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2017-02-19 Fespaco 2017 to Focus On Training, Audio-Visuals
[East African] The 25th edition of the Pan-African Film and TV Festival of Ouagadougou (Fespaco) will be held from February 25-March 4, under the theme "Training, Cinema and Audio-Visual Trades."

2017-02-10 The New Coup Which Threatens Democracy
[The Conversation Africa] Conventional wisdom tells us that good political societies are built on the principles of constitutionalism. This entails upholding the rule of law and separation of powers. This is to ensure an even distribution of power where a society is "built on principles of law, not men".

2017-02-07 Five Key Takeaways from AFCON2017
[allAfrica] The 2017 African Nations Cup finals are a thing of the past, and Cameroon were crowned worthy winners with their final victory over Egypt on Sunday.

2017-02-06 What They Said at the Africa Cup of Nations
[Monitor] "I had a feeling that I was going to save the final two penalties."

2017-02-05 Burkinabe Win Bronze as Black Stars Crash at #AFCON2017
[allAfrica] Burkina Faso's 1-0 victory over Ghana in the third-place play-off match at the African Nations Cup finals in Gabon on Saturday exceeded expectations for the winners and heaped more misery on the vanquished.

2017-02-04 Morocco Flexes Economic Muscle to Return to AU
[Africa Renewal] "It is a beautiful day when one returns home after too long of an absence," King Mohammed VI of Morocco said after the North African country was readmitted to the African Union (AU) at its summit in January.

2017-02-05 Late Burkina Faso Stunner Seals Ghana's Doom
[Ghana Star] Ghana were undone yet again in a third place playoff game at the AFCON after a late free kick gave Ghana their second straight loss in the competition.

2017-02-03 The Game Nobody Wants to Play #AFCON2017 #BRONZE
[allAfrica] Burkina Faso and Ghana clash in the game nobody wants to play as they battle for the bronze medal at the 2017 African Nations Cup finals in Port Gentil on Saturday.

2017-02-02 Burkina Faso 'Better Than Us' - Pharoahs' Coach #AFCON2017
[allAfrica] Egypt's evergreen goalkeeper Essam El Hadary proved the hero as The Pharaohs booked a place in the African Nations Cup finals with a 4-3 penalty shoot-out victory over Burkina Faso in Libreville on Wednesday.

2017-02-05 Afcon 2017 - Burkina Faso Claim Third Spot
[Premium Times] Alain Traore scored a stunning free kick with one minute remaining as Burkina Faso finished third at the African Cup of Nations with a 1-0 victory over Ghana on Saturday.

2017-02-02 El Hadary the Hero As Egypt Reach Final #AFCON2017
[Deutsche Welle] Egypt's evergreen captain saved back-to-back spotkicks to best Burkina Faso in their African Cup of Nations semifinal following a 1-1 draw. It was tough on Burkina Faso, who arguably deserved to win.

2017-01-31 Can Stallions Take Their First #AFCON2017 Cup?
[allAfrica] Burkina Faso continue their quest for a maiden African Nations Cup title when they take on seven-time winners Egypt in their semi-final in Libreville on Wednesday (19h00 GMT).

2017-02-01 Burundian Peacekeepers Serving in Somalia to Get Salary Arrears
[Dalsan Radio] "We want to respect Burundi's sovereignty. We have signed a new memorandum of understanding whereby we (the AU) agreed to transfer salaries of Burundian troops of the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to the benefit of the Burundian National Defense Force (FDN)," the Commissioner for Peace and Security for the African Union, Smail Chergui, told a press briefing at Bujumbura International Airport before departure.

2017-02-01 Burkina Faso's Duarte Makes Jose Mourinho Impression at 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
[Monitor] His dark eyes moved feverishly as the light from his Mac did little to brighten what is now a characteristic glum look. Days were left to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal match between Burkina Faso and Tunisia.

2017-01-30 Will History Help #AFCON2017 Semifinalists?
[allAfrica] The semifinal line-up at the 2017 African Nations Cup finals is complete as Burkina Faso take on Egypt on Wednesday and Ghana tackle Cameroon a day later in what is sure to be two epic ties.ALLAFRICA looks at the semifinal records of the four remaining sides in Africa's showpiece competition.

2017-01-30 When Leaders Are Forced Out of Power
[Monitor] A week in African politics is very long. A lot of things usually happen with outcomes habitually bordering on the extreme. A protest here with the government usually responding with terror, a corruption scandal there, a contested election that is often marred with irregularities or voter intimidation, a drough that way, the list is endless.

2017-01-29 Controversial Free Kick Sets Burkinabe on Road to Victory
[allAfrica] An elated Paulo Duarte says that it was Burkina Faso's ability to deal with the physical threat of Tunisia that ultimately saw them victorious in their African Nations Cup quarter-final in Libreville on Saturday.

2017-01-30 Burkina Faso - Quest for First Continental Trophy
[Cameroon Tribune] The Stallions of Burkina Faso grabbed the first ticket for the semi-finals of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon after beating the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia 2-0 in the quarter-final match in Libreville on Saturday January 28, 2017. The victory came as a sigh of relief for many Burkinabe fans as the team is seeking for its first continental trophy. Burkina Faso scored twice in the last ten minutes to push through. Aristide Bancé opened scores at the 81th minute and Prejuce Nakoulma increased ta

2017-01-30 Afcon 2017 - the Quarterfinals That Were and the Semi-Finals That Are to Come
[Daily Maverick] Egypt left it late, Ghana's Black Stars shone bright, the tournament favourites are out and Burkina Faso went through the motions to make it the semifinals. It's crunch time in the Africa Cup of Nations and ANTOINETTE MULLER watched it all so you didn't have to.

2017-01-27 Stallions Hoping to Spring Surprise on Tunisia #AFCON2017
[allAfrica] Burkina Faso will meet Tunisia in their 2017 African Nations Cup quarter-final in Libreville on Saturday with renewed hope that they can spring a surprise at this year's tournament.

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