Only seven world leaders held office longer than Burkina Faso's president Blaise Compaoré before his ouster late last week, following chaotic protests in the capital city of Ouagadougou, when protesters set the parliament on fire before the Burkinabé military.
"Architecture is much more than art. And it is by far more than just building buildings." Meet award-winning architect Diébédo Francis Kéré from Burkina Faso in this interview about his architectural philosophy.
When I first walked into Starting Out: 9 Abstract Painters 1958-1971, I didn't immediately remember that the pristine space on Fifth Avenue was the site of an raucous opening I had attended decades ago for a 40th Anniversary Exhibition -- where Larry Rivers was present.
In Burkina Faso, dancer Salimata Wologem fills the room when she moves. Whatever the choreography, the forcefulness of her dancing depicts an individual conquering the limitations of space and society.
Judging from the gains made by both Al Shabab and Boko Haram over the past year, the CAR and its neighbors should be concerned.
At this year's Dubai International Film Festival, I had the privilege of sitting with Mahamat-Saleh Haroun for a talk.
Sustained anti-government rallies in Thailand, Ukraine, and Venezuela have captured the attention of millions. But large pro-democracy demonstrations in Burkina Faso last month largely escaped the Western media's radar.
CRS is reaching around 80,000 children in Mali with this food. Children can count on a hot meal of rice, peas and vegetable oil every day at school. When your family is struggling for food, this is an absolute treasure.
This kind of work -- building up frontline health workers and the systems that support them -- is a prerequisite for producing sustainable improvements in health.
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Lalabu: It's a hip new baby carrier brand inspired by the African style of holding and transporting babies on the mother's back. Lalabu is also a person.
It may seem hard to imagine, but one out of every three people in the world today does not have access to a decent toilet. Instead, many people in poor countries are left with no choice but to relieve themselves in open spaces, rivers or fields that drain into de facto local water sources.
What struck me first on arriving in Burkina Faso wasn't the dust, the heat or the poverty. It was the welcome.
Typically, the patterned coverage about Africa includes grim statistics about starving children coupled with archetypical images of sullen young faces and swollen bellies. We're not going to focus on painting that dire portrait this time.
I recently went on a trip to multiple locations in Africa, where I learned that although I can't save the world, I can help save one life.
A year after the worst drought in 60 years sent 13.3 million people in the Horn of Africa into crisis, we are now facing a rising threat of crisis in the Sahel -- an arid belt that stretches from Senegal through Niger and Burkina Faso to Chad.