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

Development

  • The Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) is responsible for designing European international cooperation and development policy and delivering aid throughout the world.EC International 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

  • Focus on Land in Africa (FOLA) is an educational resource for development practitioners and policy makers that explores how land and natural resource rights affect, and are effected by, development in Africa. Focus on Land in Africa
  • 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
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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

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Violence in the region left just under one million people displaced...
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[RFI] Fourteen civilians, including many schoolchildren, have died...
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[RFI] President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré has declared two days of...
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