Tag Archives: Burkina Faso

Alarming 25 Countries Go Hungry

WASHINGTON – Poverty, conflict and political instability mean some one billion people went hungry this year, many of them children in Africa and Asia, according to the Global Hunger Index report released Monday. Out of 122 countries included in the

Dam spill floods kill 17 in Ghana

ACCRA (AFP) – At least 17 people have drowned in northern Ghana in recent weeks after nearby Burkina Faso opened spillway gates to dams following heavy rains, the country’s relief agency said on Friday. “As at yesterday, the death toll

Heavy Rains, Fierce Floods displace 350,000 in West Africa

Some 350,000 people in West Africa have been affected by serious flooding, the United Nations said Friday, noting that “significant” rainfall has lashed the region this year. “Since June, the rainy season has been more significant, there has been much

Arsenic poisoning water wells

OUAGADOUGOU, With signs that people are developing diseases linked to arsenic poisoning, the government said that it had turned off pumps to 11 deep-water wells in areas in the north of Burkina Faso. “People were coming to our health centres