For the first time 3 military forces from 3 different countries are joining their strength to strike the terrorists’ positions located at Mali and Burkina Faso borders. This special operation is name Panga in a local language of Burkina meaning strength in English. Burkina and Mali armies supported by Barkhane forces were engaged in this odyssey against terrorists. This tripartite operation Panga is conceived to trap and take alive if possible terrorists and criminals who are squatting at the borders. Burkina army engaged 3 military companies strong of 580 men spread among companies Lion, Tiger and Touba. Those men got the support of an additional force from GFAT the anti-terrorists forces grouping based at Djibo and Nassoumbou.
97,000,000,000 FCFA WERE GIVEN TO COTTON PRODUCERS DURING 2016-2017 AGRICULTURAL SEASON IN BURKINA FASO.
The African cotton sector is looking for a better future. After many years, the sector is still at the crossroad. And the 22nd and last meeting of the African cotton specialists called cos-cotton purpose is to exchange in how to grow and bring more value added to it. For Prime Minister Paul KABA THIEBA, who opened the ceremony of this international meeting, African countries have to see cotton as a motor of economic growth. And for that he asked for more political engagement in this sector. The part of the African production talking about cotton processed in Africa is estimated at least than 5%. This not acceptable and it shows very well that many years after the independence we still have a lot to do to catch up the time we lost. Said Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba. Continue reading →