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Gunmen Attack Restaurant In Burkina Faso, Kill At Least 18
By By Thiam Ndiaga, Reuters
“This is a terrorist attack,” Communications Minister Remi Dandjinou said.
Global Youth Want Information about Sex and Family Planning—And a Voice in Their Own Future
Psychologist, writer, former evangelical
Give us information and supplies, and trust us with our own bodies, says international youth delegation. From as far away
Why African genomic studies can solve the continent's health issues
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New Fronts Emerge in Africa's "Arc of Terrorism"
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3 Years After French Intervention In Mali, Refugees Still Afraid To Go Home
By Kate Thomas, Refugees Deeply
Many of the refugees at the Burkina Faso camps are of Tuareg ethnicity. As the 2013 conflict escalated, some initially backed
The Chocolate Case
: When the Snack You Choose Changes the World
E. Nina Rothe
How much footage did you have to work through, to come to the finished product? Forrer: It does affect the way I shop, I
The Case for Reforming the Price of Water
First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
One of the first things most students of economics learn is the diamond and water paradox. How can it be that water is free even though life cannot exist without it, while diamonds are expensive although no one dies for lack of diamonds?
As in Syria, Sahel's Crisis Deserves Tireless and Concerted Action
United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Regional Humani...
Leaders of the world are coming together in London this week for all the right reasons: As the violence continues unabated, stoking more turmoil in an already restive region, standing by the Syrians is unquestionably our collective duty.
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Women in Art: Farewell to Leila Alaoui
Curator of Cool
As I type this, with trembling hands and tears in my eyes, I know that this is not the way Leila would want any of us to remember her. She would only want us to remember her in the way she lived -- adventurously, curiously and wholeheartedly.
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Photographer Leila Alaoui's Death In Terror Attack Shows Journalism's Danger
The world-acclaimed artist was remembered as "a peace correspondent."
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Burkina Faso, French Troops End Deadly Hotel Siege Claimed By Al Qaeda Group
By Brahim Ouedraogo and Baba Ahmed, AP
At least 28 people from 18 different countries, including an American missionary, were killed in the attack.
Why Should We Care About Democracy in Africa?
Associate Professor of Francophone and Africana Studies at the...
Overcoming decades of dictatorship is a process that will likely take a generation to complete. Thus, while Burkina Faso's election is very good news, it comes with warnings about what is needed in the future to avoid a repetition of the past.
An Energy Boost Is Needed If We Are to Address the Refugee Crisis
Consultant, Moving Energy Initiative for Practical Action in B...
No households in Goudoubo camp had access to electricity and 90 percent cooked with firewood using inefficient cookstoves. Demand for wood is speeding up the ongoing process of desertification in an area where climate change is already biting.
Military Coups See Beginning of Their End in Africa
Columnist and commentator
New coup plotters aren't finding acceptance on the continent as easy as their predecessors once did. It is becoming increasingly difficult for a coup d'etat to succeed in Africa.
When, If Ever, Will We See an "African Spring"?
There are more parallels between the historic Arab Spring and the current sociopolitical state of Sub-Saharan Africa than an apparent shared affinity for arson.
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Burkina Faso's Coup Appears To Be Over
Ten civilians died and dozens were injured in the chaos.
Communicator for nature and people with BirdLife International
Pollination of crops, soil formation, water purification, carbon storage, waste recycling, food, disease control, happiness, recreation... These are just a few of the services that healthy ecosystems provide us for free.
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Why Burkina Faso's Coup Is A Disaster For Africa
Here's the story behind the dramatic turn of events in West Africa.
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Military In Burkina Faso Confirms Coup And Dissolves Government
By BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGO, AP
Burkina Faso was due to hold elections on Oct. 11 that many hoped would strengthen democracy.
She Dreamed of Africa -- And Then She Was Sent There
French-American Features and Travel writer ♫.
My daughter joined the Peace Corps last year, right after graduating from college in Florida, with an International Affairs degree. She wants to be a diplomat. After having trekked the World with me during her childhood, she was still dreaming of Africa.
in Cannes: The Humanity Beneath the Headlines
E. Nina Rothe
What drives an issue home each and every time is when it is made personal, when the headlines become faces, or in this case when the refugees of war, hunger, religion or politics, turn into human beings -- just like you and me.
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