Ouagadougou

By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 13th, 2012
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By Soumaila T. Diarra, IPS Bamako — West African heads of state have restated their determination that no member of Mali’s transitional government will be allowed to stand in the country’s next presidential election. Their statement has fed a growing debate over who should be allowed to r...
By IndepthAfrica
In Burkina Faso
Sep 8th, 2012
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Burkina Faso will have to come from behind in their final round qualifier for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations after losing 1-0 to Central African Republic in Bangui on Saturday. ‘The Stallions’, who have been regular participants at AFCON tournaments in recent years, succumbed thanks to a ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 26th, 2012
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he company put into the market place capacity totalling 3,363m seat kilometres which was at par with last year’s level. There were compensating changes evidenced in the network with incremental destinations launched to Delhi (India), Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) while Europe s...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
May 25th, 2012
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Ouagadougou – The governor of the northern region of Burkina Faso says at least 30 people from the Peul ethnic group have been killed, and about 1 000 displaced, in ethnic clashes on the border with Mali, a nation whose administration has been left in tatters after a coup two months ago. Reache...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Apr 1st, 2012
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Witnesses in Mali say rebels are making advances on the historic town of Timbuktu. Gunfire has been heard in the area Sunday. Timbuktu is the last of three key northern cities targeted by Tuareg rebels. The rebels secured the city of Gao late Saturday after the Malian army ceased a day-long gun battl...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ghana
Mar 13th, 2012
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ABUJA, Nigeria, March 13, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — ECOWAS and Ghanaian officials have evaluated the implementation of the road map for the Second ECOWAS Games to be hosted by Ghana in June 2012. The road map which covers the activities undertaken from April 2011 delineates the r...
By IndepthAfrica
In Burkina Faso
Jan 20th, 2012
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Ouagadougou – A court in Burkina Faso slapped prison sentences on two locals and a Nigerian woman arrested last month with 71 vultures and three vulture heads to be used in voodoo rites, an official said on Thursday. The two Burkinabe men, aged 33 and 22, and the sexagenarian Nigerian woman, we...
By benim
In Burkina Faso
Nov 14th, 2011
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Ouagadougou – Burkina Faso and Niger are concerned about regional insecurity following the conflict in Libya which they fear has led to new arms trafficking, Niger’s prime minister said Monday. “It is a major concern, the trafficking of arms is a real threat to the region,” Ra...
By benim
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Aug 24th, 2011
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Burkina Faso, a former recipient of large amounts of Libyan aid, has offered Muammar Gaddafi exile but has also recognised the rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) as Libya’s government. Chad, another major aid recipient, also recognised the rebel council. The African nations join a list o...
By benim
In Burkina Faso
Aug 23rd, 2011
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Ouagadougou – A Burkina Faso judge has sentenced three policemen to prison over a student’s death that sparked months of protests that left at least six dead. Two policemen were sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday and the other to eight years over the February death of Justin Zongo...