Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Food and Agriculture Organization, UNICEF and World Food Programme call for urgent and long-lasting action in West and Central Africa as the region faces another year of record hunger with thousands experiencing catastrophic levels of food insecurity

Over 35 million people (including 6.7 million children) in the region are currently unable to meet their basic food and nutrition needs

The number of hungry people in West and Central Africa is projected to reach an all-time high of 48 million people (including 9 million children) next year if urgent and long-lasting solutions to address this crisis are not delivered soon. The latest Cadre Harmonisé food security analysis shows that over…

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Joint African Continental Free Trade Area Implementation Support Project Announces Progress Update

Project Activities Strengthened Agreement Implementation in Burkina Faso, Guinea, Niger, Senegal, and Togo

The African Continental Free Trade Area Implementation Support Project, a joint project established and funded by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (http://www.ITFC-idb.org) and the Trade Development Fund (TDFD), today announced a number of…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

Terrorism intensifying across Africa, exploiting instability and conflict

The deputy UN chief cited the New Agenda for Peace – part of the Our Common Agenda report

The growth of terrorism is a major threat to international peace and security, currently felt most keenly in Africa, the deputy UN chief told the Security Council on Thursday.   “Terrorists and violent extremists including Da’esh, Al-Qaida and their affiliates have exploited instability and conflict to increase their activities and intensify…

Source: The State Council Information Office: The People's Republic of China |

China to grant zero-tariff treatment to 10 least-developed countries

This policy measure will gradually expand to all the least-developed countries that have established diplomatic ties with China

China will grant zero-tariff treatment to 98 percent of taxable items from 10 least-developed countries in a bid to promote an open global economy. Starting from Dec. 1, China will waive all tariffs on 98 percent of the related imports from Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Malawi, Sao Tome…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Islamic Republic of Iran |

Iran: Amirabdollahian congratulates Burkina Faso's foreign minister on re-appointment

We will witness the expansion and the deepening of ties between the two countries

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian congratulates his counterpart from Burkina Faso, Olivia Ragnaghnewendé Rouamba, on her re-election to the post. “I hope that during your new term, we will witness the expansion and the deepening of ties between the two countries in the areas of mutual interest through joint efforts…

Source: Orange |

The Orange Côte d’Ivoire Group and Vanu, Inc. announce a partnership to provide connectivity in rural areas in Côte d’Ivoire and to Orange Côte d’Ivoire Group’s subsidiaries in Burkina Faso and Liberia

The partnership between Orange and Vanu will provide technology upgrades and will be based on the innovative model of ''Network-as-a-Service'' (NaaS)

Orange (http://www.Orange.com) and Vanu will deploy an innovative model that will allow for a ‘win-win’ partnering for both companies by sharing mutual opportunities. They will be using the latest mobile technology to accelerate the development of digital projects in healthcare, agriculture, education and financial services, among others. This will help…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs Ireland |

Ireland: Minister Coveney to attend Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg

The Council will consider and discuss the EU’s strategic response to a broad range of issues and recent events

On 17 October, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney T.D. will attend a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg. The Council will consider and discuss the EU’s strategic response to a broad range of issues and recent events, including Russia’s continuing aggression against Ukraine,…

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Burkina Faso: United Nations (UN) Rights Office Calls for Probe into Coup-Related Deaths and Injuries

The UN human rights office, OHCHR, has called for investigations into deaths and injuries resulting from last week’s coup in Burkina Faso, Spokesperson Seif Magango said on Friday.

Staff are closely following the human rights situation in the West African country since soldiers ousted Paul-Henri Damiba, who had also seized power in a coup in January. “We welcome the military authorities’ statements that they will honour the country’s international commitments, including those related to the promotion and protection…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Comment by United Nations Human Rights spokesperson Seif Magango on situation in Burkina Faso

The authorities have pledged to deal decisively with “terrorism", however, we caution that all military operations, including those against non-state armed groups

We are closely following the human rights situation in Burkina Faso after last week’s coup. We welcome the military authorities’ statements that they will honour the country’s “international commitments, including those related to the promotion and protection of human rights”. However, we remain concerned that multiple allegations of human rights…

Source: Embassy of Morocco in South Africa |

Morocco Expresses Deep Concern Following Events in Burkina Faso

The ministry said that Morocco calls on all parties to show restraint, to give priority to the supreme national interest and to work for the security and peace of the Burkinabe people

The Kingdom of Morocco expresses its deep concern following the events in Burkina Faso in recent days, declared on October 3rd 2022,  the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad. In a statement, the ministry said that Morocco calls on all parties to show restraint, to give priority…