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Latest news from Burkina Faso

BURKINA FASO: Shielding future generations from elephantiasis

OUAGADOUGOU, 19 Jan 2006 (IRIN) - Burkina Faso health workers are out in force nationwide to distribute medicine and information in a bid to combat elephantiasis, an often debilitating disorder the health ministry says strikes about one million people in the West African country.Full report


BURKINA FASO-COTE D IVOIRE: War sends floods of migrants back home to bleak future

OUAGADOUGOU, 25 Nov 2005 (IRIN) - Mariam’s twisted fingers will forever remain a brutal reminder of her violent escape three years ago to Burkina Faso from Cote d’Ivoire, her home for 25 years until war broke out there in 2002.Full report


BURKINA FASO: Compaore wins new mandate in country’s first multiparty race

OUAGADOUGOU, 18 Nov 2005 (IRIN) - After 18 years at the helm of Burkina Faso, President Blaise Compaore has won a new five-year term, garnering a massive 80.3 percent of the vote in the country’s first multiparty presidential race.Full report


BURKINA FASO: Blaise Compaore, a president on a quest for legitimacy

OUAGADOUGOU, 14 Nov 2005 (IRIN) - After almost two decades of iron-fisted rule over Burkina Faso, President Blaise Compaore’s free-spending US-style bid for a third mandate is aimed at making over his image and winning new legitimacy, say friends and foes alike.Full report


BURKINA FASO: Compaore camp primes for victory against divided opposition

OUAGADOUGOU, 8 Nov 2005 (IRIN) - With Burkina Faso’s president of 18 years, Blaise Compaore, facing a divided opposition and holding a massive lead in a national opinion poll, his supporters are confident of victory in the 13 November presidential election.Full report


BURKINA FASO: Compaore gets green light to run for third mandate

OUAGADOUGOU, 17 Oct 2005 (IRIN) - Burkina Faso’s Constitutional Court has thrown out an opposition bid to stop President Blaise Compaore running for a third term in elections which are less than a month away. Full report


BURKINA FASO: Opposition launches legal bid to stop Compaore running for third term

OUAGADOUGOU, 7 Oct 2005 (IRIN) - Throwing down the gauntlet to the Constitutional Council, two Burkina Faso opposition leaders have launched a legal bid to stop President Blaise Compaore running for a third term in elections scheduled for 13 November.Full report


BURKINA FASO-COTE D IVOIRE: New outbreak of yellow fever

DAKAR, 22 Sep 2005 (IRIN) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) is launching an immunisation drive for more than half a million people in response to four confirmed new cases of yellow fever, one of them fatal, in southern Burkina Faso near the Ivorian border. Full report


BURKINA FASO: Compaore's decision to bid for re-election raises opposition hackles

OUAGADOUGOU, 11 Aug 2005 (IRIN) - Burkina Faso's long-serving president Blaise Compaore has announced he will stand again in elections scheduled for 13 November, a move the opposition believes is unconstitutional.Full report


BURKINA FASO: WFP, experts cautiously optimistic on food situation

OUAGADOUGOU, 10 Aug 2005 (IRIN) - Burkina Faso, confronting the fallout of natural disasters that smacked the Sahel region last year, appears for now to have dodged a widespread food crisis, but there are pockets of serious shortages and vigilance is essential, UN officials and food experts say. Full report

MORE NEWS

 
 
IRIN Special Reports for Burkina Faso

BURKINA FASO: World's parliaments focus of the condition of children

IRIN Focuses & Interviews for Burkina Faso

BURKINA FASO-COTE D IVOIRE: War sends floods of migrants back home to bleak future

BURKINA FASO: Blaise Compaore, a president on a quest for legitimacy

BURKINA FASO: Dial SOS Circumcision and stop girls being cut

BURKINA FASO: Thousands of migrants now living as strangers in their homeland

 

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