) '' The '''Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou''' ('''Festival panafricain du cinéma et de la télévision de Ouagadougou''' or '''FESPACO''') is the largest African film festival, held biennially in Ouagadougou
, ''Radiodiffusion-Télévision Burkina'' (RTB). ''RTB'' broadcasts on two medium-wave (AM (Amplitude modulation)) and several FM (Frequency modulation) frequencies. Besides RTB, there are privately owned sports, cultural, music, and religious FM radio stations. ''RTB'' maintains a worldwide short-wave news broadcast (''Radio Nationale Burkina'') in the French
in West Africa Pendjari National Park is home to most of the typical game species of the western african savannahs. One of the rarest large mammals, which is still found in Pendjari, is the Northwest African cheetah (Northwest African Cheetah). However, the cat is very rare now even in the National Park. Sinsin B, Tehou AC, Daouda I, Saidou A. 2002. ''Abundance and species richness of larger mammals in Pendjari National Park in Benin.'' Mammalia 66(3):369-80. There were perhaps only 5-13 individulas left in the National Park, including neighboring W National Park in 2007. Belbachir, F. 2008. ''Acinonyx jubatus ssp. hecki.'' In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. . Downloaded on 02 September 2011. The lion population of Pendjari and adjacent W National Park comprises of about 100 animals and is possibly the largest in all of western or central Africa. As a special feature, almost all male lions of the Pendjari area carry no manes or at best very weak manes. Marjolein Schoe, Etotépé A. Sogbohossou, Jacques Kaandorp, Hans de Iongh: ''PROGRESS REPORT – collaring operation Pendjari Lion Project, Benin.'' Funded by the Dutch Zoo Conservation Fund, 2010. The value of the lion population gained additional importance, since a study indicated a genetic uniqueness of West African lion s compared to lions from southern or eastern Africa. Bertola et al. (2011). ''Genetic diversity, evolutionary history and implications for conservation of the lion (Panthera leo) in West and Central Africa''. Journal of Biogeography. Volume 38, Issue 7, pages 1356–1367. ''online link'' Originally, the endangered Painted Hunting Dog, ''Lycaon pictus'', has been found in Pendjari National Park; Rosie Woodroffe, Joshua Ross Ginsberg and David Whyte Macdonald. 1997 and in the adjacent Arli National Park in Burkina Faso, C. Michael Hogan. 2009 is considered as possibly locally extirpated. It has been considered extirpated, but a few animals were confirmed during a study in April 2000. Other larger carnivore species include leopard, spotted hyena, side-striped jackal, and African civet. Economy Markets, run primarily by women, are the center of the Baule local economy. Yams and some maize are the primary crops. They also export cocoa and koala nuts, using exploited migrant laborers (mostly from Burkina Faso) on local plantations. Crops such as maize, peppers, sweet potatoes, peanuts, tomatoes, manioc, and squash were introduced from the Americas during the Atlantic slave trade. They raise farm animals, like sheep, goats, dogs, and chickens. Their craft items and local produce are sold along with imported goods all over the world. However, many high-profile gaming publications panned the game, with common criticisms including frequent crashes, a poorly designed user interface, features that were either not implemented or apparently ineffective, and frequent implausible, nonsensical, and unexplained events occurring during the game (such as Poland declaring war on Burkina Faso for unclear reasons). A reviewer for GameSpy described ''SuperPower 2'' as "a bunch of pointless hand-waving (Handwaving) in a half-hearted attempt to pawn off a ponderous spreadsheet as a game", also stating that "...because the game is so devoid of personality, it's not even engaging as a way of experimenting with nightmare scenarios. There's nothing satisfying (Contentment) about taking control of the U.S. and changing it to a military dictatorship without freedom of speech or women's suffrage, only to see your political standing inch to the right and maybe your approval rating dip for a while." IGN was also critical of the game, giving it a score of 4.5 out of 10 and stating, among other things, that "The art of international war itself is conducted here according to principles that would make Sun Tzu burn his book (The Art of War) and restart life as a caterer (Catering)." Agricultural systems 250px thumb Agroforestry (File:Faidherbia albida.JPG) in Burkina Faso allows sorghum crop to be grown under native tree species, preserving biodiversity Agroforestry provides many examples of reconciliation ecology at work. In tropical agroforestry systems, crops such as coffee or fruit trees are cultivated under a canopy of shade trees, providing habitat for tropical forest species outside of protected areas.
title The World Factbook: Burkina Faso publisher CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) Directorate of Intelligence accessdate 2008-06-12 date 2008-05-15 (''Burkina Faso'') '''National
Campaign on Dalit Human Rights''' is an Indian non-party based secular platform with offices in 14 states of the country. The objectives of NCDHR are the following: (1) to hold the State accountable for all Human Rights violations committed against Dalits; (2) to sensitize civil society by raising visibility of the Dalit problem; and (3) to render justice to Dalit victims of discrimination and violence. Their manifesto declares that they mean to fight Casteism and discrimination
year gold and cotton constitute more than 70% of the country's exports and the prices of these commodities have fluctuated significantly in the past 10 years. The value of Burkina Faso's exports fell from $2.77 billion in 2011 to $754 million in 2012. Agriculture represents 32% of its gross domestic
the ministers for energy of twelve oil-producing countries of the African continent, and examined the means necessary to fight the pollution of the Mediterranean and African coasts by hydrocarbons. * Benin: On 1 June, the "National Day of the Tree", instituted in 1985, Fatiou Akplogan, minister for agriculture, invited each Beninese to plant a tree to limit the effects of desertification. * Environmental education: opening in Ouagadougou of the Planet'ERE forum devoted
44–51 accessdate 2008-05-04 Spider web silk covers small holes in the gourds to produce a buzzing sound and antelope sinew and leather are used for the fastenings. The instrument is played with rubber-headed wooden mallets. Gaddafi ran a school near Benghazi called the World Revolutionary Center (WRC). A notable number of its graduates have seized power in African countries. Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso and Idriss Déby of Chad were graduates of this school, and are currently in power in their respective countries. Gaddafi trained and supported Charles Taylor (Charles Taylor (Liberia)) of Liberia, Foday Sankoh, the founder of Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front, and Jean-Bédel Bokassa, the Emperor of the Central African Empire.
66(3):369-80. There were perhaps only 5-13 individulas left in the National Park, including neighboring W National Park in 2007. Belbachir, F. 2008. ''Acinonyx jubatus ssp. hecki.'' In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. . Downloaded on 02 September 2011. The lion population of Pendjari and adjacent W National Park comprises of about 100 animals
''. The internationally known filmmakers such as Ouedraogo, Kabore, Yameogo, and Kouyate make popular television series. Sports thumb right Burkina Faso national football team (File:Burkina team.png) in white playing a football match. Sport in Burkina Faso is widespread and includes football (soccer), basketball, cycling, Rugby union, handball, tennis, athletics, boxing and martial arts. Football is very popular in Burkina Faso, played both professionally
about 25% of the population, with their largest concentration in urban areas. Few Burkinabé have had formal education. Schooling is, in theory, free and compulsory until the age of 16, but only about 54% of Burkina's primary school-age children are enrolled in primary school due to the relatively great expenses of school supplies and school fees and the opportunity costs of sending a child who could earn money for the family to school. The University of Ouagadougou, founded in 1974
'''Burkina Faso''' ( in size. It 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. Its capital is Ouagadougou. As of 2014, its population was estimated at just over 17.3 million.
Formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta, the country was renamed (Geographical renaming) "Burkina Faso" on 4 August 1984 by then-President Thomas Sankara. Residents of Burkina Faso are known as ''Burkinabè'' ( ). French is an official language of government and business.
Before the conquest of what is now Burkina Faso by the French and other colonial powers during the late 19th century the country was ruled by various ethnic groups including the Mossi kingdoms (Mossi Kingdoms). After gaining independence from France in 1960, the country underwent many governmental changes. Today it is a semi-presidential (Semi-presidential system) republic. Blaise Compaoré was the most recent president and ruled the country from 1987 Tens of thousands attend Burkina Faso protest, Protesters voice opposition to referendum that would allow Blaise Campaore to extend his presidential term, Reuters, Last updated: 01 Jun 2014 01:34. until he was ousted from power by the popular youth upheaval of 31 October 2014. Violent Protests Topple Government in Burkina Faso, BBC.