Category Archives: Burkina Faso

National Bookmobile Day April 11 2018

At FAVL we are working on it thanks to generous donation from Penelope Hartnell! National Bookmobile Day celebrates our nation’s bookmobiles and the dedicated library professionals who provide this valuable and essential service to their communities every day. Each year, … Continue reading

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My favorite picture of the month from FAVL library: The reading club of Barsalogho in #Burkina

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Howard French pulls no punches in review of new bad book about African history

On his very first page, James concedes that “change” driven by European imperialism generated conflict in Africa, but he never returns to dwell upon this at length. Instead, he immediately offers what seems like a pat, exculpatory defense: Europeans “believed … Continue reading

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That “Are Men Smarter at Science? They Certainly Think So” study…. don’t even bother

Young men in a biology class were somewhat more confident about how smart they were compared with young women. A sample of one class from one university, with who knows how much p-hacking and forking paths, nevertheless goes viral because … Continue reading

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Conversations every family has

Thanks NYTimes and Luis Ferré-Sadurní for an honest and difficult job of reporting a universal (not just Puerto Rican) truth. I have heard the exact same conversation in Burkina Faso. “I see it as a safety issue,” Magaly said from … Continue reading

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Excellent summary of Ansaroul Islam and  terrorism problem in Burkina Faso

Ansaroul Islam has carried out at least 78 attacks in northern Burkina Faso since December 2016, according to a dataset compiled from open-sources by the authors, which provides a picture of the group’s TTPs. The group’s primary targets are civilians … Continue reading

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Le président Roch ne reçois pas le REN-LAC?  Quel avenir donc pour #Burkina?

Nous avons une demande d’audience qui a souffert et qui souffre toujours à la présidence du Faso. Depuis le 22 janvier (2018), nous avons introduit une demande d’audience pour rencontrer le président du Faso pour une interpellation que notre organisation … Continue reading

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