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GlaxoSmithKline asks for regulatory approval of malaria vaccine

Researchers at GlaxoSmithKline believe they have finally developed an effective vaccine for Malaria. Now they need government approval to finish and deploy the latest version.

Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali

Ouagadougou - The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army coordinator in Ouagadougou said."We have found the Algerian plane. The wreck has been located ...

Air Algerie Flight AH5017 reportedly crashes with 110 passengers, 6 crew

Air Algerie Flight AH5017, which had 116 people on board, has crashed, according to airline officials. The flight lost radio contact en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers.

Air Algerie plane with over 110 on board missing over Mali

Ouagadougou - An Air Algerie plane with more than 110 people on board including French and Spanish nationals went missing Thursday during a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, company sources and officials said.

Branded as witches, cleft lip children now see hope in Africa

Ouagadougou - Accused of witchcraft or sorcery, children with cleft lips or palates are often driven into hiding in several African countries, forced to live as outcasts unless they receive an early operation.In the Suka clinic in the Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougo...

Female genital mutilation a Western problem too Special

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) might not form part of the cultural spectrum of Europe or North America; it doesn't mean the phenomenon doesn't exist there. Both continents are home to hundreds of thousands of victims and potential victims.

UFO cult backs Africa's first clitoris restoration hospital

Ouagadougou - A UFO cult is behind Africa's first clitoral restoration hospital in Burkina Faso, set to open in March, which will offer a controversial surgery to victims of female genital mutilation.

Ethiopia in FIFA World Cup playoffs

Toronto - Billed as one of the surprise packages in the World Cup qualifying rounds, the high flying Ethiopian national team lived up to its expectations beating the Central African Republic 2-1 in neutral Congo Brazzaville to secure a World Cup playoffs berth.

Man caught smuggling 207 pounds of dried insects at UK airport

London - Officials at Gatwick Airport, south of London, have impounded “tens of thousands” of desiccated caterpillars, estimated to weigh some 207 pounds (94 kilograms), from a traveler who claimed they were for “food” and “personal consumption”.

Mandela is well and talking football

Johannesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma yesterday called in on the former anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg and found him “comfortable and relaxed watching television”.

Op-Ed: Journalists mostly unable to cover Mali conflict effectively

Bamako - While the French, together with Malian forces, have managed to retake much of the territory formerly occupied by rebels, there has been little coverage of what is happening from anywhere near the front.

French airstrikes kill 11 Malian civilians, including 3 children

French airstrikes against Islamist revolutionaries in Mali have killed scores of rebels as well as at least 11 innocent civilians.

Libya: Convoy of Gaddafi loyalists flee to Niger

News has been coming over the wires all day about a large convoy of Gaddafi forces, possibly hundreds of vehicles, arriving in neighboring Niger and some say heading for Burkina Faso.

Op-Ed: The Ivory Coast and the end of French colonialist connivance

France’s reputation for influence-peddling and widespread corruption in Africa is nobody’s secret, but Nicolas Sarkozy's reactions to the current electoral deadlock in the Ivory Coast indicate that France's shadowy African era may be coming to an end.

'People first' stressed on 20th Anniversary edition of HDR

New York - People are the real wealth, reiterates the 20th anniversary edition of Human Development Report (HDR) 2010. It also comes up with three new measures for discussing poverty and inequality.

North-Africa, ultimatum for the Sicilian in the hands of Al-Qaida

Alger - One day before the expiration of the ultimatum, the terrorist group ‘Al Qaeda in the Maghreb released an audio message by Sergio Cicala, the Sicilian abducted with his wife last December, in the desert of Mauritania, on the border with Mali.

Florida representative almost caught in coup

The embattled representative from the state of Florida, Alan Grayson found himself on the verge of being caught in a coup in Niger earlier this week.

Africa needs $65 billion to meet climate change

Salifou Sawadogo, Burkina Faso's environment minister, told a special forum on climate change Africa requires $65 billion to deal with the effects of global warming.

Guinea: Justice slow to come after soldiers go renegade

Guineans are coming forward with their stories of Sept. 28, the day the army brutalized protesters. Note: This story contains graphic content.

African Sickle-Cell Anemia Deaths Heighten By Vaccine Shortage

Despite readily available vaccines, death rate of sickle-cell anemia in African children remains to be a growing concern, researchers said Thursday.
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