Burkina Faso's president in S'pore for private visit
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore meets with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana during a private visit in Singapore.
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Tue Apr 22, 2014
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.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
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.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
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.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
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.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
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.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
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.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
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.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
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.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
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.
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.
Wed Mar 26, 2014
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.
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.
Burkina Faso bucks worsening hunger trend before crucial referendum
Vendors sell food to bus passengers on a road outside Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
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.