Ouagadougou

What is Ouagadougou known for?


de football

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international art

within the municipality, such as FESPACO (Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou), which is Africa's largest festival of this type, SIAO (International Art and Craft Fair), FESPAM (Pan-African Music Festival), FITMO (International Theatre and Marionnette Festival) and FESTIVO. La Girafe (2004). Ouaga-ca-bouge. Retrieved 19 March 2006 from Ouagadougou au Burkina Faso <

- 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

and became the capital of the Mossi empire. The historical palace of the Moro Naaba is located in the middle of the city. *'''French Cultural Centre''', Proposes both local and imported concerts dance pieces and theatre. The bar restaurant there is a popular meeting spot. It also features an air-conditioned library where you can read newspapers and magazines. Located on the same road as the main post office *'''SIAO''' (International Art and Craft Festival) Africa's most prominent craft fair


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


successful created

cultural event on the African continent and it mostly focuses on the African film and African filmmakers. FESPACO starts two weeks after the last Saturday of February with the opening night in the Stade du 4-Août, which is the national stadium. It is hugely successful. Created in 1969, the Pan-African film and television festival of Ouagadougou has evolved into an internationally recognized and respected event in not only the African continent but in the world at large. ref name "


professional education

film award has been won by directors from Cameroon, Morocco, Mali, Ivory Coast, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Ghana and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Founded in 1974, the '''University of Ouagadougou''' is located in the area of Zogona in Ouagadougou. In 1995 a second campus for professional education known as University Polytechnique of Bobo (UPB) was opened in the city of Bobo Dioulasso and a third campus for teacher training in Koudougou in 1996. The UO consist of seven Training and Research Units (UFR) and one institute. Université De Ouagadougou (2004-2005). Les UFR et les Institutions. Université De Ouaga Retrieved on WikiPedia:Ouagadougou Dmoz:Regional Africa Burkina_Faso Localities Ouagadougou Commons:Category:Ouagadougou


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


year called

in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, is a center of social and cultural events for the country. Ouagadougou, is a major hub of activity for those involved in African cinema, and hosts a Pan-African film festival every year called FESPACO, the Pan-African film and television Festival of Ouagadougou, which is a world-renowned affair. Culture and art are further displayed at Laongo, an area of exposed granites where artists from the entire world are invited to sculpt on the rock. Burkina Faso (2006b). Sculptures de Laongo Burkina Faso Retrieved 04 12 2006 from Idrissa Ouedraogo , probably the most commercially successful African director, is from Burkina Faso. - 4. 20 June 2009 Stade du 4-Août, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso WikiPedia:Ouagadougou Dmoz:Regional Africa Burkina_Faso Localities Ouagadougou Commons:Category:Ouagadougou


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


international arts

, according to 2006 census. Concerning city management, the communes of Ouagadougou have made the decision to invest in huge projects. This is largely because Ouagadougou constitutes a 'cultural centre' by merit of holding the SIAO (International Arts and Crafts fair) and the FESPACO (Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou). Moreover, the growing affluence of the villages allow for such investment, and the population's rapid growth necessitates it. ref name "Com


past+involvement

Compaoré government's past involvement in arms trading and other sanctions-breaking activity. In addition to regional peace and stability, U.S. interests in Burkina are to promote continued democratization and greater respect for human rights and to encourage sustainable economic development. Although the Agency for International Development (USAID) closed its office in Ouagadougou in 1995, about $18 million annually of USAID funding goes to Burkina's development through non

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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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