Category Archives: Economy

Great reporting by Abdel Aziz Nabaloum about lack of public services in village of Koumna in Loroum #Burkina #lwili

Situé dans la commune de Ouindigui dans la province du Lorum, Koumna est un village enclavé. Cerné dans ses limites géographiques par les eaux, cette localité connaît un problème d’accès aux infrastructures sociales de base, à l’eau et à l’assainissement. … Continue reading

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UEMOA : La masse salariale du Burkina a dépassé la norme – NetAfrique.net

Burkina on a public employee spending spress? Selon la commission chargée des politiques économiques et de la fiscalité intérieure de l’Uemoa, la masse salariale du Burkina présente un taux de 48%, dépassant ainsi la norme Uemoa qui est de 35 … Continue reading

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Choices, choices: Radio campaign to reduce rural child mortality or public transport infrastructure for Ouagadougou

Two items of note popped up this week. First, an economic analysis of the cost-effectiveness of a mass radio campaign to encourage women’s use of health centers. Very cost effective, apparently. The direct program cost was $7,749,128 and it apparently … 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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Striking secondary school teachers in Burkina Faso are not grading… students may have to repeat a year

Au Burkina Faso, les élèves ont manifesté dans plusieurs villes du pays pour exiger des évaluations. Depuis des semaines, les enseignants ont déposé leurs stylos en signe de protestation, leurs revendications n’ayant pas été satisfaites.Dans plusieurs régions du Burkina Faso, … Continue reading

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Five Chinese to be tried for illegal mining in Ghana

It emerged during the court proceedings that the A-G had filed an affidavit in opposition to the bail application.  It pleaded with the court not to grant bail because the activities of the five Chinese contravened the Minerals and Mining … Continue reading

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Burkina Faso tries to raise revenue

$17m in new taxes on housing and imported vehicles, and raising taxes on beer and other beverages, and on lottery winnings. Il est attendu des mesures fiscales annoncées, qu’elles contribuent à l’augmentation des recettes fiscales. Globalement elles devraient contribuer à … Continue reading

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