Burkina Faso

Three Great Things that Happened in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2014

David Himbara | Posted 02.20.2015 | Canada Impact
David Himbara

Sub-Saharan Africa did not have a particularly good year. There were internal conflicts in South Sudan and Central African Republic. Nigeria's north and Kenya experienced considerable insecurity that led to loss of lives. But great things happened in Sub-Saharan Africa -- one new and two ongoing efforts -- a combination of which hold tremendous potential to empower and improve lives.

People Power in Burkina Faso Has Shaken up Africa's Autocrats

David Himbara | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada Politics
David Himbara

For millions of Africans, most of whom have lived under one ruler all their lives, developments in Burkina Faso have breathed a new life and hope into nascent democratic movement across Sub-Saharan Africa. The Burkina Faso's people power is bound to affect every other Sub-Saharan country in some way -- small or large, direct or indirect, proving that Africa is not preordained to remain under dictatorship forever.

Live Updates: Crash Of Air Algerie Flight AH5017

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada

Five Canadians were among those on board an Air Algerie flight that disappeared from radar over northern Mali on Wednesday night. The plane was car...

5 Canadians Aboard Missing Plane

CP | Brahima Ouedraogo And Sylvie Corbet, The Associated Press | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada

PARIS - French soldiers have secured a black box from the wreckage of an Air Algerie plane that went down in a desolate region of restive northern Mal...


AP | Aomar Ouali | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada

ALGIERS, Algeria — An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital that disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali carrie...


CBC | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada

An Air Algerie passenger plane has crashed with 116 people, including five Canadians, on board after losing radio contact on its route from Burkina ...

Are You One With Nature? Check Your Hands

Jason Tetro | Posted 07.18.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Last week an American team of researchers published a paper in which they looked at the microbial content of human hands. They not only found distinct differences in the bacteria between the two groups, but they were also able to identify quite possibly a new way to test for a truly natural being or a Westernized wannabe.

Green Hunger, Mothers' Hopes, and a Child's Cry for Peace in Burkina Faso

Rosemary McCarney | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada Impact
Rosemary McCarney

Just a few days ago I joined Canada's newly appointed Minister of International Cooperation, Julian Fantino on a trip to Burkina Faso in West Africa. Throughout this visit I was struck by many sights and sounds that will stay with me for a long time -- evidence of how the crisis is affecting lives, how people are coping, and what more needs to be done to avert a crisis from becoming an all-out catastrophe.