EYE ON AFRICA
Oil companies agree to end crippling strike in NigeriaAvoiding total shutdown: fuel companies in Nigeria agree to end a fuel strike. The blockade on oil had caused the country to grind to a virtual standstill. Also, the remains of…
Burkina Faso exhumes remains of former presidentAuthorities in Burkina Faso began exhuming the remains of former president Thomas Sankara on Monday in a bid to establish responsibility for a murder that has dogged the West…
Mental health woes in Gabon, and a 'massacre' in AngolaThe Observers present a collaborative weekly news show produced exclusively with content provided by amateurs.
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'Doggone Depp'INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 15.05.15: International papers focus on instability in Burundi, the political situation in the UK a week after the general election and an Australian…
Burkina Faso: Generation SankaraSix months after the ouster of Blaise Compaoré, Burkina Faso is attempting to organise its first democratic elections, set for October. Fears of a coup still loom. But from…
Video: Avian flu outbreak casts pall over Ivorian farm showAn outbreak of avian flu in neighbouring Burkina Faso has overshadowed Ivory Coast’s first farm show in 16 years, FRANCE 24’s Katerina Vittozzi reports.
EYE ON AFRICA
Gabon chosen as hosts for AFCON 2017Gabon is chosen to host the 2017 African Cup of Nations - we take a look at reactions. Also, a mass grave in DR Congo's capital is the cause of mounting concern. Congolese…
Gunmen kidnap Romanian security officer in Burkina FasoUnidentified gunmen kidnapped a Romanian security officer on Saturday from a manganese mining project in northern Burkina Faso, near the border with Mali’s lawless desert north,…
Knowledge is money: Business intelligence changes Burkina Faso's cotton industry”Knowledge is power” is a well-known saying. But knowledge is also money. In Burkina Faso, West Africa, business intelligence is key for the local cotton industry.
Caged children in Syria and dumpster diving in Ivory CoastThe Observers present a collaborative weekly news show produced exclusively with content provided by amateurs.
Show must go on for ‘Timbuktu’ at African film festivalAcclaimed film "Timbuktu” will be included at Africa’s leading film festival opening this weekend in Burkina Faso after the government on Friday denied reports that the film…
Thousands protest Burkina Faso's presidential guardThousands of people on Saturday protested in Burkina Faso calling for the dissolution of the feared presidential guard, a powerful unit within the military.