances, but the practice continues in secrecy.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Family, Teenagers

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