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Community approval required for periconceptional adolescent adherence to weekly iron and/or folic acid supplementation: a qualitative study in rural Burkina Faso

Iron deficiency remains a prevalent adolescent health problem in low income countries. Iron supplementation is recommended but improvement of iron status requires good adherence.

Eight dead, 12 seriously wounded in Burkina attack

Eight soldiers died and 12 were seriously wounded in twin attacks on the Burkina Faso military HQ and the French embassy in Ouagadougou, according to French security personel.  

Army HQ and French embassy attacked in Burkina Faso capital

Ouagadougou rocked by twin attacks by suspected Islamist militants The French embassy in the Burkino Faso capital of Ouagadougou has been attacked by suspected jihadists in a coordinated assault that also hit the country’s army headquarters. Show More Summary

Jihadist group claims attacks on French interests in Burkina Faso

The jihadist Group to Support Islam and Muslims (JSIM) has claimed responsibility for the twin attacks in Burkina Faso, in a message cited Saturday by Mauritania's Al-Akhbar news agency.

Operation Serval's final mission

Update: The wreckage of airliner AH5017 has been found in Mali. The Burkinabe army has said that the plane crashed about 50km from the border with Burkina Faso. TWO French fighter jets screamed across northern Mali on Thursday not in pursuit of terrorists, but on a far more tragic sortie.

African press review 3 March 2018

Burkina Faso suffers another deadly attack and it looks like someone wants France out of Sahel.

French government says Burkina situation ‘under control’

The situation is "under control" at France's embassy and cultural institute in Ouagadougou, the foreign ministry  in Paris said, after attacks on French interests in Burkina Faso's capital Friday.

Burkina Faso attack: Is Sahel military campaign working?

After Burkina Faso was attacked again, the question is if further intervention against armed groups is needed.

The Latest: UN chief condemns terror attacks in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The Latest on the attack in Burkina Faso's capital (all times local):

Explosions, gunfire rock Burkina Faso's capital in suspected attack by Islamic extremists

Gunfire and explosions rocked Burkina Faso's capital early Friday in what the police said was a suspected attack by Islamic extremists. By midday the gunfire became intermittent and helicopters flew over the French Embassy in Ouagadougou. Witnesses at the national television office, which faces...

Top Burkina Faso generals on trial over failed 2015 coup

More than 80 people went on trial before a military court in Burkina Faso on Tuesday over a failed 2015 coup in a case being seen as a test for justice in the West African country. Two top generals accused of masterminding the plot,Show More Summary

Idrissa Ouedraogo, Lauded African Filmmaker, Dies at 64

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

His movies, featuring simple, compelling stories set in Burkina Faso, his home country, and elsewhere in Africa, won accolades at Cannes.

Confirming the risks of pesticide use in Burkina Faso

Poor pesticide practices in Burkina Faso pose a threat to human health and the environment. An EPFL thesis has quantified this problem for the first time through an analysis of soil, water, sediment, vegetable and hair samples.

Melinda Gates battles to promote contraception in Burkina Faso

By 2050, Africa's population is projected to double to 2.5 billion. By 2100, the UN estimates it could easily top 4 billion. Which is why Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill, is visiting Burkina Faso. Show More Summary

The next generation of African architects and designers #TEDGlobal

Christian Benimana wants to build a network of architects who can help Africa's booming cities flourish in sustainable, equitable ways -- balancing growth with values that are uniquely African. From Nigeria to Burkina Faso and beyond, he shares examples of architecture bringing communities together. Show More Summary

Burkina Faso's government suspends trade with North Korea

Burkina Faso's government says it has suspended trade relations with North Korea to conform to United Nations Security Council sanctions over its nuclear weapons program. African nations are under growing … Click to Continue »

Special Report: How Monsanto's GM cotton sowed trouble in Africa

3 months agoNews : The Lookout

By Joe Bavier BOBO-DIOULASSO, Burkina Faso (Reuters) - In 2000, farmers in Burkina Faso, Africa's top cotton grower, were desperate. U.S. seeds and pesticide company Monsanto proposed an answer: a genetically modified strain of cotton called Bollgard II, which it had already introduced in America and was marketing worldwide. Show More Summary

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