Tag Archives: Ouagadougou

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

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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