Burkina Faso real-time news

Covid to displace more than a million across the Sahel, new tool predicts (source — www.theguardian.com) 11/08/2020 09:15:27

Software hailed as a ‘game-changer’ in providing early warning for humanitarian relief efforts as virus fuels conflictCoronavirus is predicted to push more than 1 million people from their homes acros...

‘I can't give in’: The Togolese nun caring for Aids patients amid Covid-19 (source — www.theguardian.com) 27/07/2020 10:30:47

NGO chief and Catholic sister Marie-Stella Kouak is no stranger to crisis, but fears a ‘catastrophic’ disruption of HIV/Aids drugsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDapaong is...

Perth dad's incredible survival story (source — www.9news.com.au) 09/05/2020 21:15:46

A father-of-four from Quinns Rocks recounts his horror ordeal with coronavirus – a nightmare which began just days into his mining swing in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

Perth dad's incredible COVID-19 survival story (source — www.9news.com.au) 09/05/2020 20:19:54

A father-of-four from Quinns Rocks recounts his horror ordeal with coronavirus – a nightmare which began just days into his mining swing in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

Perth father's incredible coronavirus survival story (source — www.9news.com.au) 09/05/2020 19:07:28

The Quinns Rocks father recounts his horror with coronavirus – a nightmare which began just days into his mining swing in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

Africans rush for chloroquine as virus tsunami looms (source — www.thesundaily.my) 01/04/2020 17:43:24

LIBREVILLE: Despite loud appeals for caution, Africans are rushing to embrace chloroquine, the venerable anti-malaria drug touted as a possible treatment for coronavirus.From hospitals in Senegal to p...

Triple jump star Zango's 1-2-3 of lockdown life (source — www.bbc.co.uk) 31/03/2020 20:49:47

How Burkina Faso's Hugues Fabrice Zango - who was hoping to be his country's first Olympic medallist at Tokyo 2020 - is changing his mentality to cope with the coronavirus lockdown.

Africa leads calls for debt relief in face of coronavirus crisis (source — www.theguardian.com) 25/03/2020 08:00:49

IMF and World Bank lend their support in bid to help poorest countries strengthen their health systemsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGovernment ministers across Africa hav...

Celebrities hit by the coronavirus (source — www.thesundaily.my) 23/03/2020 15:37:58

PARIS: Spanish tenor Placido Domingo and disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein (pix) have joined the growing list of the rich, famous and powerful hit by the coronavirus.Here is a roundup:Politic...

California goes on virus lockdown as Italy death toll overtakes China (source — www.thesundaily.my) 20/03/2020 09:56:22

LOS ANGELES: California was placed under lockdown in the most drastic step yet by a US state to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus as Italy surpassed China as the country with the most deaths from...

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