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Burkina Faso

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun: Cannes Juror, Exceptional Filmmaker

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

At this year's Dubai International Film Festival, I had the privilege of sitting with Mahamat-Saleh Haroun for a talk.

Burkina Faso's 'West African Spring'

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 02.28.2014 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

Sustained anti-government rallies in Thailand, Ukraine, and Venezuela have captured the attention of millions. But large pro-democracy demonstrations in Burkina Faso last month largely escaped the Western media's radar.

Africa's Sahel Region To Receive $8.25 Billion

AP | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS -- UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The World Bank and the European Union are pledging $8.25 billion to boost economic growth and fight poverty ...

School Meals for Peace in Mali and Burkina Faso

William Lambers | Posted 12.18.2013 | Impact
William Lambers

CRS is reaching around 80,000 children in Mali with this food. Children can count on a hot meal of rice, peas and vegetable oil every day at school. When your family is struggling for food, this is an absolute treasure.

Years of Investments Finally Put Health Workers on the Global Stage

David J. Olson | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
David J. Olson

This kind of work -- building up frontline health workers and the systems that support them -- is a prerequisite for producing sustainable improvements in health.

"The Last Mile" from Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories

Julia Kurnia | Posted 08.14.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities fac...

Lalabu: How One Woman in Burkina Faso Is Changing the Face of Mommy-Wear in America

Erin Levin | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Erin Levin

Lalabu: It's a hip new baby carrier brand inspired by the African style of holding and transporting babies on the mother's back. Lalabu is also a person.

When What You Don't Know Can Kill You

David Winder | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
David Winder

It may seem hard to imagine, but one out of every three people in the world today does not have access to a decent toilet. Instead, many people in poor countries are left with no choice but to relieve themselves in open spaces, rivers or fields that drain into de facto local water sources.

Hospitality Thrives In 1 Of The Poorest Countries In The World

Helen Blakesley | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Helen Blakesley

What struck me first on arriving in Burkina Faso wasn't the dust, the heat or the poverty. It was the welcome.

Telling The Sahel Story Beyond The Negative Headlines

Jessica Prois | Posted 08.18.2012 | Impact
Jessica Prois

Typically, the patterned coverage about Africa includes grim statistics about starving children coupled with archetypical images of sullen young faces and swollen bellies. We're not going to focus on painting that dire portrait this time.

World Malaria Day: The Faces Behind The Numbers

Katharine McPhee | Posted 04.25.2012 | Impact
Katharine McPhee

I recently went on a trip to multiple locations in Africa, where I learned that although I can't save the world, I can help save one life.

Rural Education Challeneges Highlighted On International Women's Day

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 03.08.2012 | Impact

For those who missed the brightly colored Google Doodle, today is International Women's Day, the day to celebrate the economic, political and social a...

Responding Early and Building Resilience in the Sahel

Nancy Lindborg | Posted 05.02.2012 | World
Nancy Lindborg

A year after the worst drought in 60 years sent 13.3 million people in the Horn of Africa into crisis, we are now facing a rising threat of crisis in the Sahel -- an arid belt that stretches from Senegal through Niger and Burkina Faso to Chad.

Night Falls In Burkina Faso

Fathom | Rob Long | Posted 02.08.2012 | Travel

OUAGANDOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Finding your way around Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, should be easy to do. Wide, ramshackle boulevards rad...

Sahel in 10 Pictures: The Food Crisis in West Africa

Louis Belanger | Posted 04.03.2012 | World
Louis Belanger


Meet The People Who Make Your Underwear

The Gloss | Posted 12.16.2011 | Women

Which makes it feel less lacy and more awful, doesn't it? To be fair, we don't know exactly where you buy your underwear, but if it's Victoria's Se...

Victoria's Real Secret: African Child Labor

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.16.2011 | Style

From Gap to Forever 21, our affordable apparel brands have a way of letting us down. The latest is Victoria's Secret, which has been exposed as us...

Models 4 Water: Pretty Is as Pretty Does

Malcolm Harris | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact
Malcolm Harris

Meet uber-models and dynamic duo Heide Lundgren and Georgi Badiel, the co-founders of Models 4 Water. Models 4 Water is dedicated to bringing clean drinking water to Ms. Badiel's homeland of Burkina Faso, Africa and beyond.

George Ayittey: How to Defeat a Dictator

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 08.24.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

Ghanaian economist George Ayittey attended the Oslo Freedom Forum in May. There, he sat down with me to talk about defeating dictators.

Prime Minister's House Burned Down During Protests

AP | BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGO and CARLEY PETESCH | Posted 06.18.2011 | World

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Students burned down the ruling party headquarters and the prime minister's house in a central city on Monday and a ...

4 Killed In Burkina Faso Student Protests

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Burkina Faso's government and a witness say four people have been killed in clashes between police and demonstrators...

African Activists' Struggle to Improve Maternal Health

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

New UN statistics released last week show that world leaders are struggling to keep their promise of cutting the maternal mortality ratio by 75 pe...

Pizza Delivery Guy Fights Gun-Wielding Thugs, Still Makes Delivery

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York


Floods Hit 350,000 In West Africa: UN

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Some 350,000 people in West Africa have been affected by serious flooding, the United Nations said Friday, noting that "significant" rainfall has lash...

130 Million Dollars

Greg Barrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Greg Barrow

We could use it right now to feed 8.6 million hungry mouths in Ethiopia through to the end of the year. We really need it right now in Pakistan where it would cover a gaping hole in our budget and give us the cash we need to feed more. It can also buy you arguably the best soccer player in the world.