Tag Archives: Burkina Faso

30Nov/17

What’s wrong with a joke? Macron defends air-conditioning gag in Africa

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO (NOVEMBER 28, 2017) (AGENCY POOL) – French President Emmanuel Macron has a reputation for disarming hostile audiences with repartee and humour, but his latest verbal jousting on a trip to Africa has drawn criticism at home. Continue reading

02Jul/17

France and Africans must eradicate “terrorists, thugs and assassins” – Macron

BAMAKO, MALI (JULY 2, 2017) – France and its African partners must work together to wipe out Islamist militants in the volatile Sahel region, President Emmanuel Macron said at the opening of a summit in Mali’s capital Bamako on Sunday (July 2).
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06Dec/16

Highlights of main world events in January and February 2016

Among the highlights of the main World news events for January and February 2016 are — Iranian protesters storm the Saudi embassy; North Korea tests hydrogen nuclear device; the world’s most wanted drug boss is arrested; legendary rock star David Bowie dies; tourists are killed in a suicide bombing in Istanbul; Islamist gunmen storm hotel in Burkina Faso; Iran releases American prisoners; sanctions are lifted on Iran; WHO declares emergency over Zika virus; more than a 100 killed in Taiwan quake; dozens killed in train crash in Germany kills; Syrian government launches offensive in Aleppo and a charity hospital is bombed in Idlib.

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16Mar/16

France to station troops in Ivory Coast following attack on beach resort – French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve

Paris will station a force of armed gendarmes in the capital of Burkina Faso to react swiftly in the event of another attack in the region and to provide training, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says.

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14Mar/16
Grand Bassam resort where 16 people were killed

Tourists react to Ivory Coast beach attack

Tourists and workers in Grand Bassam in Ivory Coast speak of their sadness and the impact on the beach resort town the morning after a deadly attack killed 16.

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26Jan/16
President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana

Ghanaians decry transfer of ex-Guantanamo prisoners to their country

Public outcry in Ghana following decision to transfer two Yemeni detainees held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the country. Many say they view the men as a security threat to the West African nation, located in a region struggling to cope with the rise of several militant Islamist insurgencies.
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15Jan/16
the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou

Security forces battle Islamist gunmen holding hostages in hotel

Suspected Islamist fighters hold hostages at a hotel used by foreigners in Burkina Faso’s capital, in an attack claimed by Al Qaeda.

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01Dec/15

Rwanda’s Kagame should step down when term ends in 2017 – U.S.

United States’ ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power says that she expects Rwandan President Paul Kagame to step down at the end of his term in 2017.

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08Oct/15

Rwanda’s top court clears way for Kagame third term

Rwanda’s Supreme Court ruled to lift a constitutional two-term presidential limit following a petition by the ruling RPF to extend long-time President Paul Kagame’s time in office. The ruling is likely to draw attention to a host of other African leaders, from Congo Republic’s Denis Sassou Nguesso to DRC’s Joseph Kabila who are trying to do the same.
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14Apr/15

Gabon will host next Africa Cup of Nations and draw is made

(CONFEDERATION OF AFRICAN FOOTBALL, 2017 TOURNAMENT) – Gabon was named on Wednesday (April 8) as the host of the next African Cup of Nations finals in 2017.

The Gabonese beat rival bids from Algeria and Ghana in a vote by the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) executive committee at a meeting in Cairo.
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