Burkina Faso

Alarming rise in youngsters reaching Italy alone

Thousands of children have crossed the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa to Italy so far this year and nine in 10 of them were on their own, the UN has warned.

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Solar energy: A catalyst for transforming lives in West Africa

Solar energy is lighting the pathway to a better future for rural youth and women in West Africa; that’s according to an engineer from Burkina Faso who attended a recent UN conference in Turkey devoted to the world’s Least Developed Countri

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Migration at the “heart” of relations between Africa and Europe

West African countries are being encouraged to transform their economies to prevent young people from abandoning their homelands for a better life abroad.

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UN chief condemns 'heinous terrorist attacks' in Burkina Faso's capital

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the “heinous terrorist attacks” carried out yesterday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital, which resulted in more than 29 deaths and many other people wounded.

North Korea urged to halt nuclear tests

The United Nations continues to monitor developments in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) following the country’s testing of a nuclear bomb.

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