For the first time 3 military forces from 3 different countries are joining their strength to strike the terrorists’ positions located at Mali and Burkina Faso borders. This special operation is name Panga in a local language of Burkina meaning strength in English. Burkina and Mali armies supported by Barkhane forces were engaged in this odyssey against terrorists. This tripartite operation Panga is conceived to trap and take alive if possible terrorists and criminals who are squatting at the borders. Burkina army engaged 3 military companies strong of 580 men spread among companies Lion, Tiger and Touba. Those men got the support of an additional force from GFAT the anti-terrorists forces grouping based at Djibo and Nassoumbou.

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CATHOLICS,EVANGELISTS AND MUSLIMS’ LEADERS AND PRESIDENT KABORE BREAK THE FAST TOGETHER LAST THURSDAY .

It is 6.35 PM at Kossyam the presidential palace, the muezzin is calling the prayer. It is time to break the fast. Muslims, Catholics and evangelists leaders and President Roch marc Christian Kabore gathered to share the meal together. This meeting of different religious communities is an initiative of Kossyam personnel.

The communion of this evening here at Kossyam shows clearly the kind of Burkina Faso we Muslims in communion with all the other believers want today, tomorrow and forever for our current and future generation. Mr. President Thank you for having accepted to share with us in family. It is something that is very new in our country starting from Upper Volta to Burkina Faso. Said the Muslims’ community spokesman.

Roch Marc Christian Kabore mentioned the happiness of sharing with the Muslim community before wishing to receive all the blessings. President Kabore magnified also the inter-religious dialogue and recalled the imperial necessity of social cohesion in Burkina Faso.

I am very happy to break the fast with muslims but also I am happy to notice the presence of his eminency the cardinal Ouedraogo and Pastor Samuel Yameogo. And this is a witness that the inter-religious dialogue is a reality in Burkina Faso. It is a reality and the cardinal just quoted it. At the highest level of our religious communities, leaders are meeting, discussing on issues. As I use to say in Burkina Faso either we are Muslim or catholic, protestant nor believer of a traditional religion we met every day together for happy and sad events. I would like to congratulate this general availability and the mutual respect of our respective religions. I think that this is an important asset for us. Said Rock Marc Christian Kabore.

The President of Faso also congratulated the work done by Muslims’ community to fight against religious intolerance. Roc March Christian Kabore calls the community to keep on doing this work because for him Burkina Faso will be built only if real fraternity reigns over different religious communities.

After the release of the counter-expertise of the DNA of Thomas Sankara, we met the lawyer Benewende Sankara. He is also the president of UNIR\PS a party promoting Sankara’s ideology and the vice-president of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso.

The counter-expertise of Thomas Sankara DNA required by the late captain’s heirs and 11 other families has finally delivered its results. This 2nd result is without any big surprise and is confirming strongly the first DNA expertise done in laboratory in Marseille France republic on May 2015. Why a counter-expertise then?

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After the choppers Taiwan is back again hands full of gifts for Burkina armed forces. Gifts estimated closely to 260 millions local currency so about 400,000 euros. This donation is composed of bulletproof vests and 500 ballistic helmets. Here the ambassador of Taiwan Shen cheng Hong is giving the bulletproof jacket and helmet to Pale Naba Theodor the deputy chief of army staff.

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3 heads of states one goal: Stop desertification and drought in Africa. President Kabore from Burkina, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from Mali and Mahamadou Issoufou from Niger standing together with the purpose of overcoming desertification during the celebration of the international day against desertification and drought. In the international meeting room of Ouaga 2000 it wasn’t time for awareness but for action. After many hours of work time is up for the African experts in environment to launch an appeal from Ouagadougou.

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