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of Burkina Faso to Senegal, Mauritania, Guinea, Cape Verde, and Gambia. She is also involved in many associations like the Jurist Women's Association of Burkina Faso. '''Ouagadougou''' (pronounced: ''WA-ga-DOO-goo'') is the capital of Burkina Faso and the nation's cultural & economic centre. Its name is informally shortened to Ouaga (pronounced: ''WA-ga''). Understand The dominant ethnicity

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language More , Dyula (Dioula language) and Fulfulde (Fula language). The bilingual program in schools (French plus one of the local languages) was established in 1994. But this so-called bilingual program has never been effective. The local authorities have failed to implement it. Sport, culture, and leisure thumb The ''Maison du Peuple'' (File:Ouagadougou Maison du peuple.jpg) A wide array of sports, including association football

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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

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in agricultural development in 1985. Subsequently he worked as a researcher on agricultural development and food security, based in Ouagadougou. He obtained his PhD degree at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Groningen in February 1997 with a thesis entitled "''Stratégies paysannes en matière de sécurité alimentaire et commercialisation céréalière - le rôle des banques de céréales dans le Nord du Plateau Central du Burkina Faso''" (&quot

;Agricultural strategies in the field of food security and the commercialisation of cereal production – the role of cereal banks in the North of the Central Plateau of Burkina Faso"). death_date WikiPedia:Ouagadougou Dmoz:Regional Africa Burkina_Faso Localities Ouagadougou Commons:Category:Ouagadougou

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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

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; 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

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'') in Ouagadougou. In 1981 he began to work for the ''Burkina Faso Directorate of Cinema Production'' (''Direction de la Production Cinématographique du Burkina Faso''), where he directed several short films. The short film ''Poko'' won the short film prize at the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) in 1981. After studying in Kiev in the USSR he moved to Paris, where he graduated from the ''Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques '' IDHEC

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the Meat Palace on the Route de Fada *'''Ouaga Dream''', Quiet and clean place close to the airport, English spoken by friendly owner and there's great food. It's at Rue 6.43, close to crossroads av Bassawarga and av De la Revolution *'''Hotel Continental''' across from CineBurkina (50 30 43 60) *'''SIL''' near Gare de l'Est on the Route de Fada, no drinking or smoking allowed in compound (50 36 48 51) *'''CACS'''(Centre d'Acceuil et...): On the route de Fada. *'''Pension Sarah''' Located in Cite An II, good place to meet fellow travellers, good food Mid range * WikiPedia:Ouagadougou Dmoz:Regional Africa Burkina_Faso Localities Ouagadougou Commons:Category:Ouagadougou

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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&quot;, they declared in a common statement

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, 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. class "wikitable" - + The Arrondissements of Ouagadougou - ! Arrondissement ! Population (Census 2006) - Baskuy 180,512 - Bogodogo 374,473 - Boulmiougou 366,182 - Nongremassom 188,329 - Sig-Noghin 163,859 Climate 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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