Libya & other topics – Daily Briefing (8 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Libya – Syria – Work – UNODC – Haiti – Burkina Faso – South Sudan – High-Level Political Forum – World Health Organization – Briefing Guest Tomorrow LIBYA The Secretary-General briefed the Security Council on Libya this morning and told Council members that time is … Read more Libya & other topics – Daily Briefing (8 July 2020)

France warns W. Africa instability risks reversing gains against jihadists ahead of G5 Sahel summit

Mali and Burkina Faso must guarantee at a summit this week that their domestic political problems do not reverse fragile military successes against Islamist militants in the Sahel region, a French presidential source said on Monday. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our … Read more France warns W. Africa instability risks reversing gains against jihadists ahead of G5 Sahel summit

Sahel crisis: UN expected to announce urgent appeal

The United Nations refugee agency is appealing for more than C to cope with a wave of displaced people who have fled violence in the Sahel region. Armed groups with bases in Mali have spread their attacks into Niger and Burkina Faso. At least 4,000 people were killed in the three countries last year. Al … Read more Sahel crisis: UN expected to announce urgent appeal

Ivory Coast sees first terrorist attack since 2016 at border post with Burkina Faso

Ivory Coast has suffered its first Islamist terrorist attack since 2016, with at least 10 dead on the border with Burkina Faso. Those deaths follow efforts to purge an Islamist presence in the border region. Also, in several countires there are calls for statues commemorating slave traders to be taken down. We’ve put together some reactions from … Read more Ivory Coast sees first terrorist attack since 2016 at border post with Burkina Faso

Ivory Coast soldiers killed in attack at border post near Burkina Faso

Suspected jihadists attacked a frontier post on Ivory Coast’s border with Burkina Faso overnight, killing around 10 people, security sources said Thursday. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow … Read more Ivory Coast soldiers killed in attack at border post near Burkina Faso

Africa’s Sahel region becomes latest battleground for jihadist groups

The Sahel region of Africa, which includes Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, is an area greatly affected by jihadist militants. Many assume that these groups, notably affiliates of al-Qaeda and the so called Islamic State group, cooperate with each other, but a new article published by the Center for Global Policy in Washington, DC, argues that this is no longer the … Read more Africa’s Sahel region becomes latest battleground for jihadist groups

Yemen Pledging Conference & other topics – Daily Briefing (2 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Yemen – Financing for Development – New Policy Brief on COVID-19 and People on the Move – Libya – Syria – Niger – Burkina Faso – Somalia – Ghana – Bolivia – El Salvador – Climate Change – Air Travel – Financial Contributions YEMEN … Read more Yemen Pledging Conference & other topics – Daily Briefing (2 June 2020)

Burkina Faso conflict: HRW says 350,000 children out of school

Human Rights Watch says the armed conflict in West Africa’s Burkina Faso has forced 350,000 children out of school. The international rights agency’s report says armed groups are targeting institutions to destroy any form of secular education. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – … Read more Burkina Faso conflict: HRW says 350,000 children out of school

Burundi presidential election: ruling party’s Evariste Ndayishimiye declared winner

In this edition, Burundi’s ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye has been declared winner in the presidential election. His main rival says he will appeal the result. Also, it is back to school for children in Ivory Coast, but many are worried that the reopening of schools will increase the spread of the coronavirus. Finally,citizens stranded in … Read more Burundi presidential election: ruling party’s Evariste Ndayishimiye declared winner

Burkina Faso unveils free and open online school as coronavirus pandemic affects system

Like many other countries, Burkina Faso’s schooling system has been massively affected by the coronavirus pandemic and its lockdown measures to fight Covid-19. But schools and students can now attend classes as a young man created the country’s first digital school, a free and online one which ensures pupils don’t fall behind. FRANCE 24’s reporters … Read more Burkina Faso unveils free and open online school as coronavirus pandemic affects system

Malawi opposition leaders file bids for election re-run

In tonight’s edition: Supporters of Malawi’s opposition took to the streets of Blantyre on Wednesay as their presidential candidate presented nomination papers for the July re-run of last years election. The outcome initially returned President Peter Mutharika to office but the result was historically overturned in a landmark ruling in February. In Burkina Faso a young man has … Read more Malawi opposition leaders file bids for election re-run

Press Freedom and Tackling Disinformation & other topics – Daily Briefing (4 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Highlights: SG/COVID pledging COVID/Africa children Cameroon Ghana Lebanon Central Sahel Somalia Abyei Mali/Burkina Faso Press freedom SECRETARY-GENERAL/PRESS FREEDOM Today, the Secretary-General took part in the online High-Level Dialogue on Press Freedom and Tackling Disinformation in the COVID-19 pandemic Context. That was hosted … Read more Press Freedom and Tackling Disinformation & other topics – Daily Briefing (4 May 2020)

Chinese medical team completes mission in Burkina Faso

A 12-member-team of Chinese medical experts helping fight the coronavirus has wrapped up its mission in Burkina Faso. The West African country has reported more than 600 cases and 43 deaths. #coronavirus Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow … Read more Chinese medical team completes mission in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso comedians combat COVID-19 anxiety with humour

Young people in Burkina Faso are turning to comedy to deal with mounting uncertainty. With the country already struggling from years of violence, comedians are now using humour to address serious health issues like the global pandemic. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – … Read more Burkina Faso comedians combat COVID-19 anxiety with humour

Are US forces essential to war on terror in Africa’s Sahel region?

In the fight against terrorist groups in Africa, US forces provide crucial support to the G5 Sahel group (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger) with intelligence, logistics and supplies. But as the terror threat continues to spread in the region, Africa is no longer a priority for the Pentagon, which could well withdraw its troops, … Read more Are US forces essential to war on terror in Africa’s Sahel region?