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Stories about Burkina Faso

18 August 2017

History Repeats Itself, Violently, in Burkina Faso

"Every time, they come to kill our brothers. Those are two restaurants beloved of Burkinabe that have been targeted."

29 July 2017

The African Community Reacts to Emmanuel Macron's Comments on Birth Rates in Africa

"Here is the question that we must ask: is it up to a non-African president to tell our women how many children they should have?"

1 June 2017

Could Professional Sports Boost Economic Development in Africa?

"Of course, sports alone cannot lift a country out of poverty. But they can help inspire social change."

17 October 2016

An Animated Video Explains the Powers of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Not sure what the court does? This video might help.

18 July 2016

‘People Are Getting on Those Boats Because They Want to Live’

The rescue operation Sos Méditerranée publishes accounts of people who have survived journeys across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe on their blog.

24 January 2016

Defiant, Disappointed, and Mourning—Burkina Faso Remembers Victims of the January Attacks

Burkinabés are making a vow to resist, now and always, all forms of extremism and violence.

22 September 2015

3 Keys to Understanding the Burkina Faso Coup

Learn who is behind the coup, what this has to do with upcoming elections and why all eyes are on citizen movements' reactions to the crisis.

2 September 2015

Are Term Limits and Mandatory Political Changeover Really in the Interest of African Nations?

The Bridge

In countries with few leading figures capable of securing the role of head of state, constitutionally mandated political changeover can be a real constraint on the political process.

15 March 2015

After the Charlie Hebdo Attack, Can We Laugh About Anything?

"Freedom of speech must be complete. However, freedom of conscience and worship must be protected too."

21 November 2014

Burkina Faso Is Taking Steps Toward Democracy (and Africans Are Taking Note)

Since the ousting of President Blaise Compaoré, who held power for 27 years, ex-diplomat Michel Kafando was chosen by consensus to lead the transitional period until the next elections.

10 November 2014

Burkina Faso Activists Confront a Potential Coup After President's Departure

Confusion in Burkina Faso about what will happen after a popular revolution expelled President Compaoré.

4 November 2014

Djibouti's Young People Look to Burkina Faso to Pave Their Own Democratic Way

On November 3, the Opposition Youth Movement marched in the streets of Djibouti City against the country's 15-year leader Ismaïl Omar Guelleh.

28 October 2014

People in Burkina Faso Are Taking to the Streets Against a ‘President for Life’

Protests swept cities in Burkina Faso over President Blaise Compaoré's proposed changes to the constitution to let him run for office again. He has held power for 27 years.

23 June 2014

Stop Using Growth as an Excuse to Pollute, African Activists Say

The impact of 2014 World Environment Day on Africa: The need for growth on the continent does not absolve nations from protecting the earth, African advocates say.

28 May 2014

What Happens When a Muslim, Jew, Christian, Atheist and Agnostic Travel the World Together?

Victor, Josselin, Samuel, Ilan and Ismael all belong to different religions (or none at all). Together, they created the InterFaith Tour.

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