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Football: World Cup warm-up - S. Africa 2 B. Faso 0

Result of a World Cup warm-up match between South Africa and Burkina Faso at Soccer City stadium on Saturday: South Africa 2 (Tshabalala 22, Nomandela 90+2) Burkina Faso 0 afp

Volta Resources scales back plans for Kiaka mine; stock down 18.75%

TORONTO - Shares in Volta Resources Inc. (TSX:VTR) closed down nearly 19 per cent Friday after the company announced it was scaling plans for its flagship Kiaka gold project in Burkina Faso. The company cited current market conditions and lower gold prices for the decision to look at a lower risk and smaller scale development plan. On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Volta shares were down three cents at 13 cents. Volta said the Kiaka project is a potential large scale development that is "highly leveraged to benefit from gold prices exceeding $1,350 per ounce."

Burkina Faso police use tear gas at protests against Senate

Police in Burkina Faso fired tear gas Saturday to disperse demonstrators protesting against the creation of a Senate, which they say will enable President Blaise Compaore to extend his 26-year rule. Brandishing posters that read "No to power for life" and "Enough is enough, go away", thousands of protestors descended into the streets of the capital Ouagadougou before jumping security barriers. Police responded with tear gas. A number of people were injured, according to opposition leader Zephirin Diabre, who did not give further details.

Football: Another away win keeps Burkinabe in World Cup race

Africa Cup of Nations runners-up Burkina Faso won away for the second time in seven days Saturday to keep alive hopes of a first World Cup appearance. A 38th-minute goal from Aristide Bance gave the 'Stallions' a 1-0 triumph in Pointe Noire over Congo Brazzaville, who have seen a six-point Group E lead at the start of June shrink to just a single point.

Charlton sign Burkina Faso midfielder Rouamba

LONDON (Reuters) - Charlton Athletic have signed Burkina Faso midfielder Florent Rouamba until the end of the season subject to a work permit, the English Championship (second division) club said on Thursday. Rouamba was a regular for his country in their surprise run to this year's African Nations Cup final where the Stallions beat Togo and Ghana before losing to Nigeria.

Football: CAF hails S.Africa for Africa Cup hosting

The African football governing body Monday congratulated South Africa for hosting a "largely successful" Africa Cup of Nations with record ticket sales organised in just a few months. "We are tremendously happy with the outcome. We had certain expectations and the LOC (Local Organising Committee) exceeded those expectations," said Confederation of African Football (CAF) secretary general Hicham El Amrani. Nigeria beat Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final in Soweto's Soccer City on Sunday.

Football: Africa Cup winners and losers

Runners-up Burkina Faso were among the success stories of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa while perennial title favourites Ivory Coast headed the list of losers after 'choking' yet again. WINNERS BURKINA FASO Qualifying for final defied logic considering 16 of the 23-man squad were at the 2012 tournament and made a timid first-round exit after three losses in a row. Take a bow, Belgian coach Paul Put, for an amazing transformation. CAF

Football: Put, Burkina leave S. Africa with heads held high

You have to be big when you lose and humble when you win -- so said coach Paul Put as Burkina Faso's incredible Africa Cup of Nations adventure finally came to a end. Sunday's gallant 1-0 loss in the final to Nigeria may not have delivered the title they had craved, but the Burkinabe left South Africa as major winners. And it was Put who masterminded the Stallions' transformation from no-hopers to beaten finalists.

Soccer-Burkina Faso should be proud of squad - beaten coach Put

By Mark Gleeson JOHANNESBURG, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso coach Paul Put saluted his squad for their performance in the competition after being beaten 1-0 by Nigeria in Sunday's African Nations Cup final at Soccer City. "Perhaps we were tired in the final but I don't want to make excuses," Put told reporters. "I saw my team fighting to the last minute - I'm very proud and all Burkinabe can be proud of these players.

Football: Africa Cup final - Nigeria 1 Burkina Faso 0

Result of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations final at Soccer City stadium Sunday: Nigeria 1 (Mba 40) Burkina Faso 0 afp
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