Burkina Faso

See also: Burkina Faso news

In French and English. Farmers organizations in Bénin, Mali and Burkina Faso are asking that cotton producers in North American and Europe not been given price supports to continue growing cotton in competition with African cotton producers. http://www.abcburkina.net/

Africa Confidential (London)
Subscription required for full text access to the newsletter. Some universities subscribe, see your university E-Journals. [Stanford users - E-journals] Well-known political newsletter established in 1960. http://www.africa-confidential.com/

Africa Inter Mennonite Mission
"Organized as the Congo Inland Mission in 1912, AIMM currently has missionaries in six areas of Africa working among various ethnic and language groups." Based in Elkhart, Indiana. Describes their work in Burkina Faso and other African countries. Has full text articles from their journal, Messenger. http://www.aimmintl.org/home.htm

Has an e-mail list. For other Mennonite sources see: MennoLink - Mennonite Information Center - http://www.MennoLink.org/mic/menno.html

African Cup of Nations, Burkina Faso 1998
Site for the 1998 African football cup of nations. Has some news and information on past African Cup games. http://www.sportscheduler.co.sz/afnationscup_98.htm

African Internet Connectivity - Mike Jensen
Current information on internet service providers, telecommunications, networking in Burkina-Faso. Excellent source maintained by Mike Jensen. http://www2.sn.apc.org/africa/countdet.CFM?countries__ISO_Code=BF

Archives du Sénégal. Cartes Postales "Images et Colonies" 1900-1960
In French. Seventy historical postcards of former French West Africa (Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali, Burkina Faso) from the Archives Nationales du Senegal. Depicting people, historical events. Citations of the postcards are also in a Microsoft Access database (you need the Access program to use this). Part of a cdrom containing 1,515 postcards and the citations database. Maintained by Archivist Paléographe, Adama Aly PAM. Hosted on the Au-senegal.com site by Imédia, a Senegalese company. http://www.ausenegal.com/cartes-postales/index.htm

Art and Life in Africa - University of Iowa
This site introduces a related CD-ROM project and serves as an online searchable catalog of the Univ. of Iowa's Stanley Collection of African Art. The Key Moments in Life section describes events such as infancy, childhood, initiation, marriage, religion, leadership, elderhood, death and illustrates them with art in a mini-slide show illustrating front and side views of each piece. The Countries Database provides basic facts. A Types of Art database describes the art of each ethnic group and basic facts about the group. There is a Peoples Database which includes the Ashanti, Bamana, Baule, Bwa, Dogon, Fang, Hemba, Ibibio, Kongo, Kota, Kuba, Lobi, Luba, Lwalwa, Makonde, Mbole, Mossi, Pende, Suku, Tabwa, Woyo, Yaka, Yoruba. Search the university's Stanley Collection of African Art which contains over 500 objects. The Project is directed by Professor of Art, Christopher Roy. http://www.uiowa.edu/~africart

Art as a Verb in Africa: The Masks of the Bwa Village of Boni
Video trailer of a film directed by Yacouba Bonde and Carol Thompson. On mask performances of the Bwa people in the village of Boni, in central Burkina Faso. Filmed at the 2005 annual mask festival.   http://www.customflix.com/207205

Association les Anneaux de la Mémoire
In French. Web site does not work in the Firefox browser. "L’association Les Anneaux de la Mémoire, créée en 1991, a pour objectif de mieux faire connaître l’histoire de la traite négrière, de l’esclavage et de leurs conséquences contemporaine...." Has an online exhibition on the Atlantic slave trade including a link to a video (in English and French). Has development projects in Burkina Faso and Cameroun. Based in Nantes, France. http://www.lesanneauxdelamemoire.com/

Australian Digital Theses Program
"...a national collaborative distributed database of digitised theses produced at Australian Universities....provides access to PhD and Masters by Research theses only." Databases of full text theses.

Includes - Improving Sahelian food security through facilitating action learning: a case study among the Fulbe Jelgobe of Northern Burkina Faso
Paul Weekley. University of Western Sydney, 1999.

Bibliothèque Nationale du Burkina
In French. National Library of Burkina Faso. On the web site of the Burkina Faso Ministère de la Culture, des Arts et du Tourisme. http://www.culture.gov.bf/Site_Ministere/textes/ministere/ministere_sr_bn.htm

Burkina by Matt
A collection of photographs taken during Matt McClure's Peace Corps service in Burkina Faso from 2001-2003. He worked as a physics/chemistry teacher at a secondary school in a village named Kouka. People, culture, travel in West Africa, wildlife, Peace Corps volunteers. http://www.burkinabymatt.com

Burkina Faso - "A la decouverte du Burkina Faso"
Official government site. http://www.primature.gov.bf/

Burkina Faso. Assemblée nationale
History, the Constitution, government documents / reports, the Assembly Library, etc. Based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. http://www.an.bf/

Burkina Faso. Commission Electorale Nationale Indépendante
In French. Official site. Has the Résultats provisoires des élections législatives 2002, the Burkina Faso Constitution, the Electoral Code, a directory of political parties participating in the May 2002 legislative elections (with the party logo), news articles. http://www.ceni.bf/

Burkina Faso. Institute National de la Statistique et de la Demographie, INSD
In French. Full text documents. Comptabilite nationale, Agriculture, Elevage, Industrie, Mines,eau et dnergie, Commerce exterieur, Transports, Postes et telecommunications, Tourisme, Monnaie-Credit, Finances publiques, Balance des paiements, Dette exterieure, Aide exterieure, Indices des prix. http://www.insd.bf/

Burkina Faso, Le point de rencontre
In French. Subscribe to the discussion list burkina-faso@onelist.com or read messages from many forums on Burkina, has an audio file of the national anthem. See Burkina related sites in the Burkina Faso Webring. http://www.multimania.com/ysanfo/

Burkina Faso. Ministere de l'Action Sociale et de la Solidarite Nationale
In French. Full text documents on education, rights of the child, relations with Cote d'Ivoire. Publishes the journal, Priorite Enfant. Based in Ouagadougou. http://www.action-sociale.gov.bf/

Burkina Faso. Ministère des Infrastructures, des Transports et de l'Habitat
In French. Full text documents. http://www.mith.gov.bf/

Burkina Faso. Premier Ministere
In French. Official site. Office of the Prime Minister. Directory of Ministries. Government documents. Links to Burkina Faso government / official sites. http://www.primature.gov.bf/

Burkina Faso. Presidence
In French. Official site. Office of the President, his biography, speeches, national flag, the national anthem, coat of arms, the Constitution, government ministers, press releases, electoral code, documents, etc. http://www.presidence.bf/

Burkina Faso. Secrétariat Général du Gouvernement et du Conseil des Ministres
In French. Full text of the Constitution, the Electoral Code, information on the Journal Officiel, etc. http://www.sggcm.gov.bf/

Bussigny Uni à Titao et Salla (BUTS)
In French. "L'association BUTS (Bussigny Uni à Titao et Salla), basée dans la banlieue lausannoise, oeuvre dans le Nord du Burkina Faso. Elle finance grâce à vos dons, la construction de centres d'alphabétisation, de bibliothèques, de maternités... Le site présente la situation géographique de la région concernée, les réalisations, les projets. Une galerie photos est également disponible." Based in Bussigny, Switzerland. http://www.buts.ch/

Castera, Patrick - Burkina Faso Page
Page on Burkina Faso created by an engineer for Air France. http://www.iie.cnam.fr/~castera/burkina/

Centre International pour l'Education des Filles et des Femmes en Afrique, CIEFFA
In French. Regional organization under UNESCO auspices. "L'objectif général du Centre est de promouvoir l'éducation des filles et des femmes...." Has the full text of Etudes de cas détaillées de trois expériences novatrices en matière d’éducation des filles et des femmes en Afrique et leur mise en échelle dans cinq pays africains (12 p. in PDF). Publishes CIEFFA News. Based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. http://www.cieffa.org/

Centre pour la Gouvernance Démocratique (CGD)
In French. Promotes good governance in Burkina Faso. Full text reports online. Issues of their newsletter, CGD Info. Support from the embassies of Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden. Based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. http://cgd-igd.org/

Collectif Norbert Zongo France
In French. Organization in France formed after the assassination (Dec. 13, 1998) of Norbert Zongo, publisher of the weekly newspaper, L'Independant and president of the Society of Private Press Editors. Has the Burkina Faso government "Rapport de la commission d'enquete independante, Remis au Premier Ministre Burkinabé le 07/05/99 which found that Zongo, his brother, and companions were assassinated for political reasons. One can join an e-mail list, Zongo. See also the Committee to Project Journalists report.  http://www.multimania.com/zongo

Comite permanent inter etats de lutte contre la secheresse au sahel, CILSS
In French and English. " Le CILSS est créé le 12 septembre 1973. C'est une organisation Intergouvernementale qui regroupe neuf (9) pays sahéliens (Burkina Faso, Cap-Vert, Gambie, Guinée-Bissau, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger, Sénégal, Tchad). Son mandat actuel est de " s'investir dans la recherche de la Sécurité Alimentaire et dans la lutte contre les effets de la sécheresse et de la désertification, pour un nouvel équilibre écologique du Sahel." Full text documents, statistics (production, imports, exports), the journal, Flash CILSS. Based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. http://www.cilssnet.org/

Commission Nationale pour la Francophonie (Burkina Faso)

Committee to Protect Journalists
Based in New York city, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which does not accept govt. funding. Has a Press Freedom Database.
Main page: http://www.cpj.org
Country page: http://www.cpj.org/attacks99/africa99/Burkina.html
Database: http://www.cpj.org/cases/caseindex.html

Congres pour la Democratie et le Progres, CDP
In French. Burkina Faso political party formed February 1996. "Crée le 06 Février 1996, Le Congrès pour la Démocratie et le Progrès (C.D.P.) est un Parti social démocrate né de la fusion de 13 partis et formations politiques. Vous trouverez sur ce site de plus amples informations." http://www.cdp.bf/

Dagaare Linguists Home Page
"an informal grouping of professional academic linguists who have worked on the Dagaare language." Introduction to the language, directory of scholars, full text issues of the Journal of Dagaare Studies, mailing list, related links. "Dagaare is the language of the Dagaaba (plural of Dagao), a predominantly agricultural community of approximately one million people located in north-western Ghana (formerly the Gold Coast) called the Upper-West Region, and in south-western Burkina-Faso (formerly Upper Volta)." http://www.hku.hk/linguist/staff_ab.DagaareLinguist.html

Des frontières en Afrique du XIIe au XXe siècle.
In French. Full text book. Paris: UNESCO, 2005. 313 pages, in PDF.
Papers from a 1999 Bamako conference. Includes authors - Alpha Oumar Konaré, président de la République du Mali, Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch, Boubacar Barry, Anthony I. Asiwaju, Joseph Ki-Zerbo, Pierre Kipré, Patrick Harries, Thierno Bah, Martin Z. Njeuma, Sékéné Mody Cissokom and others.

Topics include - quel avenir pour les frontières africaines ?, cas en Afrique australe et orientale, cas en Afrique centrale, l’exemple des chefferies Bamiléké et du royaume Bamum, la frontière entre le Cameroun et le Nigeria (1885-1992), cas en Afrique du Nord et du Nord-Ouest, les frontières du Songhaï à la fin du XVe et au XVIe siècle, le Soudan-Mali du XVIIe au XIXe siècle, le Burkina Faso et ses voisins aux XIXe et XXe siècles, etc. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/

A discussion list and web site on the "musical culture of West Africa. Emphasis is upon the countries of Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, and Côte d'Ivoire." Site offers videos, books, CDs for sale, has past messages, and a directory of teachers and master drummers.  http://www.drums.org/djembefaq/index.htm

Dogon - Lobi - River Niger Albums
Some 400 photographs in three photo albums on the Dogon (Mali) , River Niger, and Lobi (Burkina Faso). One or two word captions only. Photographs by Huib Blom. http://www.dogon-lobi.ch/

A non profit organisation in Paris which assists primary school students in Burkina Faso thru payment of school fees, provision of supplies, a library, etc. It has 150 members from all over France and some from abroad. Teachers and parents choose the students to be assisted. Special attention is given to rural areas and to girls' education. http://www.edukafaso.org/

The English Club
"The English Club [of Lycée Yamwaya in Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso] is an association of secondary school students aiming at facilitating the English language learning process." The site, for secondary school students of Lycée Yamwaya and Lycée Yadéga, Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, has the club newsletter. Send some passages in English as an exercise or a test for the students. Webmaster: Bernard OUEDRAOGO. See also Lycee Yamwaya. http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/englishclub

Ethnologue - Burkina Faso
From the publication, Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 13th ed. (Dallas, Tx.: Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1996), edited by Barbara F. Grimes. Provides no. of speakers, dialects, linguistic affiliation, also has a linguistic map.
Burkina Faso: http://www.sil.org/ethnologue/countries/Burk.html
Main Page: http://www.sil.org/ethnologue/

In French. Current news, message board, personalized postcards, Burkina facts, audio file of the national anthem, recipes, etc. http://www.fasonews.net/

Fédération Burkinabè de Football
In French. http://www.fasofoot.net/

FESPACO,  Festival Panafricain du Cinema
Official web site, in French and English. The next festival will be held 27th February to 6th March 1999. Includes information on their film library, a list of the FESPACO film awards from 1972 to date. Has issues of the FESPACO Newsletter and FESPACO News (1997) , the latter issued only during the film festival. No. 9-1997 lists the film award winners at the 15th FESPACO. http://www.fespaco.bf

Festival de l'eau - River Festival, 12 janvier au 2 février 2000, Ouagadougou
"Le Festival de l'eau est un festival itinérant de rencontres pluridisciplinaires entre des artistes d'origines différentes. Ces artistes nomades se déplacent en pirogue et vont à la rencontre d'artistes qui vivent dans les villages au bord du fleuve. Les modes de création sont l'art éphémère et l'improvisation afin de préserver un rapport égalitaire entre les artistes." http://www.olats.org/festival-eau

Friends of African Village Libraries
A non-profit whose founders are two Santa Clara University professors, Michael Kevane and Leslie Gray. It is involved in the construction, stocking, and management of village libraries in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda. Has a blog. Based in San Jose, California. http://www.favl.org/

Histoire de l'Afrique de l'Ouest
In French. Site created by historians from West African universities. Contents include un annuaire des historiens [with current research, publications, activities), news (conferences, publications, etc.), chronologies for West Africa and each of the countries covered: Burkina Faso, Togo, Niger, Mali, Sénégal. Has historical maps from the book, Afrique Noire. Histoire et civilisations, edited by Elikia M'BOKOLO (Paris, Hatier, 2004 - right click and open separately for a larger map) and a bibliography on West African history.

-a databases of citations to history theses (Mémoires, maîtrises, DEA et thèses) from West African universities completed from 1970 à 2004.
-a study on historiography - Sur les enjeux contemporains de l'histoire de l'Afrique by Pierre KIPRE.
-studies on historical methodology - Les sources européennes de l'histoire de l'Afrique noire du XVe au XIXe siècle. Quelle méthodologie ? by Simon-Pierre EKANZA
-Les sources de l'archéologie au Burkina Faso by Jean-Baptiste KIETHEGA (includes a map of Burkina Faso archaeological sites) "...une sélection [of citations] d'archives sur le Burkina Faso recensées et conservées au Mali (at the Archives Nationales du Mali, Koulouba). Has links to related sites. The web site has support from the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie. http://www.histoire-afrique.org/

Institut de recherche pour le développement. Laboratoire de cartographie appliquée (Bondy, France)
In French. Publishes printed maps, atlases, cdroms. On-line maps can be downloaded. Maps include African immigrants in the European Union, African immigration to the European Union, population and economic disparities between North / South, refugees. Has SPHAERA, a database of citations to African maps from sources world-wide; the same citations can be accessed through a clickable map. There is a catalog of maps produced by the IRD. Provides a GIS software program, Savane. Savane has been used by workers in refugee camps in Kenya, Bamako, Mali, and Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. The IRD, l’Institut de recherche pour le développement, was (formerly ORSTOM), based in Paris, France. http://www.bondy.ird.fr/carto/labo.html

Full text publications on-line include:
Bibliographie des travaux de langue franciase sur la degradation de l'environnement dans les pays du Sahara et du Sahel. This is part of a project on desertification in Africa.

Burkina Faso (with many photographs), part of a larger project, MIRURAM - VALPEDO, on rural areas world-wide and the environment.

International Boundaries Reseach Unit, University of Durham
Founded 1989 at the Univ. of Durham (UK). One of its most useful features is a keyword searchable News Database which retrieves articles from the BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, West Africa, Keesings, and other sources. One can also do keyword searches of messages posted to their email discussion list, Int-Boundaries. Has "Summary of National Maritime Claims" (Jan. 1996) which includes African countries, and links to related net resources. http://www-ibru.dur.ac.uk

International Chamber of Commerce Site
Has a page on the Chambre de Commerce, d'Industrie et d'Artisanat du Burkina Faso. http://www.iccwbo.org/id15460/index.html

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, IDEA (Stockholm, Sweden)
"Created in 1995 by 14 countries,...promotes and advances sustainable democracy..." http://www.idea.int/

Has many full text publications:
Voter Turnout from 1945-1997: A Global Report on Political Participation, with voting statistics for each country.
"Democracy in Burkina Faso: Assessment Mission Report," has most of the text.

International Monetary Fund. Burkina Faso and the IMF
Full text reports on Burkina's economy. Includes "Burkina Faso : Recent Economic Developments" and "Burkina Faso - Statistical Annex." http://www.imf.org/external/country/BFA/index.htm

In French. Keyword searchable database of legal documents. "décisions de justice émanant des Hautes juridictions du Burkina Faso (Cour de cassation, Conseil d'Etat, Conseil Constitutionel, Cour des Comptes) ainsi que des Cours d'Appel, des Tribunaux de Grande Instance et des Tribunaux du Travail." "Réalisé par l'équipe LexUM de l'Université de Montréal, en collaboration avec l'Ordre des Avocats du Burkina, le Secrétariat Général du Gouvernement et ZCP informatique..." Maintained by le Centre d'Information Juridique JuriBurkina. http://www.juriburkina.org/

Kevane, Michael - Academic Papers
Prof. Kevane is on the faculty of the Department of Economics, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA. Has the full text of papers in Adobe pdf format or html on women's labor in Burkina Faso, households in Sudan and Burkina Faso, gendered land rights in Burkina, women's land tenure status, why wealthier farmers have higher yields in Western Sudan, identity economics in Northern Sudan, etc. http://lsb.scu.edu/~mkevane/mkpapers.htm

Kuba, Richard and Carola Lentz - "The Dagara and Their Neighbors (Burkina Faso and Ghana)"
Bibliography of books, journal articles, theses, book chapters. Compiled by Richard Kuba, Carola Lentz, Volker Linz, Michaela Oberhofer, and Katja Werthmann. Works are in English, French, German and Italian. Vol. 7, 2001 of the e-journal, Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography (University of Iowa). http://sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/ejab/7/index.html

Kunze, Dagmar  - "Sozio-ökonomische Wirkungen der Anlage von Steinkonturwällen in kleinbäuerlichen Betrieben der Provinz Bam/Burkina Faso (Socio-economic impact of rock bund construction for small farmers of Bam Province/Burkina Faso)"
In German.  Doctoral dissertation, 1997, for the Fakultat Agrarwissenschaften der Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen. The first 25 pages are available free in Adobe .pdf format. http://www.dissertation.com/library/1120281a.htm

Life in Africa Foundation
An NGO to promote "an increased international understanding of Africans, and life in Africa," supports microfinance institutions in Africa, "which make credit and savings services available to the poor, who otherwise have no access to money from banks." Offers free email subscriptions to their publications.

Has photos and accounts of living in Uganda, Gabon, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Tanzania by Christina Jordan-Haitsma, an American from California, who moved to Uganda in October 1998 with her Dutch husband, Epko, and their two small children. http://www.lifeinafrica.com/

Lycee Yamwaya
In French. A secondary school of some 2000 students in Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso. Personnel, enrollment statistics. See also The English Club. http://www.angelfire.com/wy2/l_yamwaya/index.html

Musee Virtuel du Burkina Faso
Site from Burkina Faso. Has a gallery of masks. http://www.musee.bf/

Network Startup Resource Center - Burkina Faso
Information on the internet and networking in Burkina Faso. Has full text documents providing a history of the internet in Burkina Faso. NSRC, run by Randy Bush, John Klensin, Steven Huter, Michael Downhill, is a important site for information on electronic networking in Africa. http://www.nsrc.org/db/lookup/ISO=BF

New Internationalist - Heart and Soul. Ten years of change in an African village
Full text of No. 268, June 1995 which contains several articles on Burkina Faso. Topics: Chris Brazier returns after ten years to a village in Burkina Faso, female genital mutilation, how Sankara's revolution changed the role of chiefs, troubles over a gift of pills, education, a comparison of the government's of Thomas Sankara and Blaise Compaoré, polygamy and what it means to the women who live with it. Use their Magazine Mega Index to locate more articles on Burkina Faso. http://www.oneworld.org/ni/issue268/contents.html

Office National des Telecommunications (ONATEL) (Ouagadougou)
In French. National telecommunications company and internet service provider. Formerly Fasonet. Under the Office National des Telecommunications du Burkina Faso (ONATEL). Information on the directors/staff, a history of the internet in Burkina, connection costs, and links to other Burkina Faso web sites. http://www.onatel.bf/

L'Observatoire Leonardo des arts et des technosciences has Afrique Virtuelle, an online gallery of artists with biographies (includes Burkinabe artists), contact information. http://www.olats.org/

Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
An inter-governmental organization for French-speaking countries created in Niamey in 1960 by Leopold S. Senghor, Habib Bourguiba, and Hamani Diori. (Formerly Agence de cooperation Culturelle et Technique, ACCT). Official documents (declarations, accords, symposiums, annual summits). Facts about each African country (from Hachette Livre).

For example has full texts on -
3e Symposium de la Francophonie "Coopérer pour la paix dans l'Afrique des Grands Lacs: quel rôle pour les droits de l'Homme et l'humanitaire?"
Genève, 27-28 septembre 2001

The 2004 Annual Summit held in Ouagadougou, July 2004 contains informatin on Burkina Faso such as its history, travel information. http://www.francophonie.org/

In English and French. Burkina Faso portal. Discussion forum, photographs, proverbs, musicians, videos, classified ads, reviews of films and books, population and language charts. Links to other Burkina sites. Web master, Luc Zio, is based in Florida, USA. http://www.ouaganet.com/

Roy, Christopher
Thirteen videos (in Quicktime) of women in the market place, pounding millet, braiding hair, getting water from a town well, Mopti blacksmiths, boys playing with an innertube, Bobo and Bwa mask dances (Burkina Faso), etc. To hear the audio, requires a sound card and speakers / or headset. Christopher Roy is Professor of Art & Art History, University of Iowa. http://www.uiowa.edu/%7Eafricart/streamingmovies/index.html

A Year in the Life of an African Family.
Sample video clip. "The Bamogo family of northern Burkina Faso raise millet, sorghum and corn on a large farm. This video follows the family as they harvest their crops, thresh grain, cook a full meal, brew millet beer, attend a ceremony of the local chief, grind millet on a stone grindstone, watch a diviner perform wearing a mask, attend a large public festival, and plant the new crop in the spring." Filmed by Jacob Bamogo, a member of the family. http://www.customflix.com/206928

Roy, Christopher D. - The Art of Burkina Faso
©2002. 116 p. Full text of a book by Roy, Professor of Art History, University of Iowa. Topics include: Demography, History, Mossi (Masks, Figures, Dolls, Zazaido crests), Gurunsi Masks, Bwa Masks, Bobo Masks, the Marka Dafing, Furniture, Pottery, Jewelry, Weaving, a cross-cultural comparative stylistic summary of mask styles, and a bibliography. http://www.uiowa.edu/~africart/Art%20of%20Burkina%20Faso.html

Salon International de l'Artisanat de Ouagadougou, SIAO
Site from Burkina Faso. http://www.siao.gov.bf/

Seeley, Cathy - PCV in Burkina Faso
Hundreds of photos, information, and essays about Burkina Faso, West Africa and Cathy Seeley's Peace Corps service as a secondary mathematics teacher from 1999 to 2001. About local gardening, school life, rural life, artists, craftspeople, a student activities page with sample questions. http://csinburkinafaso.com

Some, Malidoma Patrice
Biographical information about Dr. Some and his book, Of Water and the Spirit" on the site of "Religious Traditions of the African Diaspora" a course by Dr. Gloria H. Dickinson at the College of New Jersey, Ewing, N.J. http://dickinsg.intrasun.tcnj.edu/diaspora/

Sottiaux, Marie-Paule - "Trois Semaines au Burkina Faso"
In French. Marie-Paule Sottiaux's "Récit d'une expédition de 3 semaines au Burkina Faso pour y planter des arbres, en août 1996." Includes photographs. http://almin01.info.fundp.ac.be/burkina/bhome.htm

Sur les Routes du Monde
In French. The situation of women, street children, the Associations des Parents d'Enfants encéphalopathes, the problems of female circumcision. By Bila Yameogo and Sidbéwennë Dieudonné Ouédraogo Based in Ouagadogou, Burkina Faso. Site received honorable mention in UNESCO's 1998 web prize competition. http://www.delgi.gov.bf/routesdumonde/

TamTam - Burkina Faso
Country information from Pagel (a business consulting firm in Montreal, Canada). Has business, government and embassy directories, business opportunities, etc. http://www.pagel.com/tamtam/afrique_ouest/faso/index.html

Television nationale du Burkina (TNB)
In French. Recent news, background on the TNB, programs, etc. Based in Ouagadougou. http://www.tnb.bf/

Union Nationale pour la Démocratie et le Développement
In French and English. Burkina Faso opposition party. Hermann Yaméogo, son of former Burkina Faso President Maurice Yaméogo, is party president. Party news, history, manifesto, statutes, internal regulations, photographs, and articles. Biography and autobiography of Hermann Yaméogo. Web site based in New York City.  http://www.undd.org

United Nations Development Programme - Burkina Faso
In French. Describes the UNDP's programs, partnerships with l'Institut International pour la Démocratie et l'Assistance Electorale (International IDEA), CISCO (the computer networking company), FESPACO. http://www.pnud.bf/

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Chiefs of State & Cabinet Members - Burkina Faso
Provides a list of the President, Cabinet members, the Governor of the Central Bank, the country's Ambassador to the U.S., and its U.N. Representative. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/world-leaders-1/world-leaders-b/burkina-faso.html

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. World Factbook - Burkina Faso
Information on geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communication, defense, etc. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/uv.html

United States. Congress
Thomas, U.S. Legislative Information, is a great resource. Keyword search access to the full text of the U.S. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD (similar to parliamentary proceedings or debates) for the 103rd, 104th, and the 105th Congresses and to Congressional legislation. Also has links to the Senate and House sites such as the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. http://thomas.loc.gov/

United States. Department of State
Has a keyword searchable database, many State Dept. briefings, speeches of the Secty. of State, country human rights reports, travel (foreign per diem allowance rates, passports, etc.), trade,and business information, key officials. http://www.state.gov/index.html

United States. Department of State. Report on Human Rights Practices - Burkina Faso.
2012 Report, 2011 Report, 2010 Report, 2009 Report, 2008 Report, 2007 Report, 2006 Report, 2005 Report, 2004 Report, 2003 Report, 2002 Report, 2001 Report, 2000 Report, 1999 Report, 1998 Report, 1997 Report, 1996 Report, 1993-1995 Reports. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/hr/

United States. Embassy. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Ambassador's biography, visas, US citizen services, US - Burkina Faso relations, education in the US programs, recent events, translation services in Burkina, English language classes, diversity visa lottery, etc. http://ouagadougou.usembassy.gov/

Universite de Ouagadougou
In French. Includes information on the various faculties. E-mail: info@rect.univ-ouaga.bf http://www.univ-ouaga.bf/

Universite Paris 7 - Laboratoire Societes en Developpement dans l'Espace et dans le Temps (SEDET)
Multi-disciplinary research unit on comparative studies of the Third World. Information on members, research projects, list of theses (some with abstracts), publications, conferences.

L'Afrique à Paris 7 site covers activities at Université Paris 7 -

  • a 14 p. plus list of Maîtrise-histoire, DEA, Mémoire de fin d'études by country.
  • a searchable database on "L'inspection des colonies en Afrique subsaharienne"
  • Documents d'archives pour la redaction de l'histoire demographique de la Haute-Volta coloniale by Issiaka Mande (with information on archival holdings in Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, France, Burkina Faso)
  • Research (Maîtrise-histoire, DEA, Mémoire de fin d'études) from Universite de Ouagadougou.

Site maintained by P. Boilley and I. Mande.
Paris 7: http://www.sedet.cicrp.jussieu.fr/sedet/Afrilab/Afrhome.htm

University of Pennsylvania Burkina Faso Page and Search Engine
Maps, an embassy directory, travel, language information, etc. created by Julie Sisskind now maintained by Ali Dinar. UPenn has a search facility.

ZCP informatique, Zongos Consulting and Productions
In French. Internet service provider, web host, web design, network management, GIS, database expertise, and other information and communications technology services. Founded by Sylvain ZONGO who established the first internet connection to Burkina Faso. . Based in Ouagadougou. http://www.zcp.bf/