Burkina Faso

See how the rest of the world lives, organized by income

What does it look like when someone in Sweden brushes their teeth or when someone in Rwanda makes their bed? Anna Rosling Rönnlund wants all of us to …

Income Inequality

Fifa accuse Chelsea of breaking transfer rules while signing 25 minor foreign players: Report

The number of such cases could rise as world football’s governing body continues to investigate the club’s transfers.<p>Chelsea Football Club has been …

Sports (India)

Chelsea accused in Fifa inquiry of breaking rules on signings of 25 minors

• Investigation relates to signing of foreign players aged under 18 • Chelsea face possible transfer ban from Fifa disciplinary committee • Club say they comply with Fifa regulations when recruiting players<p>Chelsea have been accused after an initial Fifa investigation of breaking the rules on the …

Soccer

Chelsea refute claims of transfer violations

9:10 PM GMT<p>Chelsea have refuted claims they may have breached transfer regulations when signing young players from overseas.<p>According to The …

Soccer

Review: In ‘A Ciambra,’ a Young Roma Boy Comes of Age

Sometimes at night, Pio (Pio Amato), a 14-year-old Roma boy living on the rough edge of the southern Italian town of Gioia Tauro, sees the specter of his grandfather’s horse wandering the streets. It goes without saying that Gioia Tauro, a beaten-down zone of poverty and petty crime, is no place …

The Arts

Tunisia regain top African spot in Fifa rankings

<b>Tunisia have replaced Senegal at the top of the Fifa rankings for Africa.</b><p>Both sides are going to this year's World Cup in Russia, with the Senegalese having ended 2017 as Africa's highest-ranked team.<p>But they have lost pole position after dropping one place to 24th in the global rankings while …

Africa

UK to pay extra £44.5m for Calais security in Anglo-French deal

Funds to be announced along with plans to revise Le Touquet accord on asylum seekers<p>Britain will pay £44.5m for extra security measures in France to prevent another refugee camp forming in Calais or any other Channel port, Theresa May is to announce.<p>The extra cash will go towards fencing, CCTV and …

India News

Islamists banned their music. Now Timbuktu is singing again

In 2012, jihadists took over the Malian city. After liberation, the threat is far from over – but artists are getting back on stage<p>Gold jewellery glinting, robes changing from blue to green under the lights, the diva of Timbuktu sang of Allah, salt mines and camels. Her audience sat silently around …

Africa

Africa highlights: Thursday 18 January 2018 as it happened - BBC News

Live Reporting<p>That's all from <b>BBC Africa Live</b> today. Keep up-to-date with what's happening across the continent by listening to the Africa Today podcast or check the BBC News website.<p>A reminder of today's wise words:<p>And we leave you with this picture of Ghanaian blogger Gillian Okyere:<p>Beauty blogger …

Africa

BAFANA UP THREE SPOTS IN WORLD RANKINGS

SOUTH Africa have moved up with three places up in the latest world rankings, released by FIFA on Thursday.<p>In the past rankings Bafana Bafana were …

News (South Africa)

Inside Princess Charlene's trip to her native Africa with Prince Albert

<b>Princess Charlene</b> of Monaco recently returned to her native Africa accompanied by her husband <b>Prince Albert</b>. The royal couple paid a "friendly and …

Royal Family

The World is a (Surprisingly) Safe Place to Travel

It’s barely a week old, but the new, four-level travel advisory system unveiled by the U.S. Department of State is already causing confusion and …

Kyrgyzstan

Africa: 78 Former U.S. Ambassadors Ask Trump to 'Reassess His Views'

The letter to President Trump from former U.S. ambassadors to Africa.<p><i>The White House on Tuesday night received a letter signed by 78 former</i> …

Africa

Terror probe in Ghana after 'explosives' arrests

A policeman stands guard on a road that leads to the headquarters of the Electoral Commission in Accra on December 8, 2016. Photo: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / …

Terrorism

Sahel zone: new operation to fight terrorism

Defense ministers from five countries in the Sahel region, as well as France, met in Paris in the latest push of joint anti-terrorism force in the …

World News

CHAN 2018: Tuesday Scores, Results, Standings and Updated Schedule

The fourth day of action at the 2018 African Nations Championship in Morocco was largely one to forget as just a single goal was scored in the two opening Group D clashes on Tuesday.<p>Junior Makiesse's 73rd-minute penalty was enough to see Congo to a 1-0 victory over Cameroon at the Stade Adrar in …

Soccer

Burkina Faso, Angola play out goalless draw

Angola and Burkina Faso played out a cagey 0-0 stalemate in Agadir as both sides began their African Nations Championship campaign with a …

Soccer

Fake medicines flourish in Africa despite killing thousands

File: Fake medicine continues to flourish in many African countries and thousands are dying as a result, with governments struggling to crack down on …

Africa

Cocoa Farming: The Key to Reversing Deforestation in West Africa

Co-authored by Alex Groome<p>The industrial chocolate industry is driving deforestation in West Africa on a devastating scale, according to recent articles published in The Guardian and Reuters. The Ivory Coast is the biggest victim—once 25% of the country was covered in rainforest, now less than 4% …

Agriculture

This Compilation Explores 'The Original Sound of Burkina Faso'

The music featured in Mr Bongo's compilation, <i>The Original Sound of Burkina Faso</i>, captures an exciting myriad of rich, unconventionally cosmopolitan …

Africa

CHAN 2018: Monday Scores, Results, Standings and Updated Schedule

Libya beat Equatorial Guinea in Group C of the 2018 African Nations Championship in Morocco, winning 3-0 in their opening encounter.<p>A brace from Saleh Taher and a late strike from Zakaria Alharash was enough for the Mediterranean Knights as they claimed the early top spot in the table.<p>Later, …

Soccer

Edible insects: Where to find the world's tastiest insects

<b>Edible insects are often portrayed as something of a sustainable superfood - an environmentally friendly alternative to livestock. But who is already eating them and do they actually taste any good?</b><p>Two men cloaked in tarpaulin and tied to one another by a thick rope are engulfed in a swarm of …

Second Sahel ‘G5’ anti-terror force mission begins

PARIS: Five Sahel countries — Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso — on Monday launched their second anti-Jihadist operation in the …

War

CHAN 2018: Angola and Burkina Faso play out goalless draw

<b>Angola and Burkina Faso both had to settle for a point as the opening Group D campaign at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) ended goalless.</b><p>Burkinabe forward Youssouf Kabore wasted a golden opportunity nine minutes from time as he beat the goalkeeper but could not force home.<p>Angola enjoyed …

Africa

WAFU Women’s Cup: Ghana call up 25 to camp

<i>Photo Credit: Ghana Soccernet</i><p>Twenty-five (25) players have been invited to the Black Queens camp as they begin preparations for the upcoming West …

Women's Soccer

After surviving the sea, migrants are risking death by snow and ice in the Alps

As night fell, Jean-Gabriel Ravary trudged through thick snow up the mountain pass of Col de l’Echelle separating France from Italy. After 42 years …

Italy

ISIS offshoot claims responsibility for deadly attack in Niger

DAKAR, Senegal — An Islamic State group offshoot is claiming it carried out the attack in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers and four Nigerien …

Terrorism

CHAN 2018: Sunday Scores, Results, Standings and Updated Schedule

Sudan beat Guinea in Group A, while Namibia shocked Ivory Coast in Group B of the 2018 African Nations Championship in Morocco on Sunday.<p>Zambia and Uganda were also in action, with the former getting the win to end the day as group leaders.<p>Here are the scores from all of Sunday's matches, along …

Soccer

Falcons: NFF to unveil coach next week, team to begin camping ahead of WAFU

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is set to unveil the long awaited Super Falcons head coach by next week, an official has said.<p>Bitrus Bewarang, …

Women's Soccer

Duarte eyes 'more success' after extending Burkina Faso contract

<b>Portuguese coach Paulo Duarte believes there is more to come after extending his contract with Burkina Faso until July 2019.</b><p>The 48-year-old, who took charge of the Stallions for a second spell in December 2015, helped Burkina Faso finish third at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.<p>Duarte's …

Soccer