The U.S. Embassy collaborated with renowned singer/songwriter Alif Naaba on a music business seminar for 10 young Burkinabe musicians. The aim of the seminar was to empower them to manage their own careers and position themselves to more easily reach new audiences.
Love that West African jazz. Take a listen with a recent episode of Afropop Worldwise, brought to you by Public Radio International. Malawi and Burkina Faso take center stage.
At least according to Yahoo, the tunic shape, stripes, and "street style-worthy hat" worn by the Burkina Faso team were very en vogue.
Thank you to everyone who helped to spread the word about the Second Annual FBF Award for Peace! Our committee is now at work deciding which application shows the story of an individual who embodies the ideal of peace that we see in Burkina Faso.
Criteria to qualify
A person who is responsible for significantly advancing peace in Burkina Faso and/or the world; and/or responsible for significantly advancing one or more of the Peace Corps’ three goals: helping meet development needs; helping to promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served; and helping to promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans. Additional criteria include: promotion of religious and cultural acceptance; promotion of peaceful leadership; and promotion of cooperation and unity among different political actors and views.
Please join us in welcoming Aaron, Faissal, Kati, Kristen, Leslie, Mike, Sali, Suzanne, and Tom! The newest FBF Board of Directors features a mix of old and new Officers who are already bringing different conversations and activities into the open. We're excited to see where the new group takes us, and we'll be sure to keep you involved along the way!
366 people freshly decorated in the National Order on the evening of December 10 at the Palace of Kosyam. Among them FBF Peace Prize Laureate His Majesty MOGHO NABA Baongho and retired General Division Zagré Billa Gerard, elevated to the rank of Gold Cross, Burkina's highest award. Eleven people were elevated to the rank of Grand Officer, 44 to the rank of Commander, the rank of Officer 100 and 209 to the rank of Knight.
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The second 2015 installment of Burkina Connection is now available for download! In this latest issue:
- President's Yiri
- Annual Meeting Highlights
- Social Media Support for FBF
- Across the Country in 160 Days
- Girls' Education Update
- NEW PROJECT: Community Library in Sebba
Find this and all previous installments at Burkina Connection!