U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation Announces $8.8 million to Advance Progress on Development of Burkina Faso Compact

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 24, 2018 – The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) last week announced $8.8 million in new funding to advance the development of a five-year MCC compact in Burkina Faso to reduce poverty through economic growth. MCC Principal Deputy Vice President Kyeh Kim was joined by Edith Clémence Yaka, Delegate Minister of ...
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State Department Designation of Ansarul Islam

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Media Note February 20, 2018 The Department of State has designated Ansarul Islam as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224.  E.O. 13224 imposes strict sanctions on foreign persons determined to have committed, or pose a significant ...
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Official Statement on Ouagadougou Attack – August 14, 2017

The United States condemns last night’s heinous attacks in Ouagadougou and shares our condolences with those who lost loved ones or suffered injuries.  We stand by the peaceful and resolute people of Burkina Faso and the other countries of the G-5 Sahel in our common resolve against terrorism. We are inspired by the resilience of ...
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Recent Actions By Elements of the Presidential Guard in Burkina Faso

“The United States is deeply concerned about the unfolding events in Burkina Faso. We call for the immediate release of President Kafando, Prime Minister Zida, and all other officials being held. The United States strongly condemns any attempt to seize power through extra-constitutional means or resolve internal political disagreements using force. We call for an ...
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Urgent Need for Political Dialogue in Burundi

Press Statement John Kirby Department Spokesperson Washington, DC Today’s inauguration in Burundi demonstrates the ruling party’s intent to ignore the voices of its people in pursuit of its own political agenda.  An inauguration – without a government that represents the population’s many political voices and without a comprehensive and inclusive dialogue – will not resolve ...
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Mitigating Electoral Violence Through National Early Warning Systems

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso –Today in Ouagadougou, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP), launched a five-year project:  Mitigating Electoral Violence through National Early Warning Systems (NEWS).  As part of the U.S. Government’s efforts to support the 2015 elections in Burkina Faso, NEWS will collect and ...
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United States Express Concern with Burkina Faso Electoral Code Changes

The United States notes with concern the National Transitional Council’s passage on April 7 of certain changes to Burkina Faso’s electoral code excluding from candidacy in the upcoming elections any individual who voiced support for a constitutional revision that would have amended presidential term limits in late 2014.  The changes to the code would seem ...
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Proposed Changes to Burkina Faso Term Limits

The United States is concerned by the spirit and intent behind a draft National Assembly bill in Burkina Faso to amend the constitution to allow the term-limited incumbent president to run for an additional five-year term.  As the Burkinabe National Assembly prepares to consider the proposed constitutional changes, the United States emphasizes that constitutionally mandated ...
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Ambassador Lane and Regional Journalists View Agricultural Development in Burkina Faso

On September 20, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies in Rome David Lane completed a five-day trip in Burkina Faso where he met with farmers, government officials and representatives of non-governmental programs working to improve food security.  During the visit, he viewed sites supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Encourages Six Young Burkinabe Leaders Leaving for the YALI Fellow Conference in Washington

U.S. Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi met with six young Burkinabé selected to participate in the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Washington Fellow program in Washington. Issouf Ilboudo, Sanon Anselme, Sylvie Tougma, Herman Naré, Abdalla Dao et Francine Boro/Legma  were the finalists of the YALI competition launched in December 2013.YALI is President Obama initiative launched in 2010 ...
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