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Gildas Da

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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About Gildas
Gildas Da is a journalist based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Bambara French
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Burkina Faso: Traditional Leaders Preach Peace

06 Mar 2024  |  voaafrique.com
Burkina Faso has been under terrorist attack for nearly a decade, fighting to regain full control of its territory. One of the hardest-hit regions is the Sahelian zone of Burkina Faso. In this area, as in many others, traditional and customary leaders are at the forefront of promoting coexistence and cohesion in the hope of a return to peace.

Burkina: Meeting with Internally Displaced Persons and Football Fans

06 Feb 2024  |  Voice of America
The Africa Cup of Nations football tournament is reaching its final stages in Côte d'Ivoire, with fans experiencing intense emotions. This includes internally displaced persons in Burkina Faso, who, despite their circumstances, are following the event with passion. A correspondent in Ouagadougou visited these football enthusiasts to capture their experiences.

The Stallions of Burkina Faso, a factor of social cohesion

17 Jan 2024  |  voaafrique.com
The Africa Cup of Nations started last weekend in the Ivorian capital. Among the many teams present is Les Etalons, the national team of Burkina Faso, which, during these difficult times the country is facing, serves as a factor of social cohesion and an element of resilience.

Musicians and Soldiers, They Sing to Motivate the Troops

01 Oct 2023  |  Voice of America
In Burkina Faso's fight against terrorism, defense and security forces, including military, gendarmes, and police, have been on the front lines since 2015. Beyond traditional weapons, music has become a tool to honor and motivate these personnel. Correspondent Gildas Da highlights a gendarme and a soldier who use their musical talents to inspire courage and dedication among their comrades.

In the morning of January 23, 2022, shots rang out in military camps in Ouagadougou. It is the beginning of the coup d'etat which will bring down Roch Kabore.

A few kilometers from Ouagadougou, a young lady treats the sick by mystical methods. In Rakiss, the village where she treats, the sick arrive by the hundreds hoping to be cured

(Aïcha part 2) After the report on the young girl injured by bullets, pro-power activists tried in vain to question the veracity of the facts. The military in power reacted quickly by ensuring the hospitalization of the young girl who received full care.

(Aïcha, part 1) A young girl from a poor family shot in the January 2022 coup, Aïcha lived with the bullet in her lung. While the perpetrators of the coup had claimed that there had been neither death nor injury.

Seytenga is located in the area of ​​the 3 borders, one of the most dangerous areas due to terrorist groups. In 2022 the gendarmerie and the municipality of Seytenga were attacked. more than 100 civilians were killed. The attack lasted more than 11 hours.

Solhan is to date the locality which has suffered the biggest massacre of civilians since the beginning of the terrorist attacks in Burkina. In June 2021 more than 160 people were killed without the army being able to intervene.

Great report produced in Mangodara in western Burkina. Mangodara is a town seriously affected by terrorism with repeated attacks. Entire villages have been emptied, the army and volunteers for the defense of the homeland are trying to facing the threat.


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