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Буркина Фасо
23 февраля, 02:46

Iamgold (IAG) Beats Q4 Earnings, Increases 2016 Operating Cash Flow by 721%

Iamgold Corp. (IAG) just released its fourth quarter fiscal 2016 earnings results, posting earnings of $0.01 per share and revenue of $252.5 million.

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21 февраля, 15:00

Francis Kéré becomes first African architect of Serpentine pavilion

The architect is planning to bring one of his characteristically stripped-back structures, honed in the villages of his native Burkino Faso, to leafy west LondonA huge wooden disc will float above the lawn in Kensington Gardens this summer, a wheel of spindly timber slats hovering over a bright blue landing pad like some rustic flying saucer. This is the vision of Diébédo Francis Kéré, the first African architect to be chosen to design the annual Serpentine gallery pavilion, who plans to bring one of his characteristically stripped-back structures, honed in the villages of his native Burkina Faso, to leafy west London.“The tree was always the most important place in my village,” he says, describing the inspiration for his design. “It is where people come together under the shade of its branches to discuss, a place to decide matters, about love, about life. I want the pavilion to serve the same function: a simple open shelter to create a sense of freedom and community.” Continue reading...

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12 февраля, 18:02

Догнать Панаму и Мали

Как уже сообщали «Аргументы недели» сборная России по футболу обновила антирекорд и опустилась в рейтинге Международной федерации футбола (ФИФА) на 61 – е(!!!) место. Такой позор ещё совсем недавно не мог присниться и в самом страшном сне.

06 февраля, 17:05

Afcon 2017: our writers select their highs and lows from the tournament

From the standout match, player and goal through to personal highlights, disappointments and more, here is the verdict on the contest in GabonEgypt 1-2 Cameroon The best was saved until last. This was a watchable tournament throughout but, with almost an hour of the final played, Egypt appeared to be seeing it out to a conclusion that, given some of the attacking football on view from other sides, was not necessarily the most palatable. Then came an out-of-the-blue equaliser from Nicolas Nkoulou, a whirlwind of an onslaught from Cameroon in the final 30 minutes and a goal from Vincent Aboubakar that will bear replaying over and over again. All in front of a full house, largely peopled by Cameroonian expats, that made for the kind of raw, footbally atmosphere largely absent from major finals these days. Nick Ames Continue reading...

02 февраля, 02:27

Bartosiak: Trading Rangold's (GOLD) Earnings with Options

: Join Dave Bartosiak at 1:00pm Central Time on Thursday, February 2nd, to see his thoughts on Rangold (GOLD) before they report earnings with real-time options insight.

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02 февраля, 01:22

Veteran keeper El Hadary the shootout hero as Egypt reach Afcon final

The 44-year-old saved two kicks as Burkina Faso lost 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in their Africa Cup of Nations semi-finalEgypt’s 44-year-old goalkeeper saved two penalties as the seven-times champions reached the Africa Cup of Nations final by edging out Burkina Faso 4-3 in a semi-final shootout on Wednesday.El Hadary saved the last two kicks from Burkina Faso after Egypt had squandered their opening shot and looked to be on their way out of the tournament. Continue reading...

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01 февраля, 22:21

Burkina Faso 1-1 Egypt (3-4 pens): Afcon 2017 semi-final – as it happened

Egypt’s long unbeaten run at Africa Cup of Nations finals goes on, but they were fortunate to beat Burkina Faso on penalties after the underdogs dominated but could not find an extra-time winner 9.50pm GMT That’s so harsh on Burkina Faso, who were the better team throughout the game. Egypt were passive for long periods, and far below their best, but held their nerve on penalties. The decision to make poor Hervé Koffi, Burkina’s 20-year-old goalkeeper, take the fourth penalty does not rank among tournament football’s finest.Egypt won’t be bothered how they did it; they’re into the final, and still unbeaten at Afcon finals since 2004. Be sure to join Paul Doyle tomorrow to find out if they will play Cameroon or Ghana in the final. That’s all from me; thanks for reading. 9.44pm GMT Bertrand Traoré steps up, but El-Hadary goes the right way and saves! Egypt are going to the Africa Cup of Nations final! Continue reading...

01 февраля, 08:31

AFCON: Burkina Faso to face Egypt for final spot

The Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals see Burkina Faso as the surprise package among three teams that have won 15 continental titles between them. But the Stallions are confident they can finally get their hands on the trophy by beating an Egyptian team that is looking to put seven painful years behind them. Al Jazeera's Paul Rhys reports from the Gabonese capital Libreville.

29 января, 01:43

Cameroon through to semi-finals after Senegal’s Sadio Mané misses penalty

• Cameroon win 5-4 on penalties after 0-0 draw• Burkina Faso defeat Tunisia 2-0 with two late goalsCameroon knocked the favourites Senegal out of the Africa Cup of Nations with a penalty shootout victory to book their place in the semi-finals.After a goalless 120 minutes at the Stade de Franceville, Sadio Mané proved the fall guy and the Cameroon goalkeeper Joseph Ondoa the hero as he saved the Liverpool winger’s spot-kick. Continue reading...

24 января, 18:43

REDD+ Ghana: Engaging People in Sustainable Forest Management and Bringing Community Benefits

Forests and related landscapes and ecosystems play a broad role in Africa’s development, contributing to poverty alleviation, shared prosperity, and inclusive green growth. Forests serve as a diverse source of jobs and livelihoods. They provide a range of goods and services that contribute directly to the well-being of the rural poor and critical raw materials that contribute to other sectors of the economy. At the same time, forests are under extreme pressure because of demands for food, fuel, and fiber which contribute to forest loss and degradation and habitat fragmentation. This video, part of a series, features forest communities’ livelihoods in Ghana, drivers of deforestation and its human impacts. The video series also includes Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Liberia, and Mozambique. Fore more information: http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/forests http://www.profor.info/ http://www-cif.climateinvestmentfunds.org/fund/forest-investment-program http://www.forestcarbonpartnership.org/ http://www.biocarbonfund-isfl.org/

21 января, 14:03

"Черный Сталин" и "Африканский Че Гевара". ( 45 фото )

Оригинал взят у oper_1974 в "Черный Сталин" и "Африканский Че Гевара". ( 45 фото )Лучшие люди Африки.         Прозвищем Машелы Саморы было "Чёрный Сталин". Машел, Самора (1933-1986) - политический деятель Мозамбика, первый президент независимого государства, маршал.          Тома Санкара (1949 - 1987) - государственный и военный деятель Буркина-Фасо, президент страны в 1983-1987 годах. Придерживался революционных марксистских взглядов и был одним из теоретиков панафриканизма. За свои левые убеждения, революционную деятельность и амбициозность прозван "африканским Че Геварой".           Правительство Машела национализировало землю, почти всю торговлю и промышленность, поощряло поспешный, чуть ли не поголовный отъезд из страны белых поселенцев. Машел предоставил базы и военную помощь партизанам, которые в 1980 покончили с режимом белого меньшинства в Южной Родезии (ныне Зимбабве) и боролись за ликвидацию режима апартеида в Южной Африке.           Поддерживал отношения с социалистическими странами. Встречался с Фиделем Кастро, Тома Санкарой (установил с ним связи ещё в бытность последнего премьер-министром Верхней Вольты),Менигусту Хайле Мариамом, Леонидом Брежневым, Эрихом Хонеккером, Тодором Живковым, Юмжагийном Цэдэнбалом, Ким Ир Сеном, Николае Чаушеску и Михаилом Горбачёвым.           Машела называл социалистические страны «естественными союзниками». Имелись, однако, противоречия. Так, Мозамбик добивался полноправного членства в СЭВ, чему противились Чехословакия и Венгрия. Это, а также появление ядерного оружия у ЮАР, привело к тому, что мозамбикское рукаводство стало искать сближания с Западом.         На фоне нарастающей напряженности Машел погиб в авиационной катастрофе после визита в Замбию. Самолет Машела, пилотируемый советским экипажем, разбился на территории ЮАР. Международная комиссия, расследовавшая катастрофу, пришла к выводу о том, что её причиной была ошибка экипажа. Именем Саморы Машела названа улица в Москве.          После гибели Машела главой государства стал Жоакин Алберту Шисану, правительство которого с 1989 года начало проводить курс, направленный на либерализацию экономики и общественно-политической жизни страны. Фактически этот курс, в частности поощрение частного сектора, начался ещё при Машеле.         Вдова Саморы Машела Граса Машел вышла замуж за первого чернокожего президента ЮАР Нельсона Манделу после развода последнего с Винни Манделой.         33-летний Тома Санкара захватил власть в 1983 году в результате военного переворота, получившего народную поддержку, и имел цель побороть широко распространенную коррупцию и влияние бывшей колониальной державы - Франции.        После прихода к власти приступил к реализации широкомасштабной амбициозной программы социальных и экономических реформ, не имевшей аналогов на континенте. Чтобы подчеркнуть независимость и возрождение страны, изменил название страны с Верхней Вольты (которое дали французские колонизаторы) на Буркина-Фасо ("Страна достойных людей").        Проводил антиимпериалистическую внешнюю политику: государство отказалось от любой иностранной помощи, объявило государственные долги одиозными и пыталось добиться их сокращения, провело национализацию всей земли и минеральных ресурсов, препятствовало влиянию МВФ и Всемирного банка.        Внутренняя политика была направлена на предотвращение возможного голода путём создания самодостаточного сельского хозяйства и проведения земельной реформы.        Проведена общенациональная кампания по повышению грамотности и вакцинация более 2,5 млн детей против менингита, кори и жёлтой лихорадки, что способствовало снижению детской смертности.        Была также проведена кампания по посадке более 10 миллионов деревьев для остановки опустынивания саванны Сахель; удвоению производства пшеницы путём перераспределения земли от крупных землевладельцев к крестьянам; приостановлено действие сельского подушевого налога; запущена программа по модернизации автомобильных и железных дорог чтобы "связать страну воедино".          На местном уровне Санкара призвал каждую деревню построить медицинские диспансеры. Более 350 общин построили школы своими силами. Он также поддерживал права женщин и объявил вне закона женское обрезание, насильственные браки и полигамию, назначая женщин на высшие государственные должности и призывая их работать и посещать школы, даже при наличии беременности.         Революционные программы Санкары и антиимпериалистическая политика сделали его иконой для многих африканских бедняков. Он был популярен среди неимущих слоёв населения собственной страны.         Но его политика пошла наперекор интересам различных групп, в том числе небольшого, но влиятельного среднего класса Буркина-Фасо; племенных лидеров, которых он лишил традиционного права на использование принудительного труда и сбора дани, а также Франции и её союзника Кот-д’Ивуара.         В конечном итоге в 1987 году, на фоне экономических проблем и падения его популярности, он был свергнут и убит в результате профранцузского военного переворота, организованного Блэзом Компаоре. За неделю до своего убийства он заявил: "Революционеры могут быть убиты, но вам не убить идеи".         "Наша революция в Буркина Фасо зиждется на всей полноте человеческого опыта со времён первых шагов человечества. Нам хочется быть наследниками всех революций мира, всех освободительных движений народов "Третьего мира".           Мы вынесли уроки из Американской революции. Французская революция научила нас правам человека. Великая Октябрьская революция принесла победу пролетариату и сделала возможным свершение мечты Парижской Коммуны о справедливости.Тома Санкара, октябрь 1984 г.".

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18 января, 22:05

Afcon 2017: Gabon’s Aubameyang pegs back Burkino Faso but hosts rue misses

• Group A: Gabon 1-1 Burkina Faso; Aubameyang 38pen, Nakoulma 23• Missed chances from hosts results in second draw to put progression in doubtGabon’s continued participation in the Africa Cup of Nations was in serious doubt after the tournament hosts were held 1-1 by Burkina Faso at the Stade de l’Amitié in Libreville, their second draw in Group A. Related: Afcon 2017 nicknames quiz: do you know the Warriors from the Pharaohs? Continue reading...

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18 января, 18:15

Gabon 1-1 Burkina Faso: Afcon 2017 – as it happened

The hosts were held again to leave their chances of qualification for the knockout stages in doubt before their final game against Cameroon 5.56pm GMT Another 1-1 draw in this group leaves the hosts in a dicey position: they’ll probably need to beat Cameroon in their last match, while Burkina face Guinea Bissau. While it’s true that Gabon might have won here if not for the excellence of the opposing goalkeeper, 20-year-old Hervé Koffi, they generally lacked attacking fluency and Burkina were the better side for some chunks of the game. Still, the first of the second round of matches suggests this tournament is gathering momentum. And on that note, bye. 5.51pm GMT 90+3 min: One last chance for Gabon? A freekick midway inside the Burkina half gives Bouanga an opportunity to send one into what is known in these parts as ‘the mixer’. But it’s a bad delivery. Continue reading...

17 января, 10:53

Borders and Networks: The Forgotten Elements of Development

Laurent Bossard, Director, OECD Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC) Secretariat The latest SWAC/OECD publication Cross-Border Co-operation and Policy Networks in West Africa addresses the crucial but often overlooked issue of cross-border co-operation, employing an analytical approach sparsely used in the development field and in West Africa in particular – social network analysis. These two […]

16 января, 12:09

Why Did Conservation Investors Leave $3 Billion On the Table Last Year?

This story is cross-posted on Ecosystem Marketplace. Five years ago, Prisca Mayende's four-acre farm looked just like those around her: treeless and flat, it baked in the sun, lay fallow for periods, and lived on expensive fertilizers. Today, it stands out like an oasis. Trees are everywhere - some in rows separating patches of corn and sorghum, others in clusters, and all pulling carbon out of the atmosphere, converting it to wood and infusing it into the soil. Many are "fixing" nitrogen into the soil as well, providing fertilizer for the crops that are thriving in this once-patchy plot. The temperature is noticeably cooler on her farm than on those around her; the trees provide just enough shade to protect delicate crops and hold moisture. Plump mangoes dangle from some of them; healthy bananas curl up from others; and all sprout thick leaves that she uses as fodder for the dairy cow she purchased with extra income from the increased yields. A teacher by training, she even took a patch of land out of production and built a small grammar school on it. As part of the curriculum, every pupil plants one tree and watches it grow as they progress in learning. When parents drop their children off, they often ask Mayende how she achieved so much on so little, and she directs them to an environmental NGO called VI Agroforestry, which has been teaching these farming methods - called "agroforestry" - since the early 1980s. Prisca Mayende gathers fodder on her tree-dense farm Like most NGOs, VI Agroforestry's impact is limited by the generosity of its donors, so in 2010 it started experimenting with carbon markets to see if it could expand its operations by generating carbon offsets through climate-safe agriculture, with the income mostly being divided among farmers. The experiment worked, in that it allowed VI Agroforestry to reach more farmers like Mayende, but the revenue-sharing part wasn't the hit they hoped for. "The yields are what I care for," says Mayende. "The little carbon bonus was nice, but it's not why I do this." Those little "carbon bonuses", however, add up - and caught the attention of the Livelihoods Funds, which invest money for food giants like Mars, Danone, and others. Livelihoods isn't a philanthropic endeavor: it's a bona fide impact investor that provides upfront financing to NGOs that help small farmers, and it expects to make its money back and then some by selling carbon offsets. As an impact investor, it aims to do well by doing good, so it only invests in projects that generate verifiable environmental benefits. That means its portfolio is comprised of "conservation investments", as are those of more and more of its peers, according to "State of Private Investment in Conservation 2016: A Landscape Assessment of an Emerging Market", which was published this week by Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace. Want to learn more about Prisca Mayende and her involvement in the Livelihoods Funds? Then check out "Of Milk And Money: How Agroforestry Is Reshaping The Kenyan Countryside", which I posted last year as the first in a series to be unfolding throughout 2017. It's accompanied by the Bionic Planet podcast series "The CEO and the Subsistence Farmer", which you can access via iTunes, TuneIn, or wherever you access podcasts - or click below to hear the first installment on this device: Billions Invested; Billions Neglected Based on a survey of impact investors, the report shows that at least $8.2 billion in private-sector money flowed into conservation investments from 2004 through 2015. Nearly a quarter of that finance - $2.0 billion - came in 2015. The pot of money is growing, but investors also said they left $3.1 billion waiting in the wings - and that's enough to launch 30 Livelihoods Funds or help tens of millions of farmers like Mayende. Yet it's just sitting there, and not for lack of investment opportunities. All around the world, for example, environmental entrepreneurs are planting trees or saving endangered forest to generate carbon offsets - a process that requires rigorous verification and validation of the environmental benefits. They often work by promoting exactly the kinds of sustainable practices that Mayende is implementing, and they deliver results in part by making it possible for farmers to earn enough from their own land that they don't have to chop forests for wood or fodder. Last year's annual State of Forest Carbon Finance report showed that such projects now cover at least 28 million hectares - an area slightly larger than Burkina Faso - but it also showed that offsets representing 80 million tonnes of carbon dioxide went either unsold or undeveloped. That means project developers did all the hard work but decided prices were too low to bring their offsets to market - at least for now. "It all goes back to demand," says Kelley Hamrick, who authored the report. "While some investors are willing to risk high market volatility and invest in carbon offsetting, the majority won't until they see clear demand signals." What Are They Investing in? The report focuses on investments that are "intended to return principal or generate profit while also resulting in a positive impact on natural resources and ecosystems," and it explicitly adds that "conservation impacts must be the intended motivation for making the investment; they cannot be simply a by-product of an investment made solely for financial return." By that definition, forest-carbon projects are a no-brainer, while sustainable agriculture could be in a grey area. Nonetheless, of the $8.2 billion that did get invested, $6.5 billion went to food and fiber - primarily sustainable farming and forestry - with the rest going into habitat conservation and water trading programs, which are explicit "payments for ecosystem services" (forest carbon falls under habitat conservation). When asked about that undeployed $3.1 billion, respondents didn't say which projects they'd reviewed and rejected, but simply that the available projects didn't meet their criteria. So, what are those criteria? Function and Familiarity The most important criteria may be more psychological than logical: investors - like all people - tend to stick with what they know. "Private investors viewed agriculture and forestry as asset classes long before 'sustainability' entered investors' vocabularies," the report says - although later it adds that "environmental credit investments...entail greater risk for various reasons including the influence of public policy on the long-term viability of environmental markets." Project developers can certainly attest to the risk, but most aren't giving up. Indeed, they're holding the offsets they've generated because they believe prices will rise - and with good reason. To begin with, forest carbon is a pillar of the Paris Climate Agreement, which will proceed even if the United States bails out, and the US state of California has shown that demand can ratchet up quickly when a government shows it's serious about climate action. Respondents identified a 5-10% sweet spot for returns on investment, and that's more than achievable - especially if the carbon offsets are embedded in a larger agriculture project, as they usually are. Most forest-carbon projects - especially those that save endangered forests (called "REDD+") - work by helping farmers boost yields so they don't have to chop trees, but most of the sustainable farming and forestry initiatives identified in the survey work by purchasing land and managing it sustainably. The Livelihoods Funds buck that trend, because they explicitly don't buy land, but instead work with hundreds of thousands of small, independent farmers, and they're not alone. Althelia Ecosphere follows a similar model, and many REDD project developers - perhaps most of them - don't take ownership of the land, but rather work with farmers or indigenous people to manage their land more sustainably. Carbon finance, in other words, is increasingly blended with sustainable agriculture initiatives - and it could help investors address another shortfall identified in the report: namely, the inability to quantify the environmental impacts they're aiming to deliver. Layering in carbon, it turns out, means adopting rigorous and time-tested verification and validation of all environmental benefits - which Mayende says helped her boost her yields. "To get the carbon bonus, I had to keep better records," she says. "That made me a better farmer, and that meant more income, which enabled me to build all that you see her." And that, in the end, is language all investors understand. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

15 января, 17:09

Блеск и нищета российского футбола

Без финансовых проблем - только «Зенит» и «Спартак»

12 января, 19:25

Опрос: Сейчас самое худшее отношение к кадрам за всю историю России, или нет?

Самохвалов А.Н. У лебёдкиИзвестен лозунг Сталина: "Кадры решают всё". Известно как кадры ценили при Петре1 и даже при Екатерине 2.Что сейчас? Сейчас огромная сверхсмертность (это читайте Буркину Фасо ) и выкашивает конечно маргиналов и бомжей в первую очередь. Но как люди попали в категорию "конченные люди"? А многие так и попали, это специалисты (кадры) в услугах которых перестали нуждаться. Можно конечно переучиться, но вопрос на кого (программистами, которые действительно сегодня востребованы получается стать не у всех). Само опускание по социальной лестнице это уже огромный стресс для человека, но уже самый страшный стресс-это полная невостребованность и ненужность. Периодически я возвращаюсь к этой теме (она никак не даёт о себе забыть). Вот опять крестницу выперли с работы (а у неё 2 высших образования, техническое и экономическое). Я не знаю даже не то что ей делать, а даже что ей посоветовать. Помочь не могу ничем, а вроде имею какие-то связи и знакомства. В общем грустно, когда глядишь на кабинет профессионалов Трампа и отношение к специалистам в Китае (хотя там сейчас специалистов наверное больше всех в мире). Но может я что-то не так вижу, может быть у нас специалисты в почёте (и в материальном достатке)?Попков В.Е. МОЛОДОСТЬView Poll: Сейчас самое худшее отношение к кадрам за всю историю России, или нет?Дейнека А.А. Юный конструкторЖивые закрывают глаза мёртвым, а мёртвые открывают глаза живымГелий Коржев На троихГелий Коржев ЖИВОЙ ЗАСЛОН (2001-2004)

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Afcon 2017: a group-by-group guide to the Africa Cup of Nations

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