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Thiam Ndiaga

Live music lifts spirits in Burkina Faso's coronavirus curfew

May 19 2020

OUAGADOUGOU On stage in an empty auditorium, backed by starry lights, Patrick Kabre plucks his electric guitar and sings through a microphone to an audience many miles away. | Video

Few masks in packed Burkina Faso mosques as coronavirus ban lifted

May 03 2020

OUAGADOUGOU Muslims, many praying shoulder-to-shoulder and without face masks, crowded mosques in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou on Sunday, after the government lifted an order closing them.

Burkina Faso TV star inspiring fellow albinos to excel without fear or shame

Mar 05 2020

OUAGADOUGOU Long before she rose to fame in Burkina Faso, Line Banty became acutely aware of her albinism when as a young girl she was the only one in her family to get badly sunburned on a beach outing. | Video

Scientists release sterile mosquitoes in Burkina to fight malaria

Sep 19 2019

SOUROUKOUDINGA, Burkina Faso Scientists in Burkina Faso have deployed a new weapon in the fight against malaria, and waded into a thorny bioethics debate, by letting loose thousands of genetically sterilized mosquitoes. | Video

Scientists release sterile mosquitoes in Burkina to fight malaria

Sep 18 2019

SOUROUKOUDINGA, Burkina Faso, Sept 18 Scientists in Burkina Faso have deployed a new weapon in the fight against malaria, and waded into a thorny bioethics debate, by letting loose thousands of genetically sterilised mosquitoes.

West African leaders pledge $1 billion to fight Islamist threat

Sep 14 2019

OUAGADOUGOU West African leaders have pledged $1 billion to combat the spiraling threat of Islamist militancy in the region, the head of the regional ECOWAS bloc said on Saturday.

Twenty-nine killed in two attacks in Burkina Faso

Sep 08 2019

OUAGADOUGOU At least 29 people were killed in Burkina Faso's troubled north on Sunday after a food convoy and a transport truck were attacked, the government said.

Burkina Faso leader laments 'dark stain' after attack kills 24 soldiers

Aug 20 2019

OUAGADOUGOU Gunmen killed 24 soldiers in an attack on an army unit in Burkina Faso, the deadliest yet in the West African nation's fight against Islamist militants, which the president on Tuesday called a "dark stain" on the country's history.

Burkina forces move to secure attacked Avesoro mine after one killed

Aug 09 2019

OUAGADOUGOU Security forces in Burkina Faso have sealed off an Avesoro gold mine after a security guard killed an intruder and local people attacked the site in retaliation, security sources said on Friday.

Christians seek refuge after deadly Burkina attacks

May 17 2019

KAYA, Burkina Faso Concerned about a rise in violence against Christians in Burkina Faso, Pastor Jacques Ouedraogo changed the time of his Sunday service as a precaution. He believes this is what saved his life.

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