Burkina Faso is ranked 148 among 190 economies in the ease of doing business, according to the latest World Bank annual ratings. The rank of Burkina Faso deteriorated to 148 in 2017 from 146 in 2016. Ease of Doing Business in Burkina Faso averaged 149.60 from 2008 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 155 in 2008 and a record low of 142 in 2015. The Ease of doing business index ranks countries against each other based on how the regulatory environment is conducive to business operationstronger protections of property rights. Economies with a high rank (1 to 20) have simpler and more friendly regulations for businesses. This page includes a chart with historical data for Ease of Doing Business in Burkina Faso.
The US is pledging $60 million to support a new force to patrol the southwestern Sahara desert. The "G5 Sahel nations" - Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad - are combining forces to fight armed groups in the area. The deaths of US soldiers in an attack in Niger last month may have drawn greater US interest. They're being backed by France in a bid to secure more support from the United Nations. Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from the UN. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
The pledge will help finance a 5,000-troop force from five African nations including Niger, where four American soldiers were killed in early October.
Burkina Faso recorded a government debt equivalent to 21.40 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2016. Government Debt to GDP in Burkina Faso averaged 26.81 percent from 2003 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 43.40 percent in 2004 and a record low of 20.60 percent in 2014. Generally, Government debt as a percent of GDP is used by investors to measure a country ability to make future payments on its debt, thus affecting the country borrowing costs and government bond yields. This page provides - Burkina Faso Government Debt To GDP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.
Plan for 5-nation force in the Sahel strongly backed by France and Italy but funding resisted by Trump administration Unprecedented plans to combat human trafficking and terrorism across the Sahel and into Libya will face a major credibility test on Monday when the UN decides whether to back a new proposed five-nation joint security force across the region.The 5,000-strong army costing $400m in the first year is designed to end growing insecurity, a driving force of migration, and combat endemic people-smuggling that has since 2014 seen 30,000 killed in the Sahara and an estimated 10,000 drowned in the central Mediterranean. Continue reading...
Standard & Poor's credit rating for Burkina Faso stands at B with stable outlook. In general, a credit rating is used by sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and other investors to gauge the credit worthiness of Burkina Faso thus having a big impact on the country's borrowing costs. This page includes the government debt credit rating for Burkina Faso as reported by major credit rating agencies.
Average Precipitation in Burkina Faso decreased to 0 mm in December from 1 mm in November of 2015. Average Precipitation in Burkina Faso averaged 67.77 mm from 1901 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 311 mm in August of 1909 and a record low of 0 mm in January of 1901. This page includes a chart with historical data for Burkina Faso Average Precipitation.
Average Temperature in Burkina Faso decreased to 24 celsius in December from 28 celsius in November of 2015. Average Temperature in Burkina Faso averaged 27.77 celsius from 1901 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 34 celsius in April of 1906 and a record low of 22 celsius in January of 1901. This page includes a chart with historical data for Burkina Faso Average Temperature.
IP Addresses in Burkina Faso increased to 16229 IP in the first quarter of 2017 from 15855 IP in the fourth quarter of 2016. IP Addresses in Burkina Faso averaged 9606.05 IP from 2007 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 16229 IP in the first quarter of 2017 and a record low of 3017 IP in the third quarter of 2007. This page includes a chart with historical data for Burkina FasoIP Addresses.
Internet Speed in Burkina Faso decreased to 1006.45 KBps in the first quarter of 2017 from 1133.26 KBps in the fourth quarter of 2016. Internet Speed in Burkina Faso averaged 489.34 KBps from 2007 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 1133.26 KBps in the fourth quarter of 2016 and a record low of 221.08 KBps in the third quarter of 2009. This page includes a chart with historical data for Burkina FasoInternet Speed.
The review of the trade policies and practices of the members of the West African Economic And Monetary Union (WAEMU) takes place on 25 and 27 October 2017. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Governments of Benin, Burkina Faso, the Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo.
Four thousand French soldiers are currently deployed across five African nations in support of a wide-ranging counter-terrorism effort.
**Should-Read: Dani Rodrik**: [Growth Without Industrialization?](https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/poor-economies-growing-without-industrializing-by-dani-rodrik-2017-10): "FLow-income African countries can sustain moderate rates of productivity growth into the future, on the back of steady improvements in human capital and governance... >...But the evidence suggests that, without manufacturing gains, the growth rates brought about recently by rapid structural change are exceptional and may not last.... Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic growth has slowed precipitously since 2015, but this reflects specific problems in three of its largest economies (Nigeria, Angola, and South Africa). Ethiopia, Côte d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Senegal, Burkina Faso, and Rwanda are all projected to achieve growth of 6% or higher this year. In Asia, the same is true of India, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Vietnam. >This is all good news, but it is also puzzling. Developing economies that manage to grow rapidly on a sustained basis without relying on natural-resource booms – as most of these countries have for a decade or more – typically do so through export-oriented industrialization. But few of these countries are experiencing much industrialization. The share of manufacturing in low-income Sub-Saharan countries is broadly stagnant – and in some cases declining. And despite much talk about “Make in India,” one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s...
Cynthia Ohayon, West Africa analyst, International Crisis Group The question of the place and influence of religion on society and politics is delicate. In Mali, a West African country in which 95% of the population is Muslim, Islam is a fact of life. Fears are growing in some quarters that religion could expand to occupy […]
‘We fulfilled people’s fantasies. We gave them a chance to experiment, to escape their ordinary lives. The aeroplane backdrop was particularly popular’I grew up in a rural area of what is now Burkina Faso, but I moved to Bobo-Dioulasso, the country’s second city, when I was about 17. There was a real buzz about the town. I started taking ID photos, straight-up portraits, for a small fee. With the help of my cousin Idrissa Koné, who was a musician and entrepreneur, I was able to set up a studio called Volta Photo. That’s when it all began.At first, I only had one backdrop, a set of Roman columns. But in my second studio, I had a bit more space, so I commissioned a few more from artists in Ghana and Benin. The aeroplane backdrop was particularly popular with young people who couldn’t afford to travel. It gave them a chance to experiment, to escape their ordinary lives and play with elements of the modern world. My studio fulfilled people’s fantasies. Continue reading...
Dan fani fabric symbolises cultural identity and national pride for the people of Burkina Faso.
After logging a fourth-straight weekly loss, gold prices have regained ground on the back of escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea and a weaker dollar.
• Dutch left needing seven-goal win over Sweden to reach World Cup play-offs• Belgium beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 4-3 in significant Group H showdownHolland’s chances of reaching the World Cup finals are almost certainly over, with Saturday night’s results meaning Dick Advocaat’s team need to beat Sweden by seven goals on Tuesday to reach the play-offs, while Bosnia-Herzegovina’s dramatic 4-3 home defeat by Belgium in Sarajevo had implications well beyond their hopes of finishing second in Group H.The Dutch won 3-1 in Belarus in Group A but look set to miss out on their second major tournament in a row because of their inferior goal difference. Sweden’s 8-0 thrashing of Luxembourg in Solna gives them a goal-difference superiority over Holland of 12 goals and they have also scored more, so would advance if goal difference was level. The Al Ain striker Marcus Berg scored four times and the captain Andreas Granqvist converted a penalty in each half in the Swedes’ biggest victory since 1938. Continue reading...