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Ethnic Violence Threatens Social Cohesion in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, Fulani victims of murderous stigmatization

Burkina Faso: Overview of the humanitarian situation (as of 18 January 2018)

Burkina Faso’s security and humanitarian situation has deteriorated further with persistent armed attacks in Sahel, Nord and Est regions. Intercommunity tensions at the start of the year in Centre-Nord and Sahel regions turned into violent clashes, claiming 49 lives and displacing around 12,000 people. On 11 January, the Government extended for six months the state of emergency in 14 regions. Continuing attacks and insecurity risk impeding humanitarian operations and preventing affected people from accessing aid. The country has been hit by a worsening spate of attacks by armed groups. In 2018, 223 security incidents were recorded in the affected regions. The unprecedented crisis has uprooted 60,171 people from their homes.
Insecurity has forced the closure of 790 schools and deprived 99,000 children of education, while around 105,000 people have no access to medical care. The humanitarian community is now requesting for US$100 million to assist 1.2 million people in 2019.

How Burkina Faso’s ‘Iron Biby’ moved from being fat-shamed to one of the world’s strongest men

Cheick Ahmed al-Hassan Sanou is a 27-year-old man from Burkina Faso. He had gone from the boy who was bullied for being fat, to one of the strongest men in the world.

Born in 1992, Iron Biby, as he is affectionately called, realized when he was five that he was different from his siblings due to his weight.

Burkina Faso mounts first stone monument in memory of Thomas Sankara

31 years after his murder, the first stone of the five meter bronze monument to the memory of Capt Thomas Sankara was laid on October 15, 2018 in Ouagadougou. How else should Africans honour and remember their icons, heroes and heroines?

Burkina News Archive

Terrorism and Security

French troops in Mali anti-jihadist campaign mired in mud and mistrust

The Sahel Uncertainty: Climate Change and Insurgency

Four Christians Singled Out For Wearing Crosses, Executed in Northern Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso, Part 1: Spreading Violence Triggers an ‘Unprecedented’ Crisis

Burkina Faso, Part 2: Communities Buckle as Conflict Ripples Through the Sahel

146 Terroristes “Neutralized” by the FDS: A Summary Execution According to the MBDHP (Fr)

Blowback in Africa: How America’s Counterterror Strategy Helped Destabilize Burkina Faso.

Why is Violence Increasing in Burkina Faso?

Mali Refugees Arrest: Fears in Burkina Faso. Refugees from Mali Explain Why They No Longer Feel Safe….

Where Terrorism is Rising in Africa and the U.S is Leaving

Fear of Attacks Keeps 150,000 Children Away From School in Burkina Faso

Terrorism Threatens a Former Oasis of Stability in West Africa

Ansaroul Islam and the Growing Terrorist Insurgency in Burkina Faso

Warning from the Sahel: Al Queda’s Resurgent Threat

Ansaraul Islam: The Rise and Decline of a Militant Islamist in the Sahel.

Growing Terrorism in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso Declares State Of Emergency In North Following Attacks

Kirk Woodman: Canadian mine worker killed in Burkina Faso

Innocents abroad: Why do so many Canadians still ignore travel warnings?

France Vows Aid for Burkina, But No More Troops to Fight Islamists

Hundreds of schools shut in Burkina Faso over jihadi attacks

General denies leading Burkina Faso coup

Jihadism entrenches itself in Burkina Faso with bullets and bribes