Stories about Burkina Faso from March, 2006
Voice in the Desert takes a trip back home to York (UK), hoping to be back in Burkina Faso after six weeks.
Le Pangolin writes (FR): “So long as we fail to entertain critiques of our destructive ways, we will always be dominated by the West. Imagine for a moment all Africans living in Europe creating investment funds; they could then purchase on [various] stock markets the very companies that determine the...
Under the Acacias has a report on access to water in rural Burkina Faso..”The lack of a ready source of clean water means either a walk – usually for the women – of several miles to the next pump – which will of course then be twice as crowded.”
Buying In, Selling Out or Scraping By: Francophone African Bloggers on Social Mobility and Education
School on Hold While Mom Scrapes By Carine. Courtesy Tony Katombe. Le Blog du Congolais shares (FR) the touching story of Carine, a 22 year-old from the DRC with an infectious smile who sells omelettes and doughnuts during school hours: Today I don't feel like eating Carine's omelettes. I can't...
Adventures of a Retired Armchair Traveller points to an article in the IPS. One cites some interesting statistics from Burkina Faso and Niger. She also points to a piece in the Washtington Times “Ethiopia's Trail of Tears”