Burkina Faso

Flag of Burkina FasoBurkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa. It covers an area of around 274,200 square kilometres (105,900 sq mi) and is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north; Niger to the east; Benin to the southeast; Togo and Ghana to the south; and Ivory Coast to the southwest. The July 2018 population estimate by the United Nations was 19,751,651. Burkina Faso is a francophone country, with French as the official language of government and business. Roughly 40% of the population speaks the Mossi language. Formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta (1958–1984), the country was renamed "Burkina Faso" on 4 August 1984 by then-President Thomas Sankara. Its citizens are known as Burkinabé. Its capital is Ouagadougou.
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Crisis, conflict, security

  • The Africa Center is a U.S. Department of Defense institution established and funded by Congress for the study of security issues relating to Africa and serving as a forum for bilateral and multilateral research, communication, training, and exchange of ideas involving military and civilian participants. Its mission is to advance African security by expanding understanding, providing a trusted platform for dialogue, building enduring partnerships, and catalyzing strategic solutions.Africa Center for Strategic Studies
  • Provides the current travel advice of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Dutch). Reisadviezen Rijksoverheid (Dutch)

Development

  • This website provides access to the open data of official development aid projects and programmes in IATI format, started after January 2015 and executed by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland – RVO.nl). These projects are commissioned and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Netherlands Enterprise Agency aiddata
  • At this transparency portal you can find every development cooperation activity supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2010. The portal enables you to find the activities in specific countries or regions, in sectors or by receiver organisation. This platform extracts the raw IATI data published by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the IATI registry, and presents it in an easy-to-use web interface. It does not alter or interpret the data in any way.Dutch Foreign Affairs open aid data
  • The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development provides information about (their relations with and projects in) countries in Africa.German Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Blogging platform with guest post about Africa. This category is about development issues. The content is shared with partner platforms such as The Guardian African Network, Christian Science Monitor and the European Centre for Development Policy Management. Africa on the Blog
  • The Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC) is an independent, international platform. Its mission is to promote regional policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people in the Sahel and West Africa.OECD Sahel and West Africa Club
  • The overarching objective of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction.African Development Bank Group

Food, water, land and health

  • The Land Book presents comprehensive country and thematic pages with linked open data on land governance from diverse sources around the world.Landportal landbook
  • UNFPA works in more than 150 countries and territories that are home to the vast majority of the world’s people. Its mission: to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. This website provides data on population, pregnancy, birth, health and more.UN Population Fund
  • Part of the World Health Organization's website, with statistical information, health profiles, WHO collaboration,  mortality and burden of disease, nutrition and risk factors. UN World Health Organization
  • The Global Health Observatory theme pages provide data and analyses on global health priorities. Each theme page provides information on global situation and trends highlights, using core indicators, database views, major publications and links to relevant web pages on the theme.WHO Global Health Observatory
  • African Health Stats is an innovative data site that allows you to chart, map and compare key health indicators across all 55 African Union member states. All data is taken from officially-recognised international sources.African Health Stats
  • UNAIDS is leading the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.UN Aids
  • Free online database and additional resources of health and human rights law.Health and Human Rights resources
  • The UN World Health Organisation regional offices in Africa. WHO Regional Offices in Africa
  • The African Union Center for Disease Control and prevention.Africa CDC
  • The DHS Program provides decision makers and program managers with the information necessary to plan, monitor and evaluate population, health, and nutrition programs.USAID Democratic and Health Surveys

Other data and statistics

  • UNCTADSTAT country profiles are selections of key economic statistics by country. They include a wide range of internationally comparable indicators allowing users to compare statistics across countries. The maritime profiles provide a basic snapshot of a country's situation regarding maritime transport and international trade, facilitating convenient cross-country comparisons.UNCTAD statistics maritime profiles
  • The Global Slavery Index provides a map, country by country, of the estimated prevalence of modern slavery, together with information about the steps each government has taken to respond to this issue. This information allows an objective comparison and assessment of both the problem and adequacy of the response in 167 countries.Global Slavery Index

Publications

  • Compiled by John Rennison (University of Vienna).Koromfe - English/French/German Dictionary
  • Thomas Sankara, a former leader of Burkina Faso (1983-1987) with books, films, speeches, interviews and articles (in French, English, German, Spanish and Italian). Thomas Sankara Website
  • EADI, the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes, is the leading European network in the field of development research and training. The EADI Research Monitor is a publication database for development research.EADI Research Monitor
  • Science Magazine website.Science Magazine
  • A list of free, Africa-related journals, provided by the ASCL Library.Free Africa-related journals

News about Burkina Faso

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04/01/2020 - 01:17
Thibault Fornier lives in an ex-French colony, but is enamoured with...
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03/31/2020 - 19:49
How Burkina Faso's Hugues Fabrice Zango - who was hoping to be his...
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03/31/2020 - 13:59
Following other countries' leads, Burkina Faso is beginning to use...
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03/31/2020 - 06:37
[The New Humanitarian] Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso -'Armed violence has...
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03/30/2020 - 02:01
Countries: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, China, Jordan, Lebanon, occupied...
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03/27/2020 - 16:16
[Plan International] Violence and inter-communal conflict which has...
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03/27/2020 - 11:35
Countries: Burkina Faso, Mali Source: International...
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03/25/2020 - 18:39
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