Source: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) |

Extraordinary Summit of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) heads of State holds in Abuja

He highlighted that the current situation in the sub region demanded difficult but courageous decisions that put the plight of the people at the centre of the deliberations

The Authority of Heads of State of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are meeting in Abuja at an Extraordinary Summit to discuss the decision of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger to withdraw from ECOWAS, today, February 24, 2024. The Chairman of the Authority, H.E. Bola Ahmed Tinubu,…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Nearly 10 000 children vaccinated as malaria vaccine rollout in Africa expands

A wider malaria vaccine rollout is underway this year in several African countries, with Cameroon being the first outside the malaria vaccine pilot programme to do so

Nearly 10 000 children in Burkina Faso and Cameroon have now received the RTS,S malaria vaccine since being introduced this year. A wider malaria vaccine rollout is underway this year in several African countries, with Cameroon being the first outside the malaria vaccine pilot programme to do so. Cameroon launched…

Source: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) |

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) urged Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger to prioritise dialogue and reconciliation amidst concerns of potential exits from the Community

The community stands united in its efforts towards dialogue, reconciliation, and combating terrorism, embodying the spirit of cooperation and unity that defines ECOWAS

The regional body which took this position at the conclusion of its extraordinary session of the Mediation and Security Council (MSC) at the Ministerial Level which held in Abuja Nigeria on February 8, 2024, stressed the critical need for diplomacy and unity in the face of regional challenges. At the…

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Burkina Faso government, African Development Bank launch project to bolster food security

Under its African Emergency Food Production Facility, the African Development Bank Group, has provided €38.4 million—nearly the entire project cost— for PURPA-BF

The government of Burkina Faso has officially launched an African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) supported project to bolster food security in the country against the impacts of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Emergency Project for Increasing Agricultural Production in Burkina Faso (PURPA-BF) was launched on 6 February 2024 at the national Ministry…

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Source: Afrobarometer |

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) withdrawal the latest chapter in relationship once seen as positive

Afrobarometer surveys conducted in 2019/2021 showed that citizens in the three countries held largely favourable views of ECOWAS, rating its economic and political influence more positively than that of the African Union

The decision by Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger to withdraw from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) opens a new chapter in a relationship that their citizens have generally seen in a favourable light in the past. Afrobarometer surveys conducted in 2019/2021 showed that citizens in the three…

Source: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) |

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Communique on Burkina Faso, Mali & Niger

Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mali remain important members of the Community and the Authority remains committed to finding a negotiated solution to the political impasse

The attention of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS Commission) has been drawn to a statement broadcast on the National Televisions of Mali and Niger announcing the decision of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger to withdraw from ECOWAS. The ECOWAS Commission is yet to receive…

Source: African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) |

African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) Military staff officers recognized for their Contribution to Peace and Security in Somalia

The officers who have completed their 18 months tour of duty were on Thursday honoured with AU medals and certificates of appreciation at a ceremony presided by African Union Special Representative for Somalia

Forty-five military staff officers serving with the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) have been recognized for their distinguished contribution to peace and security in Somalia. The officers who have completed their 18 months tour of duty were on Thursday honoured with AU medals and certificates of appreciation at…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Burkina Faso: Drone Strikes on Civilians Apparent War Crimes

Impartially Investigate Military’s Air Attacks; Compensate Victims, Families

Three Burkina Faso military drone strikes that the government claimed targeted Islamist fighters killed civilians at two crowded markets and a funeral since August 2023; The Burkina Faso military used one of the most accurate weapons in its arsenal to attack large groups of people, causing the loss of numerous civilian…

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Burkina Faso: On the road to recovery

Burkina Faso has seen a rapid rise in violence since 2019, with frequent attacks by armed groups and the besiegement of dozens of towns

Karim*, 8, lost his entire family in an attack on his hometown in Burkina Faso in June 2022. Wounded and traumatised, he is finally learning to live again. Sitting on a bench at his school in Dori, Karim is a child like any other. He plays with his friends and…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) |

Burkina Faso confirms interest in joining the Water Convention to improve management of its shared water resources in a context of increased climate change

Joining the Water Convention will enable Burkina Faso to consolidate its existing cooperation with neighbouring countries, by facilitating the implementation and application of these regional legal frameworks

Burkina Faso is one of the Sahelian countries hardest hit by the effects of climate change, experiencing torrential rains and floods, as well as periods of insufficient rainfall.   To  help address these challenges, through adaptation, resilience and concerted, shared management of its water resources, Burkina Faso officially confirmed on 19…