Bayer Leverkusen Wins Bundesliga Title, Breaking Bayern Munich’s Long-Standing Dominance

LEVERKUSEN – In a historic victory, Bayer Leverkusen clinched the Bundesliga championship for the first time in the club’s 120-year history, defeating Werder Bremen 5-0 on Sunday.

According to Burkina Information Agency, This landmark win not only secures their first German league title but also ends Bayern Munich’s 11-year streak as champions. Edmond Tapsoba, from Burkina Faso, played a pivotal role in the victory, marking another significant achievement as the first Burkinabè to win a Bundesliga title. Leverkusen aims to continue their success in the ongoing Europa League competitions.

Iran Concludes Military Operation Against Israel, Maintains High Alert

TEHRAN – Iran has officially ended its recent military operation against Israel, but remains prepared to respond to any further conflicts, stated Mohammad Bagheri, the chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces.

According to Burkina Information Agency, Bagheri declared the operation a success and emphasized that while the immediate military actions have ceased, the forces remain vigilant and ready to act defensively against any potential Israeli aggression. The operation, named ‘Honest Promise,’ was reportedly in retaliation to Israeli attacks on Iranian interests, including a recent incident involving the Iranian consulate in Damascus.

Burkina Faso Launches Nationwide Professional Competitions with Enhanced Digital Access

OUAGADOUGOU – The Minister of State for Civil Service, Labor, and Social Protection, Bassolma Bazié, officially initiated the 2024 professional competitions on Sunday in Ouagadougou. This year’s session includes 160 competitions, half of which will be conducted online to accommodate connectivity challenges, and the remaining half in traditional formats across regional capitals.

According to Burkina Information Agency, over 42,000 candidates have registered for various vacancies through the e-competition platform, reflecting a high level of participation facilitated by the availability of multiple registration options. The government has committed to ensuring transparency and fairness in the competition process, with extensive logistical preparations to support candidates and manage the assessments effectively.

Relief Arrives Twice for Residents of Kantchari Amidst Terrorist Blockade

KANTCHARI – The commune of Kantchari has received vital supply deliveries on two separate occasions this month, aimed at alleviating the hardships faced by its residents due to ongoing terrorist activities.

According to Burkina Information Agency, five trucks filled with essential food supplies reached Kantchari on April 13, following a directive from the Burkinabe government. This second batch of aid came after an initial delivery by the World Food Programme on April 6, which distributed food to 600 households. These efforts provide crucial support to the community, which is situated near the Niger border and has been severely impacted by a terrorist blockade.

Burkinabè Security Forces Neutralize Terrorists and Capture Leader in Balavé

BANWA – In a significant counter-terrorism operation this weekend in the commune of Balavé, the 18th Rapid Intervention Battalion and local defense forces successfully neutralized several terrorists and arrested a key militant leader.

According to Burkina Information Agency, the combined security forces launched a proactive assault across various locales from Solenzo to Masso, and as far as Orowe, recovering numerous weapons, motorcycles, and other materials. The operation also led to the capture of a notorious terrorist leader known for his activities in the region, marking a major setback for terrorist operations in and around Balavé.