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BURKINA FASO: Child brides fig...

BURKINA FASO: Child brides fight child marriage

Wednesday, March 18, 2009
It was not enough to argue that girls could not legally marry in Burkina Faso before age 17, or even that their lives might be put at risk. Tethered...
WEST AFRICA: Cross-border FGM ...

WEST AFRICA: Cross-border FGM on the rise

Sunday, October 19, 2008
Cross-border female genital mutilation / cutting (FGM/C) is on the rise in West Africa according to the UN, spurring the need to impose a region-wide...
AFRICA: Cervical cancer vaults...

AFRICA: Cervical cancer vaults to WHO priority list

Tuesday, September 23, 2008
With cervical cancer cases rising across Sub-Saharan Africa, and 80 percent of women diagnosed too late to stop the cancer’s deadly spread, the World...
Planting Underway in Burkina F...

Planting Underway in Burkina Faso

Wednesday, July 30, 2008
FAO Initiative Focuses on Local Production to Offset High Prices FAO is moving into the final stages of an intensive month-long distribution of...
BURKINA FASO: Fistula in Sahel...

BURKINA FASO: Fistula in Sahel region highlighted

Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Doctors in Burkina Faso say fistula is being under-reported, and are launching a new project to offer free surgery to some of the affected women. ...
BURKINA FASO: Muslim leaders a...

BURKINA FASO: Muslim leaders agree to promote family planning

Saturday, July 12, 2008
On the eve of World Population Day, Muslim leaders agreed to promote family planning among their followers at a meeting of the country’s principal...
BURKINA FASO: Violence between...

BURKINA FASO: Violence between nomads and farmers kills fifteen

IRIN NEWS http://irinnews.org
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Clashes between nomads and farmers in Poni and Bougouriba provinces in southwestern Burkina Faso have left fifteen dead since 25 May according to...
BURKINA FASO-MALI: Hundreds of...

BURKINA FASO-MALI: Hundreds of Touareg refugees flee escalating violence

IRIN NEWS
Friday, May 30, 2008
Several hundred Malians fleeing fighting between the army and Touareg rebels in northern Mali have crossed the border into Burkina Faso since April,...
BURKINA FASO: Fresh approach t...

BURKINA FASO: Fresh approach to street children

IRIN NEWS http://irinnews.org
Friday, May 09, 2008
With an increased number of children living in the streets of urban areas in Burkina Faso, the government and several non-governmental organisations...
BURKINA FASO: Meningitis epide...

BURKINA FASO: Meningitis epidemics in vaccinated areas

IRIN http://www.irinnews.org
Monday, April 14, 2008
People vaccinated against meningitis are supposed to have protection for three years but health officials have announced that meningitis epidemics...
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