News From Burkina Faso: The BARKives
This Monday, May 25, 2020 was held the commemoration ceremony of the World Menstrual Hygiene Day. Under the theme “It’s time to act”, this day aims to take stock and reflect on finding ways and means to support girls in the management of their menses.
The growing number of COVID-19 cases in Burkina Faso is threatening to overwhelm the country’s war-weakened health system and complicate efforts to respond to one of the world’s fastest-growing displacement crises.
‘Having abandoned everything, they have no resources to take care of themselves.’
Cheick Ahmed al-Hassan Sanou is a 27-year-old man from Burkina Faso. He had gone from the boy who was bullied for being fat, to one of the strongest men in the world.
Born in 1992, Iron Biby, as he is affectionately called, realized when he was five that he was different from his siblings due to his weight.
31 years after his murder, the first stone of the five meter bronze monument to the memory of Capt Thomas Sankara was laid on October 15, 2018 in Ouagadougou. How else should Africans honour and remember their icons, heroes and heroines?