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Burkina architect Kere honoured with UK pavilion project.

LONDON, Feb 22 — Burkina Faso's Diebedo Francis Kere will be the first African architect to design a temporary pavilion in London's Hyde Park, a prestigious assignment given to a world-famous architect every year. Kere's design is...

- The Malay Mail - MY

News24.com | Burkina leader fine-tunes govt to face jihadist threat.

Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has given government ministers specific responsibility for security and defence in a reshuffle officially announced on state television.

- News24.com - ZA

Severe food shortages hit Africa's refugees hard, warn UNHCR and WFP.

Source: World Food Programme, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritania, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, World The two agency heads warn that food shortages will have dire consequences on the health and protection of 5 million vulnerable ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Sanbrado proves positive for West African.

A feasibility study into the Sanbrado gold project, in Burkina Faso, has estimated that the project could produce about 93 000 oz/y over a nine-year mine life. ASX-listed West African Resources has revealed that, over the first three years of production, the mine is expected to produce 150 000 oz/y.

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Burkina Faso's ex-leader expected to be tried in March.

Ousted Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore will likely go on trial in March for his part in the violent crackdown on the 2014 popular uprising that overthrew him, the supreme court prosecutor told AFP Wednesday.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Burkina Faso's Blaise Compaore expected to be tried in March.

Blaise Compaore lost power after 27 years following a popular uprising in October 2014.

- Daily Nation - KE

News24.com | Burkina Faso's ex-leader Compaore expected to be tried in March.

Ousted Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore will likely go on trial in March for his part in the violent crackdown on the 2014 popular uprising that overthrew him, the supreme court prosecutor says.

- News24.com - ZA

OCHA highlights 12 forgotten crises in urgent need of support.

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, World, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Gunmen kidnap Colombian nun in southern Mali.

The woman was kidnapped late Tuesday near Koutiala, a city some 400 kilometres east of the capital, Bamako, which is in the Sikasso region near the Burkina Faso border

- Daily Monitor - UG

The Path of Cotton.

Meta Krese Most of the countries that rely on cotton and garment export commodities exhibit low indicators of socioeconomic development. West Africa's Burkina Faso, a major exporter of cotton, for example, ranks 183 out of 188 countries on the United Nations' Human Development Index, which measures average life expectancy, ...

- Pulitzer Center - US

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