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· December, 2007

Stories about Burkina Faso from December, 2007

Burkina Faso and the Hajj

QuophyBlogeur writes about the perils of Burkinabe muslims [FR] making the pilgrimage to Mecca: “Fortunately Allah is merciful enough to tolerate the late arrival of poor pilgrims at the mercy...

Burkina Faso Soon a Biofuel Producer

Last month, Burkina Faso and the French company AgroEd signed a framework agreement for developing a biofuels industry. Netizens express their skepticism about whether Burkina can become a competitive producer...

West Africa: The four Cameroonian historical myths

Today, we are taking a tour of the West African blogosphere. Bloggers from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and Nigeria are discussing children's books, historical myths, the military and politics.

The troubled pasts of Burkina Faso

The United Nations Development Programme recently released its 2007/2008 Human Development Index. Burkina Faso dropped from the world’s fourth poorest country to its second poorest. Burkina Mom found it sadly...

Togo: Kangi Alem announces residency for young francophone writers

Kangi Alem announces an artists’ residency [Fr] in Lome for young francophone African writers.

Burkina Faso: What Causes Corruption?

Babilown posts a video [Fr] where the head of an NGO in Ouagadougou describes corruption in Burkina Faso and its causes, while another discusses the situation in Brazil.

The hazards of journalism in West Africa

In a country whose name means “the land of upright people,” accounts of corruption will always find their way into Burkina Faso’s media. In this country with proud history of...

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