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West Africa: G5 Sahel Force Should Prioritize Rights.

Expand Malian soldiers, part of the five-nation G5 Sahel military force, patrol in central Mali in November 2017.  The 5,000-member force will comprise two battalions each from Mali and Niger and one each from Burkina Faso, Chad and Mauritania. © 2017 Getty Images – The G5 Sahel military force created to counter ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

How Monsanto's GM cotton sowed trouble in Africa.

In 2000, farmers in Burkina Faso, Africa's top cotton grower, were desperate. Their cotton fetched top prices because its high-quality fibre lent a luxurious sheen to clothing and bedsheets. But pests – bollworms – were threatening the crop.

- BDNews24 - BD

Release Burkina Faso Politician Djibril Yipéné Bassolé Now.

GENEVA - UN experts from the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention are calling on the authorities in Burkina Faso to release immediately Mr Djibril Yipn Bassol, who was arrested in September 2015.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Conflicts and drought spur hunger, despite ample global food supply.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Haiti, Iraq, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

From Libya's migrant hell to Italy's handbag fashion world.

LAMA DI RENO, Italy, Dec 7 - From forced labour in Libya to a job as a founding member of an Italian fashion start-up, Bassirou has come a long way in two years, thanks to his skills with scissors. The 26-year-old Burkina Faso native is the star student of a novel project aimed at training

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

West and Central Africa left behind in Global HIV response.

Source: UNAIDS, UN Children's Fund Country: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, World Four in ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Emmanuel Macron Says Return of African Artifacts Is a Top Priority.

Speaking in Burkina Faso, the French president set out a commitment to return objects of African origin in the next five years.

- International NY Times - US

Africa in the news: Sahel security, Liberian and Kenyan elections, and Nigerian economic updates.

Security update: US commits $60 million to the G-5 Sahel anti-terrorism force On Monday, October 30, the United States formally committed $60 million in funding to a new United Nations supported anti-terrorism force proposed by the G-5 Sahel Nations, which include Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, and Niger. The ...

- Brookings - US