Burkina: the firepower of the army got the better of many terrorists this Saturday (updated at 8 p.m.)

The Combatant Forces engaged on several fronts, inflicted numerous losses on the terrorists this Saturday and destroyed important logistics belonging to them, the AIB learned from security sources.

In Nassoumbou, after the defeat suffered yesterday, terrorists of the terrorist group said to support Islam and Muslims who came as reinforcements at night were spotted by surveillance and combat vectors, before being neutralized.

Those who tried to hide in the hamlets suffered the same fate.

Saturday afternoon, another group which left its mark to take refuge in Nassoumbou, passed from life to death.

In the Mangodara area, the Combatant Forces now have pressure on several lodges. Terrorists and their sanctuaries have been annihilated.

In the Tambi Kaboré park, the FDS and the VDP raked wide, picking up dozens of terrorists who died of starvation. One of the survivors gave an edifying account of their suffering.

Also this Saturday, two terrorist groups crossed paths together. It was at this precise moment that lightning struck them causing many deaths.

It should also be noted that the town of Sollé was supplied yesterday Friday and the terrorists who tried to attack the convoy were killed.

Military authorities ask the lost to choose between laying down their arms and dying.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Water and sanitation: Journalists commit to better access for populations

Journalists and communicators got involved on Saturday during a workshop, initiated by the network of African Journalists' Initiatives for Cooperation and Development (IJACOD) in partnership with the NGO Wateraid, to support the actions of the Transitional government for better access to water, hygiene and sanitation for the populations.

"The general objective of the workshop is to inform journalists about the commitments of the government of the Political Transition of Burkina Faso, in order to set up a platform for democratic dialogue of questioning and accountability", suggested the Executive Secretary of the Network of African Journalists' Initiatives for Cooperation and Development (IJACOD), Jean Victor Ouédraogo.

For him, this workshop aims to facilitate the effectiveness of rights of access to water, hygiene and sanitation in Burkina Faso.

Mr. Ouédraogo was speaking on Saturday in Ouagadougou, at the end of a 48-hour information and exchange workshop, for the benefit of journalists and communicators on the effectiveness of rights of access to water, hygiene and sanitation for the population.

According to him, these two days of reflection allowed the participants to have useful knowledge for better access to information, but also and above all, to formulate strong actions for campaigns of questioning, accountability and education so that people enjoy their right of access to water, recognized by the Constitution.

To this end, Jean Victor Ouédraogo indicated that the members of the network are committed, among other things, to monitoring the implementation of the government's commitments through the production of quality press articles on drinking water, hygiene and sanitation.

"This is why I would like to make a strong appeal to Wateraid, the government and other partners, for substantial support in the implementation of the recommendations and strong actions identified by the participants in this workshop", he said. He wishes.

Wateraid Country Director Eric Mamboué recalled that according to figures from the 2021 performance report for the environment, water and sanitation sector, sanitation access rates increased from 19.8% in 2016 to 26.8% in 2021.

“With regard to access to drinking water, the access rate has increased from 72.4% in 2016 to 76.2% in 2021 with disparities on the territory. These figures challenge us to greater commitment and action,” Mr. Mamboué invited.

The Country Director of Wateraid also lamented the fact that Burkina Faso has not yet achieved the Sustainable Development Goals, like many other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Eric Mamboué said to reaffirm WaterAid's commitment to work with journalists and the media, in order to facilitate the effectiveness of universal access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services.

It should be noted that the Transition government intends to drill 500 solar-powered boreholes by December 2023 to further relieve vulnerable populations

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Supply of Titao and Sollé: populations in joy

At least 125 trucks and around forty motorcycle taxis, loaded with food and various items, have supplied Titao and Sollé by land in recent days, arousing great joy among populations.

It was around 3 p.m. on Thursday March 30, 2023 that the first vehicles of the supply convoy set foot on Titao.

It was in an atmosphere of jubilation that they were welcomed by the inhabitants.

Immediately, jumbo jets and motorcycle taxis loaded with food and miscellaneous items began to unload their cargoes under the gaze of the people.

“This is the first time that a supply convoy has been so fast. Less than 4 hours of road between Ouahigouya and Titao since December 2021, it is a record”, rejoiced a witness on the spot.

For AB, a resident of the city, it is a real joy. “I am very proud of the efforts that have been made by the FDS and the VDP. I address my thanks to the governors and to all those who worked to set up the convoy. They really fought.”

As for KS, another resident, there is reason to praise God: “We thank God for this grace that the convoy has arrived safely,” she confided.

After Titao, part of the convoy set off the next day, March 31, 2023, towards Sollé, about forty kilometers to the north.

There too, according to witnesses on the spot, it was with joy that the populations welcomed the convoy.

The convoy of trucks, motorcycle taxis and motorcycles supported by units of the defense and security forces and volunteers for the defense of the homeland deployed on the ground, returned empty, to Ouahigouya, on the evening of Saturday 1st April 2023.

The last supply of products by land from Titao and Sollé dates back to January 20 and 23, 2023 respectively.

The province of Loroum is going through a difficult security situation that is about to be resolved.

The Combatant Forces, which are hard at work to liberate the province from terrorist pressure, are developing initiatives to supply the locality with food and other basic necessities.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Boulsa: Civil society organizations in Nametenga support the transition

Members of the Mouvement force vive du Namentenga (MFVN) organized, on Saturday in Boulsa, in the province of Namentenga, Center-North region, a meeting to support the transition, but also to interpellate him on the question of the development of the province.

According to the Secretary General of the MFVN, Ousmane Korgo, the demonstration aimed to show the solidarity of the population with the government, the Defense and Security Forces (FDS), the Volunteers for the Defense of the Homeland (VDP) engaged in the fight against terrorism.

He said that it was also a question of inviting the government to look into the security system in the province, to provide the Movement's support for the war effort and to comfort the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). of the province.

As a contribution, the movement offered 100,000frs to IDPs, 100,000frs to VDPs and 300,000frs as a contribution to the war effort.

The SG recalled that all eight provincial communes were attacked and that the human victims as well as the material damage were significant.

Ousmane Korgo noted that the Armed Terrorist Groups (GAT) are currently at the gates of the six sectors in the commune of Boulsa.

For his part, the president of the communal youth council, Sawadogo Jean Paul asked the youth of the area to leave the ranks of the GAT and lay down their arms.

The representative of customary leaders, Naba Guignpoolé de Saongo, meanwhile, transmitted the commitments made by the President of Faso in favor of Namentenga.

The demonstration was supported by the collective of Pan-Africanist movements strongly represented on this occasion and which offered a drill to the province.

On the occasion, the leader of the collective of pan-Africanist movements, Mohamed Sinon challenged the youth on the importance of pan-Africanism.

The Mouvement force vive du Namentenga (MFVN) was created on February 26, 2023 with the aim of supporting the authorities in the fight against terrorism in the province.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Burkina: an Islamic State strongpoint neutralized in Oursi

The FDS and the VDP neutralized terrorists who disturbed the tranquility of the peaceful populations of Kantchari (East). Weapons and vehicles were seized.

In the Oursi area, it is a stronghold of the Islamic State terrorist group in the greater Sahel that has been eliminated.

The strikes are also continued this Sunday in the headquarters of the terrorist group said to support Islam and Muslims (GSIM), in the area of Nassoumbou.

The aerial vectors fired on the groups of assailants.

The survivors who have taken refuge at the border have the ground forces hot on their heels.

High-precision strikes reduced to ashes several terrorists between Yirgou and Silmangué in the Center-North.

According to the military authorities, the reconquest of the territory and stability is a no return because the operations will intensify from day to day.

The lost still have time to lay down their arms or perish for sure, warn the same sources.

Source: Burkina Information Agency