Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso’s new government a significant achievement for whole Sahel region, says UN chief

The inauguration of Burkina Faso’s new president marks a significant development for the whole sub-Saharan Sahel region on the path away from tension and disputed elections, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said, also commending the opposition for their prompt acceptance of the election results.

“Cohesive society” of Burkina Faso needs protection from extremists

The “cohesive society” of Burkina Faso needs protection from extremism on its border, if the country is to avoid radicalization.

That’s the message from Pascal Karorero, UN Development Programme Resident Representative to the West African country.

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Ban welcomes peaceful elections in Burkina Faso, salutes strong participation of women at polls

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the peaceful conduct of the presidential and legislative elections in Burkina Faso over the weekend and congratulated the people of Burkina Faso for their enthusiastic participation, “which shows their strong commitment to the democratic process.”

Burkina Faso: Ban meets with transition President Kafando to discuss situation in country

In a meeting today with Michel Kafando, the Transitional President of Burkina Faso, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his sympathy for the lives lost and the many injured during the coup d’état that took place on 16 September 2015.

Burkina Faso’s transition won't be stalled by those ‘rowing against current of history,’ says President at UN

Thanking the international community for strongly condemning the recent coup d’état in Burkina Faso, and for backing the transition he is leading, President Michel Kafando today called upon the United Nations General Assembly to continue supporting the county’s efforts “to anchor true democracy,” through to the holding of free and transparent elections.

Security Council welcomes reinstatement of the transitional authorities in Burkina Faso

Welcoming the recent reinstatement of President Michel Kafando and the transitional authorities of Burkina Faso in the wake of a coup d’état last week, the United Nations Security Council urged all parties in the country to refrain from violence and resume the transition process without delay.

Following coup d’état in Burkina Faso, Ban welcomes reinstatement of President

Following a coup d’état last week in Burkina Faso, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the reinstatement of President Michel Kafando and of the transitional institutions in the country.

Bird flu outbreak threatens West Africa

An avian influenza outbreak in five West African countries could affect the region and beyond unless “timely intervention” occurs.

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Sahel's plight worsens amid fighting, says UN aid chief

Conflict in Africa’s Sahel region is the biggest threat to saving lives in one of the poorest places on earth, according to the UN aid chief in charge there.

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International community ‘will not tolerate’ obstacles to Burkina Faso transition, says UN political chief

The United Nations’ top political official said today that Burkina Faso’s transitional institutions must continue to respect the aspirations of the Burkinabe people and ensure full respect for human rights and the physical integrity of all citizens.