Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The State of Qatar |

HH the Amir Receives Written Message from President of Burkina Faso

The message was received by HE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi when he met on Sunday with HE Minister of State in charge of National Reconciliation in the Republic of Burkina Faso

HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani received a written message from HE President of the Republic of Burkina Faso Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, pertaining to bilateral relations and ways to support and develop them.. The message was received by HE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad…

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Burkina Faso: A Food and Nutrition Project has been a ‘Godsend’ for Students at Village Schools

Funded by Japan and administered by the African Development Bank, this $990,000 project reinforces the government’s initiatives to provide students with at least one balanced meal a day

It’s 13:00 at the primary school in Konioudou, a village in the rural commune of Kombissiri, about 40 km outside the capital Ouagadougou, and it’s time for the pupils’ midday break. In the shade of the courtyard’s large trees, some are playing, teasing each other, laughing; a few others are…

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The world’s ten most neglected crises are all in Africa

The DRC is followed by Burkina Faso, Cameroon and South Sudan on top of the bleak ranking

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is once again the world’s most neglected displacement crisis according to the Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) annual analysis. For the first time, the top 10 list is comprised entirely of African countries. The annual list of neglected displacement crises is based on three criteria: lack…

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African Development Bank, MASEN and RES4africa to co-organise training programme for Sahel countries

The planned sessions are relevant to all aspects of the solar energy value chain and landscape – from utility scale to decentralized uses

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), MASEN and RES4Africa have agreed to join forces on a dedicated solar energy training programme in 2022, to foster the uptake of solar energy in five Sahel countries. The programme, to be conducted in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, will focus on energy…

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Burkina Faso: Armed Islamists Kill, Rape Civilians

Army, Militia Respond with Summary Executions, Enforced Disappearances

Armed Islamist groups and government security forces and militia in Burkina Faso are committing increased abuses against civilians as the conflict there intensifies and widens, Human Rights Watch said today. The Burkina Faso government, which took power in a January 2022 coup, should better protect civilians from attack and ensure that government forces…

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Burkina Faso: Over a quarter million people victims of new “water war” in peak dry season

Civilians there have access to less than three liters of water a day to cover all their needs from drinking to hygiene and cooking

Thirty-two water facilities have been destroyed so far this year, impacting nearly 300,000 people according to a group of 13 national and international organisations providing humanitarian and development assistance in the country. Targeted attacks have ranged from direct hits on water points and water trucks, purposeful contamination of water resources…

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FAO Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control extended to end of 2023 with broader scope

Plant pest still causing massive destruction of crops despite progress in tackling it

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is to extend its global drive against one of the world’s most invasive plant pests – fall armyworm – which is still destroying billions of dollars’ worth of crops despite progress and a raft of measures to tackle it. “Fall…

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BUTEC Group completes the takeover of ENGIE’s 17 Energy Services companies in Africa

This transaction will allow BUTEC Group to capitalize on 2000 collaborators and highly skilled executives

BUTEC (www.BUTEC.com) based in UAE, a leading contracting group in the MENA and GCC regions, has recently completed the takeover of 17 Energy Services companies in Africa previously owned by the energy global player, ENGIE Group. The acquisition process was completed on the 31st of March 2022, following the initial…

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Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) digital Platform of Burkina Faso

The MRV IT platform was officially launched on March 29, 2022, by the Minister of Environment, Energy, Water and Sanitation, Mrs. Maminata Traoré/Coulibaly

Burkina Faso is one of the few countries in Africa endowed with a national Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) digital system. The MRV IT platform is part of this system being built by the Government, with the support of GGGI (GGGI.org) and Sweden”. The need to establish an IT platform stems…

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ECOWAS Commission and USAID Review ECOWAS’ Interventions in Elections and Mediation Processes in the Region

The two-day hybrid Workshop governance challenges in West Africa and their implication on human security

The Department of Political Affairs (DPA) of the ECOWAS Commission, in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development’ Reacting to Early Warning and Response Data (USAID-REWARD ii) in West Africa, began a two-day After-Action-Review (AAR) of ECOWAS preventive diplomacy and assistance towards having an inclusive electoral processes in…