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UN chief demands immediate release of Burkina Faso president, PM
UN chief demands immediate release of Burkina Faso president, PM

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced outrage after Burkina Faso's presidential guard detained the country's interim president and prime minister, and demanded their immediate release.

UN chief demands immediate release of Burkina Faso president, PM
Burkina crisis deepens as opposition walks out of talks
Burkina crisis deepens as opposition walks out of talks

The crisis in Burkina Faso deepened after the opposition stormed out of talks on a transition government at the inclusion of supporters of deposed president Blaise Compaore.

Burkina crisis deepens as opposition walks out of talks
EU calls on Burkina military to respect rights, peaceful protests
EU calls on Burkina military to respect rights, peaceful protests

The European Union called on the Burkina Faso military to respect the fundamental rights of the people, including to peaceful protest.

EU calls on Burkina military to respect rights, peaceful protests
A girl gets tested to ensure a malaria bug she caught a month ago is no longer in her system. ©Reuters
Malaria: High risk focused in 10 African countries

Gains in fighting malaria in sub-Saharan Africa have left the highest risk for the disease concentrated in 10 countries.

Malaria: High risk focused in 10 African countries
I.Coast, Burkina Faso ink deal to fight child trafficking
I.Coast, Burkina Faso ink deal to fight child trafficking

The first ladies of Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso on Thursday sealed an agreement to fight the growing child trafficking trade between the two west African nations.

I.Coast, Burkina Faso ink deal to fight child trafficking
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Ten million children work as domestic servants: ILO

As many as 10.5 million children worldwide work as domestic servants, in what can be hazardous and even slave-like conditions.

Ten million children work as domestic servants: ILO
Malians escaping 'second hell' find refuge in Burkina
Malians escaping 'second hell' find refuge in Burkina

For the many Malians who have fled to Burkina Faso in recent days, facing life in a refugee camp won out over the horrors of war, after already suffering through occupation by hardline Islamist rebels.

Malians escaping 'second hell' find refuge in Burkina
Mali groups reject Algeria, Burkina Faso mediation
Mali groups reject Algeria, Burkina Faso mediation

A coalition of Malian political parties and a citizen's association based in the Islamist-occupied north on Sunday objected to Algeria and Burkina Faso's role in mediating their country's crisis.

Mali groups reject Algeria, Burkina Faso mediation
Mali Islamist group under pressure to break with Al-Qaeda
Mali Islamist group under pressure to break with Al-Qaeda

Burkina Faso led efforts Sunday to persuade one of the armed Islamist groups controlling northern Mali to cut ties with Al-Qaeda as a west African military intervention looms to end the crisis.

Mali Islamist group under pressure to break with Al-Qaeda

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