US Halts Aid to Burkina Faso

The United States has halted nearly $160 million in U.S. aid to Burkina Faso after determining the January ouster of President Roch Kabore constituted a military coup. The decision was made in line with a U.S. law under which U.S. foreign aid – except funds to promote democracy – must be stopped to a countryContinue reading “US Halts Aid to Burkina Faso”

Africa’s Youngest Serving Leaders

1. Chad’s 38-year-old President Mahamat Deby 2. Mali’s 39-year-old President Assimi Goita 3. Burkina Faso’s 41-year-old President Paul-Henri Damiba 4. Guinea’s 41-year-old Mamady Doumbouya 5. Ethiopia’s 45-year-old Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Is the Young Revolution sweeping through the Continent?

ECOWAS Delegation in Burkina Faso

A team from the West African regional bloc ECOWAS is currently in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, to hold talks with junta leader Lt Col Paul-Henri Damiba. The UN’s office for West Africa and the Sahel head Mahamat Saleh Annadif is also set to join the mission. The talks have been necessitated by the political instabilityContinue reading “ECOWAS Delegation in Burkina Faso”

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