Burkina Faso http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20031/all en Waiting for Gaddafi in Burkina Faso http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110908/waiting-gaddafi-burkina-faso <p> OUAGADOUGOU &mdash; Gaddafi is a hugely popular figure amongst ordinary people who are grateful for the support &mdash; and money &mdash; that Libya has poured into their country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110908/waiting-gaddafi-burkina-faso" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Burkina Faso Libya Muammar Gaddafi Ouagadougou World Leaders Middle East Thu, 08 Sep 2011 19:14:00 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5674925 at http://www.globalpost.com 13 million people face humanitarian 'catastrophe' in West Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120309/13-million-people-face-humanitarian-catastrophe-west-africa <p> More than one million children in the Sahel region are at risk of severe malnutrition, Oxfam says, while in parts of Chad villagers are digging up ant hills to collect the grain the ants have stored.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120309/13-million-people-face-humanitarian-catastrophe-west-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa Burkina Faso Chad Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Senegal Fri, 09 Mar 2012 17:09:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5695417 at http://www.globalpost.com UNICEF warns that Sahel drought crisis could affect 1.5m children http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120316/unicef-report-sahel-drought-million-children-face-severe-malnutrition JOHANNESBURG — As many as 1.5 million young children living in Africa's Sahel region are at risk from severe malnutrition, with little time left to prevent a humanitarian disaster, UNICEF has warned.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120316/unicef-report-sahel-drought-million-children-face-severe-malnutrition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Burkina Faso Cameroon Chad Mali Mauritania Niger Aid Nigeria Senegal Fri, 16 Mar 2012 14:27:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5696365 at http://www.globalpost.com West African leaders abandon Mali mission http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120329/mali-junta-ecowas-west-african-leaders-abandon-mission A mission to Mali by four West African presidents seeking to restore the country's democratically elected government was aborted today after the plane carrying the heads of state turned around mid-air due to security concerns.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120329/mali-junta-ecowas-west-african-leaders-abandon-mission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Burkina Faso Ivory Coast Mali Niger World Leaders Diplomacy Military Thu, 29 Mar 2012 15:18:00 +0000 News Desk 5698272 at http://www.globalpost.com West Africa's Ecowas gives Mali junta leaders ultimatum http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120329/ecowas-mali-junta-talks-ultimatum-closing-borders West African leaders met in Ivory Coast on Thursday after abandoning plans to meet with junta leaders in Bamako, the Malian capital.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120329/ecowas-mali-junta-talks-ultimatum-closing-borders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Burkina Faso Ivory Coast Mali Niger Conflict Zones Diplomacy Military Thu, 29 Mar 2012 23:43:00 +0000 News Desk 5698404 at http://www.globalpost.com Mali: pro-junta protest at Bamako airport http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5698451 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-label">Subhead:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> West African presidents scrapped a Mali trip after protesters swarmed the airport. Ecowas, the regional economic bloc, later gave Mali's coup leaders an ultimatum: relinquish power, or face sanctions. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Erin Conway-Smith </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-slideshow-slides"> <div class="field-label">Photo Slides:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5698433/ecowas-mali-junta-1">Ecowas mali junta 1</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5698434/ecowas-mali-junta-2">Ecowas mali junta 2</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5698407/ecowas-mali-junta-20120330">Ecowas mali junta 20120330</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5698435/ecowas-mali-junta-3">Ecowas mali junta 3</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5698436/ecowas-mali-junta-4">Ecowas mali junta 4</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5698438/ecowas-mali-junta-5">Ecowas mali junta 5</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5698440/ecowas-mali-junta-7">Ecowas mali junta 7</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5698449/ecowas-mali-junta-16">Ecowas mali junta 16</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5698441/ecowas-mali-junta-8">Ecowas mali junta 8</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5698442/ecowas-mali-junta-9">Ecowas mali junta 9</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5698443/ecowas-mali-junta-10">Ecowas mali junta 10</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5698444/ecowas-mali-junta-11">Ecowas mali junta 11</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5698445/ecowas-mali-junta-12">Ecowas mali junta 12</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5698446/ecowas-mali-junta-13">Ecowas mali junta 13</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5698447/ecowas-mali-junta-14">Ecowas mali junta 14</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5698448/ecowas-mali-junta-15">Ecowas mali junta 15</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5698439/ecowas-mali-junta-6">Ecowas mali junta 6</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5698450/ecowas-mali-junta-17">Ecowas mali junta 17</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-lead-image-ref"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5698436/ecowas-mali-junta-4">Ecowas mali junta 4</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2012:03:29 20:23</span> </div> </div> </div> Africa Burkina Faso Ivory Coast Liberia Mali Niger Conflict Zones Diplomacy Military Fri, 30 Mar 2012 00:23:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5698451 at http://www.globalpost.com Mali: First the war, now the crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/conflict-zones/130131/mali-crisis-human-impact-conflict-zones-military <p>BAMAKO, Mali &mdash; In a little over two weeks around 3,000 French soldiers with armored vehicles and air support have ousted the fighters of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and its allies from every town in the desert north, meeting little resistance along the way.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/conflict-zones/130131/mali-crisis-human-impact-conflict-zones-military" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Burkina Faso Mali Mauritania Niger Conflict Zones Want to Know France Military Aid Political Risk Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:01:15 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5742185 at http://www.globalpost.com