What is Ouagadougou known for?

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including traditional

football, basketball, and volleyball, is played by Ouagadougou inhabitants. There are sports tournaments and activities organized by the local authorities. There are a number of cultural and art venues, such as the Maison du Peuple and Salle des Banquets, in addition to performances of many genres of music, including traditional folk music, modern music, and rap (Hip hop music). Art and crafts Several international festivals and activities are organized

political studies

- Background Kafando was born in Ouagadougou. He attained a bachelor's degree in public law from the University of Bordeaux in 1969, and then a diploma in political studies in 1972 in Paris. He later gained a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in Political Science at the Sorbonne in 1990. He is married, and has one child. Held biennially in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital, the '''International Art and Craft

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on ), before colonialism, belonged to the Mosse chiefs. Considering it a sacred forest, many went there for traditional initiations or for refuge. The French colonists, disregarding its local significance and history, established it as a park in the 1930s. In 1985, renovations were done in the park. In January 2001, the park was renamed "Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo", meaning "the urban park of the forest of knowledge". Another notable park in Ouagadougou is the "L'Unité

contemporary independent

; The Moro-Naba Ceremony is still performed every Friday by the Moro-Naba and his court. The French made Ouagadougou the capital of the Upper Volta (French Upper Volta) territory (basically the same area as contemporary independent Burkina Faso) in 1919. In 1954 the railroad line from Ivory Coast reached the city. The population of Ouagadougou doubled from 1954 to 1960 and has been doubling since about every ten years. Geography Ouagadougou, situated

unique musical

250px Map of Burkina Faso thumb right 250px Ouagadougou (File:Ouagadougou city centre day.JPG), Capital of Burkina Faso This is a '''list of cities and towns in Burkina Faso'''. There is a National Museum of Music in Ouagadougou. Its collection is a few years old, beginning in 1998, but already has several hundred unique musical instruments. These include the ''balafon'' and ''bara (Bara (drum))''. '''Bobo

development efforts

of five Sub-Saharan cotton producing countries (Mali, Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Chad) that insist on the need for developed countries to reduce subsidies to their own farmers. "Just for the cotton season 2004-2005, Central and Western Africa are estimated to have a deficit of more than 220 billion FCFA (CFA franc), or more than 400 million dollars, worsening poverty by destroying development efforts", they declared in a common statement. * On a meeting in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) on 12 March 2005 in the margin of the 3rd days of the African Cotton Association (ACA), the Ministers for Agriculture of Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Chad launched an appeal to African governments and the international community for the installation of a rescue fund for the African cotton producers. They also request a time frame for the United States and the European Union to reduce and totally abandon subsidies to European and American cotton producers. The competition of American and European subsidized cotton means a "loss of earnings" of 200 billion CFA francs (more than 300 million euros) for African cotton producers. * WikiPedia:Ouagadougou Dmoz:Regional Africa Burkina_Faso Localities Ouagadougou Commons:Category:Ouagadougou

local arts

, it is held for 10 days in every even-numbered year. Artisans from all over Africa attend and sell their wares. *'''Village Artisanal of Ouagadougou''' (VAO). This outdoor "shopping mall" of local arts and crafts is a gem. You can buy there from a huge selection with far less hassle than on the street. It also features a shady café in the courtyard. *

service radio

tollfree fax hours price content BBC World Service radio broadcast in English and French in Ouagadougou on 99.2MHz FM. Go next WikiPedia:Ouagadougou Dmoz:Regional Africa Burkina_Faso Localities Ouagadougou Commons:Category:Ouagadougou


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Ouagadougou's primary industries are food processing and textiles. It is served by an international airport (Ouagadougou Airport), rail links to Abidjan in the Ivory Coast. There is no rail service to Kaya. There is a paved highway to Niamey, Niger, south to Ghana, and Southwest to Ivory Coast. Ouagadougou was the site of Ouagadougou grand market, one of the largest markets in West Africa, which burned in 2003 and has since been reopened. Other attractions include the National Museum of Burkina Faso, the Moro-Naba Palace (site of the Moro-Naba Ceremony), the National Museum of Music (National Museum of Music (Burkina Faso)), and several craft markets.

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