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01 May 2016 description

Ouagadougou, BURKINA FASO | AFP | Saturday 5/1/2016 - 05:31 GMT

Burkina Faso will impose restrictions on water supplies in the capital Ouagadougou next week to tackle a serious shortage in the city of two million, officials said.

The city has suffered a severe shortage over the past few weeks which has left some districts without water for three to five days.

30 Apr 2016 description

Ouagadougou, BURKINA FASO | AFP | samedi 30/04/2016 - 23:33 GMT

Ouagadougou, la capitale du Burkina sera soumise dès la semaine prochaine à une distribution "alternée" en eau pour faire face aux difficultés d'approvisionnement, ont indiqué samedi des responsables du ministère de l'Eau.

30 Apr 2016 description

Bénéwendé Sankara, First VicePresident of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso and the president of the Union for Rebirth/Sankarist Movement (UNIR/MS) party, led a seven-member delegation to visit the International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) on April 22, 2016.

30 Apr 2016 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 18 April 2016

The European Commission today announced the introduction of 20 new measures in the Sahel region and Lake Chad Basin, worth over EUR 280 million in total.

The European Commission today announced the adoption of 20 new measures to assist the Sahel region and the Lake Chad Basin under the 'Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa'.

29 Apr 2016 description

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | Friday 4/29/2016 - 16:54 GMT | 285 words

Judges in Burkina Faso will reinstate an international arrest warrant for ex-president Blaise Compaore, who fled the country after a popular uprising in 2014, the military prosecutor said Friday.

They will also reinstate a warrant for the speaker of parliament in neighbouring Ivory Coast, Guillaume Soro, wanted over a short-lived coup in Burkina last year, prosecutor Colonel Norbert Koudougou told AFP.

29 Apr 2016 description

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire | AFP | vendredi 29/04/2016 - 14:51 GMT

La justice burkinabè va relancer les mandats d'arrêt internationaux contre Blaise Compaoré et Guillaume Soro, après leur annulation la veille par la Cour de cassation pour vice de forme, a déclaré vendredi le commissaire du gouvernement (procureur militaire).

29 Apr 2016 description


Chronic structural vulnerabilities compounded by recurrent shocks (droughts, floods, epidemics, locusts) have eroded household and community resilience that need to be reinforced.

Prolonged displacement puts additional stress on the communities hosting 33,692 Malian refugees since 2012 and 15,088 of their animals.

29 Apr 2016 description

Nairobi, 29 April 2016 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched its 2015 Annual Report website and print edition in all six UN languages. The report showcases many of UNEP’s big results of the last year – from key work in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement to securing investor pledges to decarbonize $600 billion worth of assets under management – and zooms in on projects helping communities in countries like Colombia and Cambodia to adapt to climate change and develop sustainable livelihoods.

29 Apr 2016 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

29 Apr 2016 description

Accès normal à l’alimentation pour la majorité des ménages


  • La stabilité relative des prix des produits alimentaires de base par rapport à la moyenne quinquennale et les revenus habituels issus de la vente du bétail, de la pratique de l’orpaillage et de la vente des produits maraichers, permettent aux ménages pauvres d’être en insécurité alimentaire Minimale (Phase 1 de l’IPC).

29 Apr 2016 description

Millet, maize, and sorghum are the most important food commodities for household consumption. Millet is the staple of the most vulnerable households, while maize and sorghum also contribute to the food basket of a majority of all households. Sankaryare market is the largest and most important market in Ouagadougou and supplies other markets within the country and region. Koudougou is located in one of the most populated areas in the country, where a majority of households depend on the market for their food needs. Djibo is in the highly vulnerable Sahelian zone.

28 Apr 2016 description

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | Thursday 4/28/2016 - 22:49 GMT

A top Burkina Faso court on Thursday cancelled an international arrest warrant for ex-president Blaise Compaore who fled the country after a popular uprising in 2014, the prosecutor general in Ouagadougou told AFP.

The Court of Cassation also withdrew the arrest warrant for the speaker of parliament in neighbouring Ivory Coast, Guillaume Soro, wanted over a short-lived coup in Burkina last year, Armand Ouedraogo said.

28 Apr 2016 description

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | jeudi 28/04/2016 - 22:32 GMT

La Cour de cassation de Ouagadougou a annulé le mandat d'arrêt international lancé par la justice militaire contre l'ex-président burkinabè Blaise Compaoré et le président de l'Assemblée nationale de Côte d'Ivoire Guillaume Soro, a indiqué jeudi le procureur général de cette cour.

28 Apr 2016 description

This World Immunization Week, we are closer than ever to the target of a world free of polio, with just two remaining polio endemic countries- Afghanistan and Pakistan. Read more about what remains to be done to carry the world across the threshold here.

26 Apr 2016 description

Women and girls in Burkina Faso, as in any country in the world, have the right to make their own choices about if, when and whom to marry, and if, when and how many children to have. This report examines how women and girls still lack adequate protection from forced and early marriages and face structural and financial barriers in accessing contraceptive products, including emergency contraception.

25 Apr 2016 description

The FAO COMMISSION for controlling the Desert Locust in the Western Region (CLCPRO) strengthens national capacities of locustaffected countries in West and Northwest Africa in planning, training, research and effective and timely response to Desert Locust invasions in order to prevent upsurges and plagues.

The Commission contributes significantly to food and livelihoods security in northern Africa through its regional approach in preventing serious damage that locusts can inflict on pastures and agricultural production in the concerned member countries.