Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso’s Media Regulator Suspends BBC Africa

Saturday, April 27, 2024
Dakar, 26 April 2024 ndash; The Burkinabe authorities should immediately lift the suspension of BBC Africa and Voice of America, and reverse the directive seeking to control local outlets rsquo; coverage, said the Committee to Protect Journalists on Friday. On Thursday, the Superior Council of Co ...

Over 63 Million Additional Shares Listed On NGX By VFD Group

Monday, April 8, 2024
VFD Group has announced an additional 63,342,455 ordinary shares of 50 kobo each per share on the Daily Official List of the Nigerian Exchange Limited. This was disclosed by the NGX in its weekly market report issued on Friday. The additional shares listed on NGX was made from VFD rsquo;s righ ...

Burkina Faso: Arming Civilians At The Cost Of Social Cohesion?

Thursday, February 22, 2024
What rsquo;s new? ensp;Since taking power in Burkina Faso in September 2022, President Ibrahim Traor eacute; has begun arming tens of thousands of civilians, known as the Homeland Defence Volunteers (VDPs). He has thus considerably stepped up the use of auxiliary corps created in 2020 to rein ...

CPJ Calls For Burkina Faso To Reverse Suspension Of Jeune Afrique

Thursday, October 5, 2023
Dakar, October 4, 2023 mdash;The Committee to Protect Journalists on Wednesday called on Burkinab egrave; authorities to lift its suspension of the French news magazine Jeune Afrique, reverse their suspension of other media outlets, and ensure journalists can work in the West African country without ...

Four Suspected Coup Plotters Arrested In Burkina Faso After Failed Coup

Thursday, September 28, 2023
Four officers have reportedly been detained for questioning in Burkina Faso after a failed coup attempt. This was made known on Thursday, barely 24 hours after the country rsquo;s military government announced that it has thwarted a coup attempt. The four are suspected of involvement in a ldq ...

Benin And Burkina Faso Suspend Media Outlets Over Coverage Of Niger Coup

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Dakar, August 15, 2023 mdash;Authorities in Benin and Burkina Faso must immediately lift their respective suspensions of La Gazette du Golfe and Radio Om eacute;ga, and allow the media to report without fear on regional politics, including the coup in Niger, the Committee to Protect Journalists said ...

CPPE Warns Against Niger Crisis May Cost Nigeria $2 billion Yearly

Wednesday, August 9, 2023
The Centre for Promotion of Private Enterprise (CPPE) has expressed concerns that military intervention could be damaging for Nigeria, with yearly financial cost estimated at $2 billion. Worried over the current lean public revenue of the country, nearly 100 per cent debt service to revenue ratio ...

Burkina Faso Suspends Third French Media Outlet In Under 8 Months

Monday, July 17, 2023
Dakar, July 17, 2023 mdash;Burkinab egrave; authorities should immediately reverse the suspension of French television news channel La Cha icirc;ne Info (LCI) and stop censoring local and foreign media coverage of the jihadist insurgency in Burkina Faso and the

Burkina Faso Expels Journalists Sophie Douce And Agnès Faivre

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
New York, April 3, 2023 ndash; Authorities in Burkina Faso on Saturday, April 1, expelled Agn egrave;s Faivre and Sophie Douce, correspondents for the French privately owned Liberation and Le Monde newspapers respectively, according to

Burkina Faso Indefinitely Suspends France 24 Over Al-Qaeda Interview

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
New York, March 28, 2023 ndash; Authorities in Burkina Faso on Monday indefinitely suspended French public broadcaster France 24 over an interview with the head of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, according to
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