French Soldier Given One-Year for Abusing Girl

[RFI] A French soldier found guilty of child sex abuse in Burkina Faso has been sentenced to a year in prison with another year suspended. As is usual in France with jail sentences of less than a year, he will not serve time unless he violates conditio…

[RFI] A French soldier found guilty of child sex abuse in Burkina Faso has been sentenced to a year in prison with another year suspended. As is usual in France with jail sentences of less than a year, he will not serve time unless he violates conditions set by the law.

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‘Family Issues’ Push Footballer Bastos Out of Burkina Faso Clash

[ANGOP] Luanda -Family issues are at the base of the absence of Angolan international Bastos in the national soccer team, which Saturday in Ouagadougou play against Burkina Faso, for the opening round of group I to qualify for the next African Cup of N…

[ANGOP] Luanda -Family issues are at the base of the absence of Angolan international Bastos in the national soccer team, which Saturday in Ouagadougou play against Burkina Faso, for the opening round of group I to qualify for the next African Cup of Nations ) to be played in Cameroon in 2019.

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Trial of Former Leader Blaise Compaore Adjourned

[Al Jazeera] The closely-watched and long-delayed trial of Blaise Compaore, Burkina Faso’s former president, and members of his cabinet has been adjourned for a month after his lawyers claimed that he would not receive a fair hearing.

[Al Jazeera] The closely-watched and long-delayed trial of Blaise Compaore, Burkina Faso's former president, and members of his cabinet has been adjourned for a month after his lawyers claimed that he would not receive a fair hearing.

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Presidents Who Came to Power At 40 and Below

[Monitor] Emmanuel Macron was elected President of France last Sunday in an internationally popular presidential election. It is believed that the election was a disguised referendum on the European Union (EU) in France. If his opponent, Marine Le Pen …

[Monitor] Emmanuel Macron was elected President of France last Sunday in an internationally popular presidential election. It is believed that the election was a disguised referendum on the European Union (EU) in France. If his opponent, Marine Le Pen had won, chances were high that France would leave the EU. France had last had a young leader in the 1880s when Napoleon Bonaparte led the republic. Macron's election has generated a debate over a new generation of presidents taking power. While this seems to be the no

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French Forces Kill or Capture 20 Militant Fighters Near Mali-Burkina Faso Border

[Deutsche Welle] In a weekend operation involving airstrikes, French forces have reported killing or capturing 20 jihadists hiding in a forest near the border between Mali and Burkina Faso. A French soldier had been killed last month.

[Deutsche Welle] In a weekend operation involving airstrikes, French forces have reported killing or capturing 20 jihadists hiding in a forest near the border between Mali and Burkina Faso. A French soldier had been killed last month.

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Trial Delayed for Burkina Faso’s Former President

[VOA] A Burkina Faso court has postponed the start of the trial of ex-president Blaise Compaoré and his former Cabinet. The accused are being tried for their alleged role in the violent crackdown on the 2014 uprising that ultimately ended Compaoré’s nearly three decades in power.

[VOA] A Burkina Faso court has postponed the start of the trial of ex-president Blaise Compaoré and his former Cabinet. The accused are being tried for their alleged role in the violent crackdown on the 2014 uprising that ultimately ended Compaoré's nearly three decades in power.

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Tanzania’s Iringa Farmers Root for Bigger Say in EAC Trade

[Daily News] Iringa small scale farmers have asked the government and the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat to eliminate both the traditional and new challenges related to non-tariff barriers (NTBs), impact of climate change and low participatio…

[Daily News] Iringa small scale farmers have asked the government and the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat to eliminate both the traditional and new challenges related to non-tariff barriers (NTBs), impact of climate change and low participation of farmers in the EAC agritrade policy making process.

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