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Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Burkina Faso: 275,000 People Forced to Flee New Surge in Violence

A slow and insufficient humanitarian response is forcing people to choose between violence or hunger, warns the Norwegian Refugee Council

Increased violence in Burkina Faso has forced an average of 13,000 people a week to flee their homes since April. Nearly 500 civilians were killed, with attacks by armed groups in Solhan and Arbinda towns marking the two deadliest in Burkina Faso’s recent history. “Despite soaring conflict, the humanitarian operation…

Source: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) |

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Advisory Mission in Burkina Faso

The conduct of the mission included a review of the security systems and practices in place at selected facilities

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts completed a nuclear security advisory mission in Burkina Faso today, which was carried out at the request of its Government. The scope of the two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) mission included the legislative and regulatory framework for the security…

GGGI Burkina Faso Country office
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    • Variation of the energy used in the buildings: rapid transition scenario 2017-2050 (AIE) 1
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Source: GGGI Burkina Faso Country office |

Building cooling: an opportunity for green growth?

Buildings in urban, peri-urban and rural areas account for about 40% of total energy consumption in the member states of the West African Economic and Monetary Union

The construction sector consumes up to 40 % of energy and contributes up to 1/3 of the world's annual greenhouse gas emissions. The use of air conditioners and fans for thermal comfort accounts for around 20 % of the total electricity used in buildings in the world [1]. Among 35% of…

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    • FIFA has entrusted the African Union of Broadcasting with the Management of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Rights in 17 Sub-Saharan countries
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FIFA has entrusted the African Union of Broadcasting with the Management of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Rights in 17 Sub-Saharan countries

The 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification process is a series of tournaments organized by the six FIFA Confederations

As a prelude to the next FIFA World Cup that will take place in 2022, in Qatar, the African Union of Broadcasting (www.uar-AUB.org ) has been handed the Free-To-Air rights for the Qualifying matches in 17 Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, thus making AUB the exclusive Partner for the commercialization of…

Source: South African Government |

President Cyril Ramaphosa participates in G20 Compact with Africa meeting in Germany, 26-27 Aug

The G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) was initiated under the G20 German Presidency in 2017 to promote private investment into the African continent

President Cyril Ramaphosa will travel to Germany, on Wednesday, 25 August 2021, to attend a G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) meeting in Berlin on 26 and 27 August. President Ramaphosa has been invited by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. The G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) was initiated under the G20 German…

Source: Amnesty International |

Sahel: Amnesty Identifies Serbian Weapons in Stockpiles of Brutal Armed Groups

Amnesty International’s arms experts have identified Serbian-manufactured weapons in videos posted by armed groups operating in the Sahel, including an Islamic State affiliate which has claimed responsibility for hundreds of civilian deaths. The new rifles, some the latest available models, match trade records of Serbia’s sales to Burkina Faso, suggesting the…

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Source: Facebook |

Facebook Marketplace Rolls Out to 37 Countries & Territories Across Sub-Saharan Africa

Marketplace is a convenient destination where people can discover, buy and sell items from others in their local communities

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) today announced the launch of Marketplace to 37 countries and territories in Sub-Saharan Africa, including: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia,…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

FAO presents field research resulting from the training of veterinarians in field epidemiology, ISAVET

SAVET strengthened the capacities of the members of the national veterinary service in the field for three months to better respond to emerging infectious diseases and transboundary animal diseases according to the “ One Health ” approach

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) gathered in a two-day interactive debate (August 2 and 3) on the Field research report workshop for the training of veterinary professionals in field epidemiology (ISAVET). This workshop, which took place today at the headquarters of the Ministry of Animal and Fisheries Resources (MRAH) , was held in semi-face-to-face mode with the…

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    • A meeting of heightened importance was held in Cotonou, Benin on 23rd July 2021, which included notable key leaders and ministers from the West African Football Union, representing the seven countries of the region (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, Nigeria, Togo, and DRC) wherein Confederation of African Football (CAF) received their significant endorsement of the Schools Football Championship program
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Seven countries from West African Football Union (WAFU) B and Confederation of African Football (CAF) commit to African youth with Pan-African Schools Football Championship

The CAF Pan-African Schools Football Championship will be an intercontinental school soccer tournament for both boys and girls

To help foster a new generation of African youth, The Confederation of African Football (CAF) (www.CAFonline.com) is developing a football competition to be introduced into schools across the continent. The CAF Pan-African Schools Football Championship will be an intercontinental school soccer tournament for both boys and girls in a grassroots…

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    • Internally displaced families living at a hosting site in Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso. © UNHCR/Moussa Bougma
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Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Record numbers forced to flee ongoing violence in Burkina Faso

In the first half of 2021, 237,000 people fled their homes to other parts of Burkina Faso, a sharp increase compared to the 96,000 registered during the second half of 2020

As attacks on civilians and security forces by jihadist groups in Burkina Faso become more frequent and increasingly violent, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for concerted action to address record-breaking numbers of people forced to flee inside the country and across international borders. According to new figures from…