January 15, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
Authorities in Burkina Faso must investigate the use of excessive force by the military against peaceful anti-government protesters last year, Amnesty International (AI) urged in a report issued Thursday. The report investigated the force used by the presidential guard known as Regiment de ...[read more]
November 2, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Amnesty International (AI) called on leadership in Burkina Faso on Friday to control security forces amidst crackdowns against protesters. Protests erupted in Burkina Faso earlier this week in response to attempts by President Blaise Compaore to remove presidential term limits, extending his 27- ...[read more]
August 5, 2014
by Dwyer Arce
On August 5, 1960, Burkina Faso gained independence from France. Learn more about Burkina Faso... ...[read more]
April 13, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism Ben Emmerson on Friday called on the international community to protect Burkina Faso from terrorism, warning that attacks on the country's infrastructure or security would undermine social cohesion within the country, impair inward ...[read more]
October 8, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
African neighbors Burkina Faso and Niger asked the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) at a public sitting on Monday for a peaceful settlement of the longstanding and ongoing border dispute between the two former French colonies. In what is known as the "frontier dispute," the ICJ will be ...[read more]
February 17, 2010
by Haley Wojdowski
The UN announced on Tuesday that the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) will enter into force on August 1 after being ratified by 30 countries. Burkina Faso and Moldova both submitted their instruments of ratification Tuesday, becoming the 29th and 30th countries to do so. In a statement, UN ...[read more]

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