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A word from Odile the director of APPA, our office in Burkina Faso

A word from Odile the director of APPA, our office in Burkina Faso

News from Burkina Faso As for COVID-19, the news is not very precise. The vagueness is no doubt wanted by the government. A few new cases are announced daily, but without further details. The roads have reopened and people can move around again without constraints....

News from Burkina Faso

News from Burkina Faso

No major news out of Burkina in the past week. The confinement has been stopped with the obligation to wear a mask and to respect the social distancing in public places. Next week is the end of the Ramadan, Muslims in Burkina will be able to celebrate Eid el-Fitr...

News about masks production

News about masks production

I was planning to go back to Burkina early June, but I guess this will not happen. The primary- and secondary schools in Burkina will, after several changes, only open on June 1st. This is only for students in an exam year. So I will try to give you some news about...

Special blog about coronavirus and health care in Burkina Faso

Special blog about coronavirus and health care in Burkina Faso

The Coronavirus has reached Burkina Faso a well. There are cases in several cities. Three  government ministers and the US ambassador to Burkina have been diagnosed. There is only one center where the test for coronavirus can be done, at the “centre Muraz” in Bobo...

Coronavirus in Burkina

Coronavirus in Burkina

This is my last blog for this trip, written in The Netherlands. Because of the coronavirus, Eugenie managed to book me for a flight last Friday (10 days early). Upon arrival we found out that this was no doubt Aire France’s last flight since Burkina was shutting down...

Again news from Burkina Faso

Again news from Burkina Faso

In Burkina, according to the authorities, there are 3 cases of corona virus. With all the news coming from other countries, people here are getting nervous. The health care system is not the best. Lets hope that it does not spread. Here no panic about toilet paper,...

News from Burkina Faso

News from Burkina Faso

News from Burkina Faso In Burkina temperature is rising both in the air and among the people. The government wants more money and it is trying to put a tax on “allowances” mainly for civil servants. Today most civil servants have a base salary and many “allowances”...

The gardening project in Nefrelaye

The gardening project in Nefrelaye

The Harmattan wind is bringing a lot of dust in the air which in its turn brings a lot of respiratory difficulties. Also temperatures are rising. We have around 38°C in the day and around 24°C at night. Back to the gardening project in Nefrelaye In a previous blog I...

Another blog from Herve Millet

Another blog from Herve Millet

Another week flew by. The government has announced elections for the president and the parliament for the 20 November 2020. A lot of people doubt that they will be held because of the security situation. Maison de la Femme of Sidi 2  This village is one of the 3...

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