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    • Sierra Leone: Press focuses on run-off election

      APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The Sierra Leonean newspapers on Friday focus on the pending presidential run-off election, notably preparations of the two contending political parties and a court action threaten...

    • Gates Foundation invests over $1bn on healthcare in Nigeria

      APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — The Co-Chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Bill Gates, says his Foundation has invested over $1 billion in Nigeria’s healthcare system.

    • Swaziland braces for floods

      APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — Swaziland's National Disaster Management Agency and the Meteorological Services Department warned on Friday that ongoing rains might result in flooding in parts of the country duri...


    29-Oct-2017 to 14:47

    Burkina: Over CFA10 bln earmarked for anti-HIV war chest

    APA - Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) — Burkina Faso will raise CFA 10.9 billion with help from her international partners to accelerate the response to HIV and eliminate mother-to-child transmission of the disease by 2020.

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    27-Oct-2017 to 20:25

    Burkina: Insurance industry scoops CFA66 bln in turnovers

    APA - Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) — Insurance companies in Burkina Faso reaped CFA 66 billion in turnovers last year, the organization responsible for the industry says.

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    26-Oct-2017 to 17:27

    Burkina Faso goldmine produces first bullion

    APA-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) — The Hounde goldmine, located about 250 kilometers southwest of Ouagadougou and operated by Canada’s Endeavor Mining, recently produced its first gold bullion, mine officials told APA on Thursday.

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    25-Oct-2017 to 13:54

    Africa50 to support Burkina’s energy sector

    APA-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) — Africa50 Fund dedicated to infrastructure provision is planning to boost Burkina’s energy sector, notably the construction of the East- Ouaga thermal power plant, the Energy Ministry has informed APA.

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    21-Oct-2017 to 10:44

    Burkina Faso: 438 gold mining sites produce 9.5 tonnes - Survey

    APA-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) — Burkina Faso has 438 functional gold panning sites that produced 9.5 tonnes of gold in 2016, APA learned on Friday from a National Survey of the Sector (ENSO).

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    20-Oct-2017 to 19:40

    Burkina CSOs squabble over civic meeting

    APA-Ouagadougou (B/Faso) — Rival Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Burkina Faso are threatening to be at each other’s throat over a proposed civic gathering which the Democratic Expression Framework (CED) wants to convene on Saturday.

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    11-Oct-2017 to 16:47

    17 teams gear up for 30th Tour du Faso

    APA-Ouagadougou (B/Faso) — Some 17 teams from Africa and Europe are poised to participate in the 30th edition of the International cycling Tour of Faso, kicking off on 27 October and ending on 5 November, organizers told a press briefing in Ouagadougou on Wednesday.

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