Burkina Faso http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27159/all en Soccer-Burkina Faso earn a point with last kick of the game http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/soccer-burkina-faso-earn-point-last-kick-the-game <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso equalised with the last kick of the game to force a 1-1 draw with Nigeria and leave all four teams in Group C equal on one point from their opening games at the African Nations Cup after hosts Zambia drew 1-1 with Ethiopia earlier.</p> <p>Nigeria appeared to have done enough to secure a laboured win thanks to an opportunist 23rd-minute goal from Emmanuel Emineke who reacted faster than the defenders to a clever flick from Brown Ideye.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/soccer-burkina-faso-earn-point-last-kick-the-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Burkina Faso Jonathan Pitroipa Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:30:16 +0000 5737448 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-UPDATE 1-Soccer-Burkina Faso eliminate champions Zambia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-soccer-burkina-faso-eliminate-champions-nigeria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Fixes headline)</p> <p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso struck a double blow at the African Nations Cup on Tuesday by securing a surprise top place in Group C and eliminating holders Zambia from the competition after a goalless draw in Nelspruit.</p> <p>A solid, defensive performance held at bay all that an increasingly desperate Zambia could throw at them and, combined with Nigeria's win over Ethiopia in Rustenburg, means Zambia will play no further part in the tournament.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-soccer-burkina-faso-eliminate-champions-nigeria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Economic Community of West African States Republics Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:00:52 +0000 5741200 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Pitroipa goal gives Burkina Faso a date with Ghana http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/football-pitroipa-goal-gives-burkina-faso-date-ghana <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Burkina Faso qualified for the semi-finals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Sunday by pipping Togo 1-0 after extra time.</p> <p>The Stallions face four-time champions Ghana here on Wednesday while two-time title-holders Nigeria tackle Mali in the other semi-final in Durban.</p> <p>Burkina Faso broke the deadlock through the lively Jonathan Pitroipa on 105 minutes when he nodded a corner beyond surprised goalkeeper Kossi Agassa and into the net.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/football-pitroipa-goal-gives-burkina-faso-date-ghana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Association football Burkina Faso Football in France AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 21:45:32 +0000 5744816 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Pitroipa goal gives Burkina Faso a date with Ghana http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/football-pitroipa-goal-gives-burkina-faso-date-ghana-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Burkina Faso qualified for the semi-finals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Sunday by pipping Togo 1-0 after extra time.</p> <p>The Stallions face four-time champions Ghana here on Wednesday while two-time title-holders Nigeria tackle Mali in the other semi-final in Durban.</p> <p>Burkina Faso broke the deadlock through the lively Jonathan Pitroipa on 105 minutes when he nodded a corner beyond surprised goalkeeper Kossi Agassa and into the net.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/football-pitroipa-goal-gives-burkina-faso-date-ghana-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Association football Burkina Faso Football in France AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 22:00:49 +0000 5744823 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Burkina Faso beat Ghana 3-2 on penalties - result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-ghana-1-burkina-faso-1-african-nations-cup-fulltime-scor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso beat Ghana 3-2 on penalties - African Nations Cup semi-final result (Ghana 1 Burkina Faso 1 after extra time).</p> <p>At Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit</p> <p>Scorers:</p> <p>Ghana: Solomon Wakaso 13pen</p> <p>Burkina Faso: Aristides Bance 60</p> <p>Red card: Jonathan Pitroipa (Burkina Faso) 117</p> <p>Halftime: 1-0; Fulltime: 1-1</p> <p>Penalties:</p> <p>Isaac Vorsah Ghana missed 0-0</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-ghana-1-burkina-faso-1-african-nations-cup-fulltime-scor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Economic Community of West African States Florent Rouamba French West Africa Jonathan Pitroipa Labor Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:45:30 +0000 5748100 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Burkina Faso reach final with shootout win over Ghana http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-burkina-faso-reach-final-shootout-win-over-ghana <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso reached the African Nations Cup final for the first time with a dramatic 3-2 penalty shoutout win over Ghana on Wednesday after their semi-final ended 1-1 following extra time.</p> <p>They clinched the victory after Emmanuel Agyemang Badu missed Ghana's third penalty after a weak shimmy and shot.</p> <p>The Burkinabe will be without the influential Jonathan Pitroipa in Sunday's final against Nigeria after he was sent off three minutes from the end of extra time for a second yellow card.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-burkina-faso-reach-final-shootout-win-over-ghana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Economic Community of West African States Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:45:40 +0000 5748165 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Burkina Faso reach final with shootout win over Ghana http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-soccer-burkina-faso-reach-final-shootout-win-over-ghan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds byline, details)</p> <p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso reached the African Nations Cup final for the first time with a dramatic 3-2 penalty shoutout win over Ghana on Wednesday after their semi-final ended 1-1 following extra time.</p> <p>They clinched the victory after Emmanuel Agyemang Badu missed Ghana's third penalty after a weak shimmy and shot.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-soccer-burkina-faso-reach-final-shootout-win-over-ghan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Burkina Faso Football in Ghana Jonathan Pitroipa Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:00:26 +0000 5748182 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 1-Soccer-Nigeria and Burkina Faso set up battle for African crown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/wrapup-1-soccer-nigeria-and-burkina-faso-set-battle-african-cro <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mike Collett</p> <p>DURBAN, South Africa, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Rampant Nigeria and impressive Burkina Faso will meet in the final of the African Nations Cup at Soccer City on Sunday after two highly dramatic if contrasting semi-final victories on Wednesday.</p> <p>Nigeria pulverised Mali 4-1 in Durban with the most accomplished showing of any team in the tournamnent so far, hammering in three goals before halftime.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/wrapup-1-soccer-nigeria-and-burkina-faso-set-battle-african-cro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Burkina Faso Football in Belgium Football in Nigeria Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:16:03 +0000 5748272 at http://www.globalpost.com Child miners pay the price in Burkina Faso's gold rush http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140326/child-miners-pay-the-price-burkina-fasos-gold-rush <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Perched on the edge of a mine shaft, Joel Sawadogo, 13, readies the fragile plastic lamp strapped to his forehead with an elastic band as he prepares to lower himself into the darkness.</p> <p>He is one of hundreds of children and young people working at the Nobsin mines, about an hour's drive from Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou, who every day risk their lives in the search for gold in the impoverished west African nation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140326/child-miners-pay-the-price-burkina-fasos-gold-rush" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Disaster Economic Community of West African States French West Africa Labor AFP Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:27:46 +0000 6105019 at http://www.globalpost.com