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27 Nov 2014 description

November 26, 2014 – Dakar, Senegal – Canada’s Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, the Honourable Christian Paradis, today announced that Canada is reinstituting direct development assistance to the Government of Burkina Faso.

“Now that constitutional order has been restored following October’s political instability, Canada is lifting its suspension of direct financial aid to Burkina Faso and will again provide the government and its institutions with development assistance.

26 Nov 2014 description
  • In response to the outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) in South Sudan, over 19,000 children were vaccinated last week in Bentiu Poc, where the two cases were reported. Outbreak response plans are in place to hold three rounds of supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) in high risk areas to stop transmission of the virus.

26 Nov 2014 description

CAPE VERDE
1,000 PEOPLE EVACUATED AFTER VOLCANO ERUPTION
On Fogo Island, the Pico do Fogo volcano erupted on 23 November prompting the evacuation of approximately 1,000 people from the Cha das Caldeiras village. An emergency situation has been declared for the island of Fogo and neighboring island of Brava. The government has provided social housing to be used as shelters. The volcano last erupted in 1995 and a larger eruption occurred in 1951.

26 Nov 2014 description

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | mercredi 26/11/2014 - 11:30 GMT

Vingt-quatre personnes sont mortes et 625 ont été blessées au Burkina Faso fin octobre dans les émeutes qui ont provoqué la chute du président Blaise Compaoré, a annoncé mercredi un comité d'experts désigné par le nouveau Premier ministre burkinabè.

Ce bilan, qui répertorie les morts sur l'ensemble du territoire du Burkina Faso, est le premier présenté officiellement près d'un mois après les violences du 30 et 31 octobre, qui ont précédé la fuite de Compaoré.

26 Nov 2014 description

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | Wednesday 11/26/2014 - 12:02 GMT

Twenty-four people were killed and 625 people were wounded in the popular uprising that toppled longtime president Blaise Compaore in October, a committee appointed by Prime Minister Isaac Zida said Wednesday.

Among causes of the fatalities were gunshot wounds, serious burns or suffocation, said Clarisse Merindol-Ouoba, who heads the committee probing the violence.

26 Nov 2014 description

Switzerland - IOM and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the 105th session of the IOM Council, the organization’s governing body, which is taking place 25-27 November 2014 in Geneva.

26 Nov 2014 description

Document Summary

UNDP works with a range of civil society organizations (CSOs) at regional and local levels in Africa to help lift people out of poverty, build resilient communities and promote human rights and thereby advance the millennium Development Goals. To achieve this, UNDP facilitates dialogue between governments and civil society to ensure civic participation in policy planning and reform and enhances partnerships with CSOs for development results.

26 Nov 2014 description

Situation alimentaire en amélioration avec les récoltes en cours

Messages clés

  • Dans la zone agropastorale du nord, des récoltes inférieures à la moyenne dûes à la mauvaise distribution des pluies et des attaques d’oiseaux granivores conduiront à un épuisement précoce des stocks dès février. L’alimentation des ménages pauvres sera assurée à partir du marché au moment où les termes de l’échange seront à leur défaveur. Ainsi, la dégradation de leur alimentation les conduira à une insécurité alimentaire aigue Stress (Phase 2 de l’IPC).

25 Nov 2014 description

La campagne agricole 2014-2015 a été caractérisée par une installation tardive. Malgré une meilleure répartition spatio-temporelle de la pluviométrie en août et Septembre, des déficits prononcés ont persisté dans la partie Ouest du Sahel (Cap vert, Mauritanie, Sénégal, Gambie et Guinée Bissau) et par endroits au Mali, au Niger et au Tchad. Dans ces zones, de nombreux cas de ressemis ont été signalés, et des cas d’abandons de parcelles notamment en Gambie et Guinée Bissau.

25 Nov 2014 description
report UN News Service

24 novembre 2014 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, a pris note de l'annonce dimanche de la formation du gouvernement de transition du Burkina Faso, composé de 26 membres, et de la convocation de sa première réunion lundi.

M. Ban « se réjouit de la nomination des membres du Conseil national de transition », a dit son porte-parole dans une déclaration à la presse.

25 Nov 2014 description
report UN News Service

24 November 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all appointed transitional leaders in Burkina Faso to work in a “collaborative and harmonious manner,” as the inaugural Cabinet meeting of the transitional Government was held today.

24 Nov 2014 description

This month’s issue focuses on rebel violence in central Africa’s DR-Congo, on-going and escalating volatility in Libya, prospects of peace in Mali as talks continue apace in Algeria, and a review of electoral violence in Mozambique. A special focus topic highlights the dynamics, uses and patterns of remote violence such as that involving IEDs and landmines on the continent.

23 Nov 2014 description

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | lundi 24/11/2014 - 05:41 GMT | 602

par Romaric Ollo HIEN

Le gouvernement de transition du Burkina Faso, nommé après plusieurs jours d'intenses tractations, avec des militaires aux commandes de l'armée et de la police, doit tenir lundi son premier Conseil des ministres.

23 Nov 2014 description

11/24/2014 - 02:57 GMT

by Romaric Ollo HIEN

Burkina Faso's new interim government will hold its first meeting Monday, with the military retaining powerful posts three weeks after the army took over in the wake of a popular revolt.

Military strongman Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida will remain prime minister and also take the defence minister post, officials said Sunday. 

The military will likewise have control of the interior ministry, announced Alain Thierry Ouattara, the new government secretary general.

23 Nov 2014 description

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | samedi 22/11/2014 - 22:05 GMT

par Romaric Ollo HIEN

L'annonce d'un gouvernement de transition au Burkina Faso, dont la composition est un test majeur sur le rapport de forces entre le président Michel Kafando et son Premier ministre, le lieutenant-colonel Isaac Zida, est reportée à dimanche, les négociations ayant pris beaucoup de retard.

22 Nov 2014 description
report UN News Service

21 November 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his call for all Burkinabé stakeholders to ensure Burkina Faso’s seamless transition to democracy amid an ongoing constitutional crisis in the West African country, a United Nations spokesperson has confirmed.

“The Secretary-General continues to follow the situation in Burkina Faso very closely. He looks forward to the installation of the Transitional Government and the Transitional National Council,” said UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric, briefing the press at UN Headquarters this afternoon.