As part of its school meals project in Burkina Faso, WFP uses locally-produced yoghurt to enrich children's school meals and provide a market for vulnerable small-scale producers to earn an extra income. Students in fourteen schools have been benefitting from this initiative since May, when WFP introduced yoghurt into its school meals.
Oil and soap from locally-grown palm date on sale in the town of Dori, northen Burkina Faso. Photo: UNDP Burkina Faso/Laetitia Ouoba 21 September 2015 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned reports of violence against civilians in Burkina Faso and urged the country's defense and security forces, especially the Presidential Guard, to exercise restraint and respect the human rights of all citizens.
The Initiative new to WFP's school feeding programmes across West Africa - will initially reach nearly 2,000 students in 12 primary schools. It supports the Government's strategy to enable communities to gradually take full ownership of the school canteens.
Oil and soap from locally-grown palm date on sale in the town of Dori, northen Burkina Faso. Photo: UNDP Burkina Faso/Laetitia Ouoba 14 November 2014 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the people of Burkina Faso on the consensus adoption of a Charter of the Transition, which will provide the legal framework for a civilian-led transition culminating in elections in November 2015.
Burkina Faso's army chief Gen. Nabere Honore Traore assumed power Friday after President Blaise Compaore announced his resignation following violent protests against his attempt to extend his 27-year rule.