Category Archives: Burkina Faso

A visit to Bougounam library in #Burkina Faso

FAVL program officer Alidou Boué spent a day at Bougounam library earlier this week.  Here are some photos: Zebret Moumouni, the librarian (who also decorated the building) in his hat at his desk (looking at a great Atlas in the … Continue reading

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I have evolved to a proud Type 3.7 Stata user, but know that still has problems

This is awesome! But will I not procrastinate and actually use it? I am already a Type 3.7 but I know exactly what the issue is here. So glad to see my own workflow habits “replicated”… (see here for the … Continue reading

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Importing an Excel file that is too big for Stata

The hivemind and Google leads to the answer immediately. There is an undocumented setting set excelxlsxlargefile on which will allow -import excel- to bypass the size checking. But Ricardo should be warned, the library we use to import Excel files … Continue reading

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Reading Enrico Cantoni while listening to Steve Reich’s Four Organs.

Reich, Steve: Four Organs (1970) 19′  for four electric organs and maracas Composer’s Notes: Four Organs is composed exclusively of the gradual augmentation (lengthening) of individual tones within a single (dominant 11th) chord. The tones within the chord gradually extend … Continue reading

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Thanks Ezra Klein for a blow by blow account of Trump’s interview with New York Times.

I am not a medical professional, and I will not pretend to know what is truly happening here. It’s become a common conversation topic in Washington to muse on whether the president is suffering from some form of cognitive decline … Continue reading

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Great reporting on how some of the Chibok girls captured by Boko Haram were released after almost 3 years

Naomi Adamu had once been an ordinary student at the Chibok Government Secondary School. She was older than most of her classmates. She played soccer. She studied mathematics in her dormitory bunk bed. Now, as she shuffled through the wilderness … Continue reading

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Burkina Faso planned borrowing ($260 million): energy, agriculture, road in the east, and general budget support

From an article from Ecofin: Rosine Coulibaly, the Burkinabe minister of economy, has signed last Monday five financing agreements valued at CFA131 billion with technical and financial partners. These monies will be injected in the National Economic and Social Development … Continue reading

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