Burkina Faso

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.

Ban urges dialogue as Burkina Faso interim Government holds first cabinet meeting

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all appointed transitional leaders in Burkina Faso to work in a “collaborative and harmonious manner,” as the inaugural Cabinet meeting of the transitional Government was held today.

Burkina Faso: UN chief urges continued dialogue as transitional Government takes power

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his call for all Burkinabé stakeholders to ensure Burkina Faso’s seamless transition to democracy amid an ongoing constitutional crisis in the West African country, a United Nations spokesperson has confirmed.

Burkina Faso: Ban welcomes appointment of interim president, signing of transition framework

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the people of Burkina Faso on the signing of the Charter of the Transition and on the appointment of former foreign minister Michel Kafando as Transitional President.