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Thursday Jul 10 | Daily Times

Algeria seeks meeting on Mali crisis next week: minister

OUAGADOUGOU: Algeria has proposed a regional meeting next week to tackle conflict in Mali after talks with Burkina Faso's leader, who has been mediating in the troubled west African state.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Mali, Blaise Compaore

Fri Jul 04, 2014

At 82, Leo 'Bud' Welch is both a true bluesman and a star on the rise: Day one at the Waterfront Blues Festival 2014

Jul 3, 2014 - 82-year-old Leo "Bud" Welch performs on day one of the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival kicks off, Thu, Jul 3, 2014, as dozens of acts will come together at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival over the 4th of July weekend, from local favorites to long-lived icons.


Related Topix: Oregon, Blues, Africa, World News

Tue Jul 01, 2014


Burkina Faso's French knicker-makers

Burkinabe tailor Oscar Dao raises the presser foot of his sewing machine, severs the white thread and carefully slides out a pair of dainty, pink lady's underpants.


Related Topix: World News, Burkina Faso Travel, Africa, Africa Travel, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Travel

Mon Jun 30, 2014


U.N. peacekeeper killed, six others injured in Mali blast

At least one United Nations peacekeeper was killed and six others injured in Mali on Monday when their vehicle struck a land mine in the north of the country, a U.N. spokesman said.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Explosion, Blaise Compaore

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Northumberland Today

Support for disabled women in the heart of West Africa

Laura Stafford, from Lesbury, recently came back from Ouagadougou, in Burkina Faso, where she spent 11 weeks working with disabled women through International Service.


Related Topix: Africa

Tue Jun 24, 2014

Wisc. Man, Students Delivering Ambulance, Training to Africa

In Hassimi's native Burkina Faso, more than 40,000 people live in the city of Dedougou without a modern ambulance.


Related Topix: Africa, World News, Boat Disaster, University of Wisconsin Whitewater

Sat Jun 21, 2014


Burkina Faso ruling party calls for referendum on term limits

Burkina Faso's ruling party called on Saturday for President Blaise Compaore to organise a referendum that would allow him to alter the constitution in order to seek re-election next year, setting up a showdown with opposition parties.


Related Topix: Africa, World News, Blaise Compaore

Africa: Canadian Foreign Minister Fast Leads Trade Mission to Africa

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today travelled to Burkina Faso for his first visit as part of a trade mission to Africa--his third since being appointed trade minister--to strengthen Canada's economic ties with the continent.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Madagascar, South Africa

Wed Jun 18, 2014

United Nations

Mali: UN peacekeeping chief cites progress on political track as key to stability

Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Herve Ladsous addresses the Security Council on the situation in Mali.


Related Topix: Africa, World News