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Yeli Monique Kam The Only Woman Candidate For BurkinaFaso Presidency

Yeli Monique Kam The Only Woman Candidate For BurkinaFaso Presidency

Yeli Monique Kam, the only woman among the 12 candidates challenging Burkina Faso’s President Roch Marc Kabore in elections on Sunday, did not set out to create her own political party. But when the male-led parties she has worked with for the last decade refused repeatedly to pick her as a parliamentary candidate, she felt […]

Over 535,000 Children Under Five ‘Acutely’ Malnourished

Over 535,000 Children Under Five ‘Acutely’ Malnourished

New data from UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed worsening nutritional situation for children in Burkina Faso, with more than 535,500 children under the age of five suffering from acute malnutrition – an unprecedented level. Of them, some 156,500 children are “severely” malnourished, leaving them nine times more likely to die than well-nourished children, according […]

Violent Attack In Burkina Faso Leaves Dozens Of Women Dead, Draws Censure Of UN Chief

Violent Attack In Burkina Faso Leaves Dozens Of Women Dead, Draws Censure Of UN Chief

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has “strongly” condemned an attack carried out yesterday by unidentified gunmen in northern Burkina Faso. In a statement issued by his spokesperson on Wednesday, the UN chief expressed his deep condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the incursion, which took […]

Democracy, Forests And Finance: The Tech Making Africa A Better Place

Democracy, Forests And Finance: The Tech Making Africa A Better Place

Protecting the environment In the village of Mapubi, in the forests of south-west Cameroon, locals have watched as large swaths of their land have been destroyed. Mapubi’s proximity to coastal ports and the increased demand for timber due to population growth in the cities mean the pressure on forests in the area is believed to […]