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2018-03-13 Burkina Faso joins the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and confirms its commitment to pursue energy transition
[Présidence du Faso] President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi to strengthen economic ties between the two countries

2018-03-07 Alarming Escalation of Jihadist Violence
[ICG] Attacks on the Burkina Faso army headquarters and the French Embassy on 2 March 2018 were better organised, involved heavier weapons and were more sustained than anything seen so far in Burkina Faso. In this Q&A, our West Africa Program Director Rinaldo Depagne says the jihadist assault further exposes worrying weakness in the Burkinabé security forces.

2018-03-04 Mali-Based Militant Group Claims Deadly Attacks
[Deutsche Welle] A militant group that includes al-Qaida's North African branch has claimed responsibility for Friday's deadly assault. A UN report has warned that growing instability in Mali could undermine security in the Sahel.

2018-03-05 Jihadist Group Claims Attacks On French Interests in Burkina Faso
[RFI] The jihadist Group to Support Islam and Muslims (JSIM) has claimed responsibility for the twin attacks in Burkina Faso, in a message cited Saturday by Mauritania's Al-Akhbar news agency.

2018-03-05 UN Chief, Security Council, Strongly Condemn Terrorist Attacks
[UN News] The two deadly terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso's capital, Ougadougou, on Friday have been strongly condemned by the United Nations.

2018-03-05 President Urges Public to Cooperate With Military After Twin Attacks
[VOA] Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore urged the public Saturday to cooperate more closely with the country's military, one day after an armed group carried out coordinated attacks on France's embassy and cultural center and on the West African country's military headquarters in the capital of Ouagadougou.

2018-03-05 Egypt Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Burkina Faso
[Egypt Online] In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on March 3rd, the Arab Republic of Egypt condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks that targeted the French Embassy, the French Cultural Center, and the army headquarters in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, killing some 35 people and injuring 90 others.

2018-03-02 Four Extremists Killed in Attack on French Embassy
[VOA] Burkina Faso's information minister says four Islamic extremists have been killed in an attack on the French Embassy and French cultural center in the capital, Ouagadougou.

2018-02-28 2015 Coup in Burkina Faso - Trial of Suspects Begins
[Cameroon Tribune] Burkina Faso citizens are keenly watching the unfolding of the marathon trial of 84 people accused of involvement in the September 15, 2015 military attempt to unseat the transitional government put in place following the resignation of President Blaise Compaoré after mass street protests.

2018-02-22 Executive Program for Cooperation in Education With Tunisia and Burkina Faso Reviewed
[SNA] Khartoum -The Cabinet' Social and Cultural Sector, in a meeting which was chaired by Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Professor Somiya Abu kashawa, Wednesday, reviewed the Executive Program for Cooperation in Education with Tunisia for the years(2017-2019) and the Executive Program for Cooperation in Education between Sudan and Burkina Faso for years (2017-2020).

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