Daily Briefing: Nelson Mandela Day, Haiti, DSG Trip Announcement, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Lake Chad, Republic of Congo, Libya, Iraq, Refugees, Italy, Honour Roll, Press Events Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the UN Secretary General. HIGHLIGHTS --------------------------- - ON INTERNATIONAL DAY, U.N. PAYS TRIBUTE TO NELSON MANDELA - AS U.N. MISSION IN HAITI WINDS DOWN, INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT CRITICAL CONSOLIDATE GAINS - U.N. OFFICIAL - DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL AMINA MOHAMMED TO VISIT NIGERIA AND DR CONGO - VIOLENCE IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC DRIVING MORE PEOPLE TO FLEE – U.N. REFUGEE AGENCY - INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY MUST SUSTAIN SUPPORT TO CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC TO AVERT REPEAT CRISIS – U.N. RELIEF CHIEF - U.N.I.C.E.F. RADIO EDUCATION PROGRAMME HELPING 1.3 MILLION CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN DISPLACED BY BOKO HARAM CONFLICT - U.N. CALLS FOR $23.7 MILLION TO TACKLE HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCY IN THE REPUBLIC OF CONGO - LIBYA: U.N. RIGHTS OFFICE CONCERNED ABOUT REPORTS OF PEOPLE BEING IMPRISONED BY NATIONAL ARMY AFTER RECENT FIGHTING - U.N. PROVIDING FOOD ASSISTANCE FOR FAMILIES DISPLACED BY MOSUL CRISIS - U.N. AGENCY LAUNCHES $421.2 MILLION APPEAL TO PROVIDE ALTERNATIVES FOR REFUGEES UNDERTAKING JOURNEY TO EUROPE - RESCUE VESSELS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN MUST NOT BE PREVENTED FROM SAVING CHILDREN’S LIVES - U.N.I.C.E.F. - BURKINA FASO AND LITHUANIA PAY U.N. DUES IN FULL - NOON BRIEFING GUESTS TOMORROW Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/ossg/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=18+July+2017
Burkina Faso : Seventh Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement-Press Release and Staff Report
Country Report No. 17/222
Instability in Mali is spilling over into Burkina Faso and Niger while insecurity in the Lake Chad basin, where Boko Haram remains active, is proving equally challenging, the U.N. envoy for West Africa and the Sahel warned Thursday.
Revealed: In pursuit of growth in Africa, British American Tobacco and others use intimidatory tactics to attempt to suppress health warnings and regulationBritish American Tobacco (BAT) and other multinational tobacco firms have threatened governments in at least eight countries in Africa demanding they axe or dilute the kind of protections that have saved millions of lives in the west, a Guardian investigation has found.BAT, one of the world’s leading cigarette manufacturers, is fighting through the courts to try to block the Kenyan and Ugandan governments’ attempts to bring in regulations to limit the harm caused by smoking. The giant tobacco firms hope to boost their markets in Africa, which has a fast-growing young and increasingly prosperous population. Continue reading...
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If territorial boundaries are not given by nature, they are usually drawn by humans and have most often evolved over decades of fighting and conflict. As Statista's Isabel von Kessel notes, since humans existed on earth, the soil they inhabited has been of huge importance to them and as long as boundaries exist, people have found themselves in dispute over them. Hence, territorial and even maritime boundaries are not necessarily static, they have shifted back and forth to all cardinal directions and likewise, existing countries have been wiped out from the map while new ones have been created. When it comes to conflict on territory, most countries on the globe are currently involved in territorial disputes and surprisingly few are not. Therefore, this infographic gives an idea of the status quo on a world that still experiences a lot of disputes about territory... You will find more statistics at Statista While new conflicts have emerged though, some others have also been settled in recent years, such as the border disputes between Burkina Faso and Niger in 2013, India and Bangladesh in 2015 or Chile and Peru in 2014, to name just a few.
Updated: Jul 07, 2017
Updated: Jul 07, 2017
Emmanuel Macron has been president of France for just two months - and already has made his second visit to Mali, where French troops and UN peacekeepers are fighting armed groups. Macron said the strategy is not working - and wants an African force to help confront what he calls "Islamic terrorism". He is calling for countries in the Sahel region of north west Africa to contribute 5,000 soldiers. Mali hosted leaders from Burkina Faso, Chad, Mauritania and Niger who are promising troops to confront armed groups at home. They willl be tasked with wiping out fighters Macron describes as "terrorists, thugs and murderers". But more money is needed to train and equip the soldiers in hostile territory. Will the new regional force work? And is a bigger military presence the answer to the threat from Al Qaeda and others? Presenter: Hazem Sika Guests: Marie-Roger Biloa - Editor, Africa International Adama Gaye - Former Director of Information for ECOWAS Tiebile Drame - Former Foreign Minister of Mali - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
London's Serpentine has unveiled this year’s temporary pavilion – a structure inspired by a tree by Architect Francis Kéré from Burkina Faso. Rosanna Philpott reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its reputation for speed, accuracy, and impact while providing exclusives, incisive commentary and forward-looking analysis. http://reuters.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Reuters https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/reuters https://twitter.com/Reuters
• Burkina Faso forward signs five-year contract with Ligue 1 side• The 21-year-old impressed during season on loan at AjaxBertrand Traoré has joined Lyon from Chelsea, the two clubs have announced.The Burkina Faso international, 21, has spent recent seasons on loan at the Dutch clubs Vitesse Arnhem and Ajax and will now move to France on a contract until 2022. Continue reading...
Inspired by his roots in Burkina Faso, Kéré’s pavilion is a tree-like space in which to enjoy all weathers and ‘meet your dream’“Architecture should give us oxygen,” says Hans Ulrich Obrist, artistic director and rainmaker-in-chief at the Serpentine Galleries in London. He cites a proposal by his hero, the late conceptual architect Cedric Price, for re-oxygenating Manhattan. He also thinks that oxygen is something that is offered at this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, by the Berlin-based architect Francis Kéré.Kéré first became interested in building as a child, growing up in Burkina Faso, helping his uncle in the demoralising business of restoring mud-built buildings that degraded every year in the rains. He went to Berlin to study, where among other things he encountered the architecture of Mies van der Rohe, who is the first name that comes up when you ask him his inspirations. He studied and measured a little-known Mies-designed house in east Berlin and admired how it was “little but very powerful”. He liked the architect’s “rationality”. Continue reading...
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the deployment by the so-called Group of Five (G5) – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – of a joint force to tackle the threat of terrorism and organized crime in the Sahel region.
Burkina Faso’s government has announced it will invest more than $700 million over four years to eradicate poverty in the Sahel and northern region of the West African country to prevent youth from joining jihadi groups.
The United Nations Security Council today welcomed the deployment by the so-called Group of Five (G5) – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – of a joint force to tackle the threat of terrorism, as well as the serious challenges posed by transnational organized crime in Africa's restive Sahel region.
Inspired by a tree used as a meeting place in his native village of Gando, architect Francis Kéré has brought a piece of Burkina Faso to London – a deceptively simple roof that seems to float above the greenery“I almost hope it will rain,” says Hans Ulrich Obrist, artistic director of the Serpentine, standing beneath the soaring timber canopy of the gallery’s summer pavilion, which plunges inwards to form a conical funnel where rain will be channelled into a circular waterfall. “It has definitely been designed with British summers in mind.”The opening of the annual pavilion has been plagued by untimely downpours in previous years, putting optimistic architects from warmer climes to the test, but this year African architect Francis Kéré seems to have brought the scorching heat of Burkina Faso to Kensington Gardens. Continue reading...
A lawyer for the family of Burkina Faso’s slain president’s says DNA tests done in Spain were inconclusive on whether remains found in a grave were those of Thomas Sankara.