Highlights / Burkina Faso


UN agencies raise alarm over food crisis in Sahel region

The United Nations are sounding the alarm over a worsening food crisis in parts of West Africa’s Sahel region where drought, failed harvests and high food prices have hastened the arrival of the “lean season.” Nearly six million people in »


Canada condemns ‘cowardly’ attack in Burkina Faso

The Canadian government has strongly condemned an apparent terrorist attack in Burkina Faso’s capital on Friday that has killed at least seven people and wounded some fifty others in a coordinated assault on the army headquarters and French embassy. “Our »

International, Politics

Trudeau offers condolences to families of 2 Canadian victims of Burkina Faso attack

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered his condolences Tuesday to the families of the two Canadian victims of a terror attack that killed 18 people in a popular restaurant in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, on Sunday night. Tammy Jane »


2 Canadians among 18 people killed in Burkina Faso attack

Two Canadians are among 18 people killed in a suspected extremist attack on a popular restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland confirmed Monday. “My heartfelt condolences, the heartfelt condolences of our government »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Paradox for sub-Saharan Africa: increased farming = less rain

Quite apart from issues of climate change, a new study led by the University of British Columbia shows a problem for farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. Landlocked Burkina Faso has limited sources of fresh water. It also needs to increase its »

International, Society

Canada mourns six killed in Burkina Faso

Two schools have cancelled classes in the province of Quebec and are offering counselling to those mourning the murders of six humanitarian volunteers in Burkina Faso on January 15th. Five of the six Canadians who were killed by terrorists were »