Burkina Faso: Latest News

  • Oxfam: Africa Loses 2% Of GDP To Multinational Corporate Tax Evasion

    By Dana Sanchez, 5:18 pm

    Oxfam says the 19 countries plus representatives of the European Union who meet periodically as the G20, have the power to work with the International Monetary Fund and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to close loopholes in global tax laws that make this kind of tax evasion possible.

  • Gates-Backed AGRA Report: GMO Controversy Is Fear Of The Unknown

    By Dana Sanchez, 10:00 am

    Herbicide tolerance, insect resistance, and nutritional enhancement are some of the beneficial traits in GMO crops, and they are being grown in 20 developing countries and eight industrial countries. However, low adoption by smallholder farmers in most of Africa makes it unlikely GMOs will impact Africa food security anytime soon.

  • Google Adding 5 African Languages To Its Auto-Translation Service

    broadband infrastructure By Dana Sanchez, 3:37 pm

    Google announced Thursday it plans to add five African languages – Somali, Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba and Zulu – to its list of options on Google Translate, the search engine giant’s free automatic translation service. Here’s how one person responded to Google’s invitation to evaluate its African language translations. “Overjoyed to hear this. Wow, Hausa on Google Translation.”

  • Mugabe Wants Open Borders In Southern Africa

    By Dana Sanchez, 10:09 am

    Hoping to capitalize on the tourism marketing budgets of neighboring Southern African countries, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is promoting open borders on the continent in general and in Zimbabwe and Zambia in particular. Africa can benefit from increasingly behaving like a single common market, Mugabe said. It has long been his dream for a United States of Africa to become a reality one day.

  • Power Share: Ghana May Export Excess Electricity To Burkina Faso, Mali

    By Ann Brown, 12:00 pm

    From Ghana Business News President John Dramani Mahama on hinted that Ghana would soon transmit excess electricity to Burkina Faso and Mali as soon as work on the West Africa Gas Pipeline and Power Pool Project (WAGP) was completed. He has also promised to expand trade and commercial activities with Burkina Faso by increasing the […]

  • Five African Presidents, Global Business Leaders Address Africa’s Growing Middle Class

    By Ann Brown, 3:00 pm

    From World Stage At the recent second annual Forbes Afrique Economic summit, Presidents Denis Sassou N’Guesso of Congo, Macky Sall of Senegal, John Mahama of Ghana, Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso and Jacob Zuma of South Africa all highlighted the importance of private-sector participation in Africa’s development. The summit, which focused on infrastructure and the […]

  • Scientists To West Africa: Build On Wind, Solar Power

    By Dana Sanchez, 4:09 pm

    Six countries sharing West Africa’s Volta River Basin have been warned to broaden their mix of renewable energy including wind and solar and ease off of depending on hydro power or face dire water shortages due to global warming, according to a report in TimesLive. Ghana, Burkina Faso, Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali and Togo could see water […]

  • 3M Restructuring Africa Operations, Looking To Mining, Oil And Gas

    By Dana Sanchez, 2:59 pm

    U.S.-based 3M, maker of myriad consumer products, sees mining, oil and gas as potential industries for future growth in Africa, along with energy and healthcare, according to a report in NewBusinessEthiopia. Already established in Africa for 40-plus years, the company hopes to improve coverage on the continent and accelerate future growth by restructuring its business on the continent […]

  • Report: Tents Are Big Business In Africa

    By Dana Sanchez, 5:46 pm

    African mining operations, African safaris and African refugee camps all use tents for temporary housing, and sometimes, the need is desperate. Competition in African tent manufacturing for safaris and events has grown in the last decade with party tents taking the lead, according to a report in All Africa. In East Africa, demand for tents […]

  • Open Data Platform Increases Investor Access To Africa Info

    By Dana Sanchez, 3:53 pm

    African Development Bank’s single-platform collection, analysis and sharing of information on Africa now gives global business leaders and investors access to data on all 54 countries in the continent, according to a report at VenturesAfrica. Users will be able to extract data, create and share customized reports, and visualize data across themes, sectors and countries through tables, charts, and […]

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