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Burkina Faso seeks $84 million from Monsanto over GM cotton strain

04 Apr 2016

OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso's cotton association is seeking 48.3 billion CFA francs ($83.91 million) in compensation from U.S. seed company Monsanto after it said genetically modified cotton led to a drop in quality, association members said on Monday.

Burkina Faso seeks $84 mln from Monsanto over GM cotton strain

04 Apr 2016

OUAGADOUGOU, April 4 Burkina Faso's cotton association is seeking 48.3 billion CFA francs ($83.91 million) in compensation from U.S. seed company Monsanto after it said genetically modified cotton led to a drop in quality, association members said on Monday.

Ivory Coast sends soldiers wanted for failed coup to Burkina Faso, sources say

21 Feb 2016

OUAGADOUGOU Ivory Coast extradited three soldiers to Burkina Faso who were wanted in connection with a coup attempt there last September, judicial and diplomatic sources said on Sunday.

Ivory Coast army chief urged Burkina coup leader to act

22 Jan 2016

OUAGADOUGOU Ivory Coast's army chief encouraged a coup leader in neighbouring Burkina Faso during his failed bid to seize power last year, according to a recording of a conversation in the hands of Burkina Faso judicial authorities.

Burkina hotel retaken from al Qaeda fighters, but dozens dead

17 Jan 2016

OUAGADOUGOU Security forces in Burkina Faso retook a hotel in the capital on Saturday a day after al Qaeda fighters seized it in an assault that killed at least 28 people from at least 18 countries and marked a major escalation of Islamist militancy in West Africa. | Video

At least 20 dead in siege by suspected Islamists at Burkina Faso hotel

16 Jan 2016

OUAGADOUGOU At least 20 people died and others were taken hostage when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the capital city of Burkina Faso on Friday, a hospital director said, an attack for which al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility.

Burkina issues arrest warrant for speaker of Ivory Coast parliament: sources

15 Jan 2016

OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso has issued an international arrest warrant for Guillaume Soro, the speaker of Ivory Coast's parliament, on charges related to a failed coup last year, Burkinabe military sources said on Friday.

Burkina Faso's first new leader in decades sworn in

29 Dec 2015

OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso's constitutional court swore in Roch Marc Kabore as president on Tuesday, making the former prime minister the country's first new leader in almost 30 years following his election last month.

Burkina Faso's first new leader in decades sworn in

29 Dec 2015

OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso's constitutional court swore in Roch Marc Kabore as president on Tuesday, making the former prime minister the country's first new leader in almost 30 years following his election last month.

Burkina Faso's first new leader in decades sworn in

29 Dec 2015

OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso's constitutional court swore in Roch Marc Kabore as president on Tuesday, making the former prime minister the country's first new leader in almost 30 years following his election last month.

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Europeans vote, with EU future in balance

Europeans vote on Sunday in an election expected to further dent traditional pro-EU parties and bolster the nationalist fringe in the European Parliament, putting a potential brake on collective action in economic and foreign policy.