About BARKA

[:en]French version of this page available at https://barkafoundation.org/fr/about-barka/ The French version of this brochure is also available.   About The BARKA Foundation BARKA is a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization registered in the US and Burkina Faso....

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A propos de BARKA

À propos de La Fondation BARKA. BARKA est une organisation caritative à but non- lucratif enregistrée aux Etats-Unis et au Burkina Faso. La fondation est affiliée au département de l’information des Nations Unies et a un statut consultatif auprès de l’ECOSOC (la...

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It Ain’t Over Yet

After a few days of life returning to some semblance of normal here in Burkina Faso, the country once again is holding its breath as two factions of the army are set to square off against each other. At the time of this writing, the National Army, loyal to the...

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ECOWAS Decision

At about 7pm here in Burkina, the nation received the word everyone’s been waiting for- the decision of ECOWAS. RSP must lay down their arms. General Diendere must cede power back to the transition govrrnment. Michel Kafando will be symbolically sworn back in as...

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The Plot Thickens

The 10am ultimatum was defied by the Presidential Guard. The situation in Ouagadougou is tense and fluid. The nation’s loyalist army has taken control of the streets and told citizens to return to their homes.  Right now, the streets ouf Ouaga are deserted. The army...

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Links

Good overviews of recent events: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-34321961 http://allafrica.com/stories/201509220499.html   Two very thorough blog posts which go into more of the background and socio-political context leading up to the coup:...

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