Russia Economic Sectors

Russia Economic Sectors

Natural resources Russia is extremely rich in natural resources; It has a fifth of the world’s proven gold deposits, around 18% of the world’s coal deposits (Kuznetsk coal basin, Pechora, Kansk-Achinsk, South Yakut coal basin, eastern Donets coal basin) and very large oil and natural gas deposits (Western Siberia, Volga-Ural oil region, North Caucasus, Komi […]

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Nigeria Economy Sectors

Nigeria Economy Sectors

ECONOMY: AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, LIVESTOCK AND FISHING In 2007 agriculture took part in 33% of the national income. The sector has a very high potential and could not only meet internal needs, but also allocate important quotas for exports. In reality production inefficiency, the property structure based on medium-small plots in which it is more difficult […]

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UN Efforts for Peace and Security

UN Efforts for Peace and Security

The post-Cold War peacekeeping operations have mainly focused on civil wars and armed conflicts within states, unlike the traditional peacekeeping operations deployed in intergovernmental conflicts aimed at guarding a ceasefire. The assignments have thus become increasingly complicated, multifaceted and risky. Protecting civilians has become an important part of more peacekeeping operations. The peacekeeping force in […]

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Zimbabwe Geography

Zimbabwe Geography

Its old name of Rhodesia derived from Cecil J. Rhodes, one of the main architects of British imperial expansionism in southern Africa, while the new one, sanctioned with the acquisition of independence, recalls an ancient and powerful African kingdom, of which the grandiose granite constructions known as the ruins of Zimbabwe remain as testimony. Thanks […]

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Kenya Economy

Kenya Economy

ECONOMY: GENERAL INFORMATION The Kenyan economy before the arrival of the British was based on agriculture and subsistence farming in the interior of the country and on trade with Asia and Arab markets in the coastal areas. At the end of the nineteenth century, Great Britain began to settle militarily and politically in the area […]

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Burkina Faso Development Policy Part 2

Burkina Faso Development Policy Part 2

A regional program of the Civil Peace Service (CPS) deals with conflicts over the use of natural resources in the course of cross-border transhumance. The following programs and projects are currently running: Rural development Food security and strengthening resilience Protection against erosion, reclamation and valorisation of degraded areas Agricultural development Sustainable infrastructure Support for the […]

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Burkina Faso Economic Policy

Burkina Faso Economic Policy

Since 1991 Burkina Faso has followed several macroeconomic programs developed with the IMF. The financial system has therefore been subject to the “Plan de renforcement de la gestion budgétaire” (PRGB) for the past 15 years, a strict reform package whose implementation is generally viewed as positive. In 2003/04 the program was revised and in 2007 […]

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Burkina Faso Energy

Burkina Faso Energy and Mineral Industry

Industrial production The share of the secondary sector in GDP is 19%. This sector is still largely characterized by state enterprises (electricity and water) and the construction sector. The telecommunications company ONATEL was 49% privatized in 2006. Food processing, assembly of mopeds and beverage manufacturing are other industries. In addition, the informal area, which is […]

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Burkina Faso Agriculture

Burkina Faso Agriculture

According to oxfordastronomy, Burkina Faso is an agricultural country. More than 80% of the population live and work in rural areas. Overall, the primary sector (agriculture, livestock, fisheries and forestry) contributes 30 to 35% of GDP. It is the main source of income in the country. The agricultural sector has potential, the exploitation of which […]

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Burkina Faso Currency

Burkina Faso Economic Situation

With extremely unfavorable economic conditions, Burkina Faso remains in the very bottom place in all country comparisons. A rudimentary agriculture and a lack of industry leave the population in poverty. The government is betting on economic growth and trying to make progress in the fight against poverty through acceleration programs. GDP: US $ 15.75 billion (2019) […]

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Burkina Faso Film and Theater

Burkina Faso Film and Theater

In addition to hosting FESPACO as the largest African film festival, Burkina Faso itself has produced internationally renowned filmmakers. Among other things, the films “Wend Kuuni” and “Buud Yam” by the film pioneer Gaston Kaboré as well as “Tilai” by Idrissa Ouedraogo († 18.02.2018) received several great awards, also in Cannes. The films mostly deal […]

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Burkina Faso Foreign Policy

Burkina Faso Foreign Policy

According to naturegnosis, Burkina Faso is a member of all major regional organizations such as ECOWAS, UEMOA, CEN-SAD and AU (African Union) and has repeatedly hosted international summits. Ouagadougou is the seat of UEMOA and CILSS. Diplomatic relations The reliance on France, good relations with western donor countries of the EU and loyalty to the […]

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Burkina Faso Music

Burkina Faso Music

Music as an aesthetic sound experience has only been known in Burkina Faso since the 20th century. Music traditionally has its seat in cultic or sacred life. Stories were sung by griots. The balafon, tuned in pentatonic, with up to 21 bars is widespread in the west of Burkina Faso, especially among the Senufo (immatricial […]

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Burkina Faso Events

Burkina Faso Events

FESPACO The most famous and globally recognized major cultural event in Burkina Faso are the film festival “Festival Panafricain du Cinéma et de la Télévision de Ouagadougou”, the FESPACO. These have taken place in Ouagadougou every two years since 1969. They are seen as the “showcase” of African cinema. The 25th edition of FESPACO took […]

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Burkina Faso Media

Burkina Faso Media

Print and online media Over 30 newspapers appear in Burkina Faso, around half of which can also be read online. The media language is French. There are also magazines in local languages. Daily press: L’Observateur Paalga (up to 10,000 copies) Le Pays (liberal, 3,000 copies) Sidwaya (state, 3,000 copies) L’Express du Faso (Bobo-Dioulasso, 1,500 copies) […]

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Burkina Faso Gender Ratio

Burkina Faso Gender Ratio

Marriage law and women’s rights From the perspective of modern living standards, the traditional rural life of a woman in Burkina Faso is unimaginably hard. Not only poverty and ignorance but also constraints imposed by tradition prevent women from creating relief for themselves and standing up for their rights. Often they stand in their own […]

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Burkina Faso Elections and Political Parties

Burkina Faso Elections and Political Parties

Elections and Political Participation The constitution guarantees all citizens the appointment of representatives of the people through direct, general, equal and free elections. Active and passive voting rights are guaranteed. Political and civil society groups can form freely. Elections are organized and carried out in Burkina Faso by the Commission électorale nationale indépendante (CENI). The […]

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