Burkina Faso

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Quarter of schools closed in Burkina Faso as fighting escalates after coup
Nearly 1 million children denied education, along with many more across eight countries in central and west Africa, new report warns

Kaamil Ahmed

14, Sep, 2023 @10:36 AM

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Niger’s coup adds to chaos in the Sahel, but it may also offer some hope
The military takeover in one of west Africa’s more stable states has huge implications for democracy on the continent – and the response of its neighbours is crucial

Jason Burke

06, Aug, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Military intervention in Niger is ‘last resort’, says west African bloc
Defence chiefs demand reinstatement of president after coup, which triggered exodus of foreign nationals

Peter Beaumont

02, Aug, 2023 @7:18 PM

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Putin promises free grain to six African nations after collapse of Black Sea deal
President says Russia will replace blocked Ukrainian exports after it abandoned pact on passage of ships

Pjotr Sauer

27, Jul, 2023 @1:56 PM

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War crimes surge in Burkina Faso, the world’s ‘most neglected crisis’
Villagers increasingly caught up in army crackdown on Islamist militants, with both sides accused of mass killings of civilians

Kaamil Ahmed

30, Jun, 2023 @1:26 PM

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Burkina Faso is the world’s ‘most neglected crisis’ as focus remains on Ukraine
Chronic emergencies in Africa are being ignored while Ukraine dominates headlines and receives more funding, says NGO

Kaamil Ahmed

01, Jun, 2023 @2:04 PM

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Kidnapped Australian Dr Ken Elliott released by al-Qaida in Africa after seven-year fight for freedom
Penny Wong says the 88-year-old Perth man, who was kidnapped in Burkina Faso in 2016, has been reunited with his family

Tory Shepherd

19, May, 2023 @12:02 AM

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Cotton, gold or jihad: Burkina Faso’s youth caught between violence and hardship
With one of youngest populations in the world, citizens face choice of joining armed groups or working in harsh conditions

Èlia Borràs in Bobo-Dioulasso and Jaume Portell in Barcelona

19, Apr, 2023 @11:52 AM

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Macron pledges to reduce French military presence in Africa
President’s comments come ahead trip to continent as Paris seeks to counter growing Chinese and Russian influence

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

27, Feb, 2023 @8:45 PM

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Ally of Wagner Group boss hurt in ‘assassination attempt’ in central Africa
Dmitry Sytii under US sanctions for links to mercenary group founded by Yevgeny Prigozhin, who is close to Vladimir Putin

Pjotr Sauer and Jason Burke

16, Dec, 2022 @5:21 PM

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Burkina Faso coup fuels fears of growing Russian mercenary presence in Sahel
North Africa analysts believe new leader Ibrahim Traoré may seek help from Moscow in fight against Islamic extremists

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

03, Oct, 2022 @4:35 PM

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New malaria vaccine comes a step closer as experts say it’s ‘the best yet’
Chance to eradicate diseases such as malaria could be lost and UK innovation squandered if global health investment is cut, jab co-creator tells PM

Lizzy Davies

07, Sep, 2022 @10:30 PM

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