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  Burkina Faso HISTORY
Throughout the colonial period, the traditional political structure of the Mossi was retained, and the moro naba of Ouagadougou was regarded by the French as the emperor of the Mossi.
Burkina Faso continued its support of Liberian insurgent Charles Taylor and his NPFL despite a West-Africa-wide deployment of forces—ECOMOG—in Liberia to help resolve the lingering and bloody civil war there.
Burkina Faso refused to contribute forces to ECOMOG, despite international pressure, until 1995, when the Compaoré regime announced it was satisfied with the cease-fire accord signed that year in Nigeria.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /Africa/Burkina-Faso-HISTORY.html   (1620 words)

  
 Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso was an important economic region for the Songhai Empire during the 15th and 16th centuries.
Burkina Faso has a primarily tropical climate with two very distinct seasons: the rainy season with between 600 and 900 mm (24-35 inches) of rainfall, and the dry season during which the harmattan blows, a hot dry wind from the Sahara.
A relatively dry tropical savanna, the Sahel extends beyond the borders of Burkina Faso, from the Horn of Africa to the Atlantic Ocean, and borders the Sahara to its north, and the fertile region of the Sudan to the South.
creekin.net /n29-burkina-faso.html   (1579 words)

  
 GREEN PARTY : Encyclopedia Entry
Formally organized political parties (and political movements) based on the Four Pillars of the Green Party and similar value systems are referred to as Green Parties (capitalized) in the rest of this article; on the other hand, green parties (lower case) includes parties that share only parts of this common value system.
Many people also confuse Green Parties with Greenpeace, a global NGO prominent in the ecology movement, which like the Green political movement was founded in the 1970s, and shares some green goals and values, but works with different methods and is not organized as a political party.
The distinction is very often made between "green parties" (generally spelled in lowercase) in a general sense of emphasizing environmentalism, and specific organized political parties with the name "Green Party" (capitalized) that have grown up around a statement of principles called the Four Pillars and the consensus decision making process built on them.
bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/Green_Party   (4387 words)

  
 MapUp.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Burkina Faso is a landlocked country located in the middle of West Africa's "hump." It is geographically in the Sahel--the agricultural region between the Sahara Desert and the coastal rain forests.
Burkina held multiparty municipal elections in 1995 and 2000 and legislative elections in 1997 and 2002.
Burkina is attempting to improve the economy by developing its mineral resources, improving its infrastructure, making its agricultural and livestock sectors more productive and competitive, and stabilizing the supplies and prices of food grains.
mapup.com /africa/burkinafaso.html   (1923 words)

  
 French Colonies - Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta)
It is bounded by Niger to the east, Mali to the north and west, and Benin, Togo, Ghana, and Ivory Coast to the south.
Burkina Faso is located in the savanna zone on a granite and gneiss plateau some 200 to 300 m (650 to 1,000 ft) above sea level.
Burkina Faso is one of Africa's poorest countries, and per-capita income decreased in real terms by about 2% between 1985 and 1994.
www.discoverfrance.net /Colonies/Burkina_Faso.shtml   (1959 words)

  
 Political Affairs Magazine - BURKINA FASO: Compaore's decision to bid for re-election raises opposition hackles
The UN Human Development Index ranks Burkina Faso as the third poorest nation in the world, with an estimated 80 percent of its 13 million people living on less than US $2 a day.
Hermann Yameogo -- the son of Burkina Faso's first post-independence president, the leader of the National Union for Democracy and Development and another opposition candidate in November's election -- is also incensed but not surprised.
Political stability followed Compaore's military coup which was the fifth since independence from France in 1960.
www.politicalaffairs.net /article/articleview/1664/1   (963 words)

  
 International IDEA | Dialogue on Political Parties and Governance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The workshops allowed parties with different origins and capacities, levels of development and political cultures to exchange experiences and to share the challenges they face in their respective countries.
Political parties are crucial actors in the sustainability of democratisation.
The principal objective of the study on political parties is to try and understand the functioning of these parties in an effort to identify their strengths and weaknesses region.
www.idea.int /parties/dialogues_sa.cfm   (415 words)

  
 1997 Human Rights Reports: Burkina Faso   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In spite of the existence of dozens of political parties, there is little viable opposition to the President and his Government.
Political parties and labor unions have usually been allowed to hold meetings and rallies without requesting government permission since early 1990.
Since early 1990, political parties and labor unions have usually been permitted to organize and hold meetings and rallies without seeking government permission.
www.usemb.se /human/human97/burkinaf.html   (4186 words)

  
 ELECTIONS-BRAZIL: Women Want to Change Rules of the Game
In a list of 168 countries classified by the Inter-Parliamentary Union according to the proportion of women in the legislature, Brazil ranks 122nd, with the lowest proportion in Latin America -- 9.1 percent -- similar to Haiti and far outstripped by Cuba and Argentina, which lead the region with 36 and 33.6 percent, respectively.
But the decisive reform needed to expand women's representation in Congress is the adoption of a closed-list system in which voters vote for party lists, rather than for individual candidates, and parties determine the placement of candidates on their lists.
Women in politics today are still somewhat isolated from one another, and more dialogue is needed between female city councilors, state legislative assembly members, national legislators and executive branch officials, and with the various councils on the rights of women, she maintained.
www.ipsnews.net /news.asp?idnews=34886   (1007 words)

  
 International IDEA | Burkina Faso
While IDEA’s Burkina Faso Project concluded in 2004 IDEA continues to be engaged in Burkina Faso within the framework of the West Africa Programme.
Political Parties: Burkina Faso is included as part of regional survey of political parties currently being conducted in West Africa.
The surveys examine the internal and external environments in which political parties operate and engage political parties in dialogue at the national and regional level.
www.idea.int /africa/burkina_faso   (370 words)

  
 Intercountry Adoption Burkina Faso   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Social Service Agencies throughout Burkina Faso are authorized to conduct social and psychological studies on children to certify that they are eligible for adoption.
Lists of these children are forwarded to the office of Infant and Adolescent Welfare.
All parties involved in this contract—the prospective adoptive parents, the orphanage (if applicable), the legal guardian of the child (if applicable) or the birth parent (if applicable)—have a three-month window during which the grant of custody can be annulled by the notary if a party so requests.
travel.state.gov /family/adoption/country/country_2949.html   (3154 words)

  
 Afrol Burkina Faso Index Page: Links to Burkina Faso
AFP - Burkina Faso (French news agency) is probably the most regular provider of news from Burkina Faso, mostly with several articles a day.
Burkina Faso Economic Development and Indicators is an annual NewAfrica country profile on their pages about African economy.
On their Burkina Faso Page you'll find country background information and facts (overviews) for the traveler (money and costs, when to go, attractions, activities, getting there, getting around, etc.), if there's not a travel warning.
www.afrol.com /Index/countries/burkinafasoindex.htm   (2119 words)

  
 Burkina Faso on the Internet
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.
It is involved in the construction, stocking, and management of village libraries in Burkina Faso and Ghana and has organized a conference of village librarians.
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.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/burkina.html   (3343 words)

  
 NDI - National Democratic Institute
In July 2001, NDI instead convened a political party roundtable for Beninese political party leaders and other interested groups to evaluate the role of political parties in the presidential elections and to make concrete recommendations for improving the country's electoral and political processes.
NDI implemented a series of political party trainings for candidates to the local elections focused on new decentralized local government structure, public speaking, and debating skills.
In December of 2002, NDI deployed a high level international team of seven experts to assess the political environment in the pre-election period, and to remind the Beninese political leaders of the need for credible elections that could strengthen the country's democratic institutions and help mitigate potential violence or conflict during the election period.
www.ndi.org /worldwide/cewa/benin/benin.asp   (562 words)

  
 Historical Dictionary (Chad, Zambia, Burkina Faso)
One may find a list of major ethnic groups, a chronology of major political and historic events, an extensive (although not annotated) bibliography for further reading, and several appendices as the author deems necessary.
To provide a few examples, in the case of Burkina Faso, the volume lists the ministers and other important members of the government through fifteen regime changes from 1978-1996.
Included are entries ordering in time the various missionary and explorer activities, changes in political organization, political parties and offices, wars and other conflicts, treaty signings, economic events, and vital dates of associated individual's lives.
web.africa.ufl.edu /asq/v2/v2i4a10.htm   (964 words)

  
 9. Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, New York, 10 December 1984   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Concerning to this matter, it declares that the settlement of disputes between the States Parties, such disputes may be referred to arbitration or to the International Court of Justice with the consent of all the Parties concerned and not by one of the Parties.
The Government of Sweden is of the view that as regards the latter, this general reservation, which does not clearly specify the provisions of the Convention to which it applies and the extent of the derogation therefrom, raises doubts as to the commitment of Qatar to the object and purpose of the Convention.
It is in the common interest of States that treaties to which they have chosen to become parties are respected as to their object and purpose, by all parties, and that States are prepared to undertake any legislative changes necessary to comply with their obligations under the treaties.
www.ohchr.org /english/countries/ratification/9.htm   (7160 words)

  
 Politics of Burkina Faso - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of Burkina Faso takes place in a framework of a presidential republic, whereby the President of Burkina Faso is both head of state and head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
The remaining opposition parties regrouped in preparation for 1997 legislative elections and the 1998 presidential election.
However, notwithstanding a challenge by other presidential candidates, in October 2005, the constitutional council ruled that because Compaoré was already a sitting president in 2000, the amendment would not apply to him until the end of his second term in office, thereby clearing the way for his candidacy in the 2005 election.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Burkina_Faso   (1065 words)

  
 Transcript of an IMF Press Conference by Ministers of Finance on Africa’s Prospects
Burkina Faso has always said that no conflict can be won through arms and fighting.
Burkina Faso is going to bring light to the Surveillance Committee and the Security Council knows that the committee went to Burkina Faso.
Plural political parties, pluralism in the political life, and democratization should not even be a conditionality but be an intrinsic part of African policies.
www.imf.org /external/np/tr/2000/tr000923.htm   (9903 words)

  
 Yale University Library
Political Risk Yearbook - political and economic risk analysis.
Political Resources on the Net - Burkina Faso - links to constitutions and political parties' web pages.
Ethnologue: Burkina Faso - list of languages and dialects.
www.library.yale.edu /african/burkina.html   (392 words)

  
 Tour du Faso 2002: welcome on the official web site
In under two years the S.I.A.O has become the showcase of Burkina Faso know-how, proving to the world that a little African country is capable of producing quality goods and organising an internationally renowned event.
On the 30th of March 2000, the Day of Forgiveness was the occasion for the Presidency to ask the people of Burkina Faso for forgiveness for the political violence and economic injustice of which they have been victims since independence.
To emphasise his statement and demonstrate the international recognition of Burkina, Alexandre le Grand reminds us that the Africa Nations Cup was organised here in 1998 and that in 2004, the Summit of French Speaking Communities will be held in the luxurious and modern area of Ouaga 2000.
www.letour.fr /stf/faso/2002/us/etape_05.html   (806 words)

  
 NDI - National Democratic Institute
This created a political crisis between those Congolese party leaders who claim that the Commission Electorale Indépendante (Independent Electoral Commission, CEI) overstepped its authority by scheduling elections after the June 30 deadline and others who argue that the new constitution empowers the country's transitional institutions to remain in place until a new government is elected.
Other minor parties (19 in total) have threatened to suspend their involvement in the election if complaints about voter rolls and voter cards are not addressed immediately by the CEI.
Also, the open list electoral system is likely to produce a severely fractious legislature given the country's 250 political parties and hundreds of independent candidacies.
www.ndi.org /worldwide/cewa/drc/elections.asp   (1061 words)

  
 Governments on the WWW: Burkina Faso
Gouvernement du Burkina Faso [Government of Burkina Faso]
Ambassade du Burkina Faso à Ottawa, Canada [Embassy of Burkina Faso in Ottawa, Canada]
Ambassade du Burkina Faso à Washington, États-Unis d'Amérique [Embassy of Burkina Faso in Washington, United States of America]
www.gksoft.com /govt/en/bf.html   (214 words)

  
 Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso - Mark Moxon, Travel Writer
Despite sounding like a 1970s concept album, the capital city of Burkina Faso reflects the country it represents, in that it has no serious tourist attractions; for this heinous crime it's rarely anything other than a transit city for people travelling between Mali and Ghana.
In their shadow a hopeful young man punts along the road carrying two fully decorated Christmas trees, the tinsel glittering in the glare from the headlights of the brand new Mercedes and shiny four-wheel-drives that cut up the home-made handcarts at the intersection.
After the big city shocks of Dakar and Bamako, Ouagadougou is a clean, ordered, polite and downright civilised city, perhaps best summed up by the fact that the city's grid-based road intersections are all controlled by traffic lights...
www.moxon.net /burkina_faso/ouagadougou.html   (1534 words)

  
 Governments on the WWW: Political Parties
Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs (SPÖ) [Socialdemocratic Party of Austria]
Srpska Stranka Republike Srpske [Serbian Party of the Serbian Republic]
Hrvatska Seljacka Stranka Bosne i Hercegovine (HSS BiH) [Croatian Peasants Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina]
www.gksoft.com /govt/en/parties.html   (2433 words)

  
 List of political parties in Burkina Faso - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Burkina Faso is a one party dominant state with the Congress for Democracy and Progress in power.
Labour Party of Burkina (Parti du Travail du Burkina, PTB)
Republican Party of Burkina (Parti Républicain du Burkina, PRB)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_political_parties_in_Burkina_Faso   (1911 words)

  
 Elections in Burkina Faso
Political Parties: ADDP - Alliance for the Defense of Democracy and Progress, ADF - Alliance for Democracy and Federation (centrist), ADF-RDA - Alliance for Democracy and Federation-African Democratic Rally (centrist), AFC - Alliance of the Forces of Progress, APL - Alliance for Progress and Liberty, CDL - Convention for Democracy and Liberty,
**A number of candidates received the support of parties other than their own, although formal coalitions were not created.
Prior to his withdrawal, he had received the support of nine political parties in addition to the National Union for the Defense of Democracy (UNDD).
africanelections.tripod.com /bf.html   (520 words)

  
 Africa Committee
In order to achieve these goals - a fundamental task and commitment of the international community - political parties must also play a crucial role in mobilising awareness, the will and necessary resources to be successful.
Also, the political parties of the North and South must move forward agreement on the reform of international organisations, in a way that ensures opportunities for all in a framework of a new multilateralism and the essential reform of the rules of international commerce with fairer trading in a globalised economy.
C - With regard to - Migration: the human, economic, social and political impact in Africa - a contribution of the Committee to the developing work of the SI on this subject.
www.socialistinternational.org /6Meetings/Africa/Oct06/praia-e.html   (742 words)

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