Category Archives: Burkina Faso

Mercury News weighs in on quiet attempt of Santa Clara County to take over Housing Authority

The Santa Clara County Housing Authority needs a shakeup. Dealing with federal rental vouchers and other programs for low-income residents, the authority’s appointed governing board is autonomous from both the county and the city of San Jose. The joint authority … Continue reading

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Statues of important historical figures (so far all men) being made Burkina Faso

A nice initiative by the Minister of Culture Tahirou Barry. Le circuit inaugural s’est refermé à Dori avec le baptême du monument de Hama Arba Diallo, figure emblématique de l’opposition burkinabè. « Arba Diallo est une figure emblématique de notre … Continue reading

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Traditional chiefs appropriated local structures of the Sankara “revolution” Burkina Faso… nice article

La résistance des pouvoirs coutumiers s’est faite par la recherche permanente du contrôle des structures populaires. Dans ce modus operandi, les institutions coutumières s’appuyèrent sur les liens familiaux et lignagers afin d’investir les structures populaires. Les chefs traditionnels ont su … Continue reading

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Upcoming colloquim on leagacy of Thomas Sankara

Les 26 et 27 octobre 2017, l’Université Ouaga1 Pr Joseph Ki-Zerbo abritera un colloque pour marquer le 30e anniversaire de l’assassinat du Président Thomas Sankara (15 octobre 1987). L’objectif étant de permette aux acteurs politiques, scientifiques et de la société … Continue reading

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Stockton basic income: Of all the “experiments” to run in the world, this one is probably idiotic in the sense that social science will learn nothing of value from it

Maybe 100 people. Likely currently unemployed and poor.  So we call that means-tested welfare, not a universal basic income.  And the control group sure won’t have any response bias, for sure. Tubbs says he hopes the experiment will run at … Continue reading

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New documentary on koglweogo in Burkina Faso. Rough justice and torture.

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Documentary on RTB on koglweogo of Kaibo in Centre-sud

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