Past: International Nurses Day celebrated on delay

The Northern Regional Council of the Order of Nurses of Burina Faso celebrated International Nurses Day from June 7 to 9, 2024 in Yako. These days were placed under the theme: ‘Our nurses, our future. The economic power of care’.

As part of the delayed commemoration of International Nurses Day celebrated on May 12 each year, nurses from the Northern region met on Saturday June 8, 2024 in Yako to magnify their profession, through a series of activities.

These included a conference, diabetes and artificial hypertension screening campaigns, a football match, a walk, a blood donation and a dance evening.

Chaired by the High Commissioner of Passoré, Daouda Sangaré, the celebration was attended by administrative authorities, associations, customary and religious, military and paramilitary authorities and healthcare personnel from Passoré.

Placed under the theme: ‘Our nurses, our future, the economic power of care’, the conference was moderated by the president of the National Council of the Order of Nurses of B
urkina, Bonvouila Ouédraogo.

In his communication , Mr. Ouédrago made it known that the role and responsibility of nurses are unequivocal.

Because, he justified, no global health action program can be carried out without the efforts of nursing staff who play a central role in establishing health coverage, in order to achieve the sustainable development desired by the ‘ WHO since 2020 .

Continuing his intervention, the communicator explained that the economic power of care occupations an important place in the nursing profession and especially in the improvement of health care services, economic development, peace and the well-being of populations.

‘Its investment improves labor productivity by strengthening the health care system,’ he said.

The first manager in charge of the health structures of Passoré, Ousséni Sawadogo, appreciated the day while inviting the populations to give a place of their own to the nursing function in the healthcare system of Burkina Faso.

The godmother of the day, Bernadette K
ientéga/Ouédraogo, for her part, invited health workers to work with more enthusiasm in order to be models in the exercise of their duties.

Ms. Kientéga also invited them to love patients and users of health services while valuing the function.

For the president of the Northern Regional Council, Paul Ouédraogo, the choice of Yako for holding the activity is justified by the fact that its nursing population is the largest in terms of numbers, after the Ouahigouya health district.

‘We are traveling to hospitals and CSPS to think about how to change perceptions and demonstrated that strategic investment in nursing care can bring socio-economic benefits,’ he maintained.

The high commissioner of the Passoré province, Daouda Sangaré, specified that the day consists of mobilizing administrative officials, customary and religious leaders to understand the profession of nursing.

For him, the theme is significant and highlights the relationship between the well-being of a community and the nursing profession.

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angaré explained that this leads the international community, global health officials and policy makers, to invest in the training and development of the workforce as well as the improvement of working conditions and the role of nurses. /ies in society.

At the end of the conference, the participants appreciated the content of the commemoration of Yako, like David Kouadjagué who admitted that the celebration of the said day allowed him to rediscover his identity and to reflect on his future.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Burkina: Tourism stakeholders urged to participate in the fight against money laundering

Ouagadougou: The General Directorate of Tourism (DGT) on Tuesday raised awareness among hoteliers, restaurateurs, travel operators and tourism in general, on their role and obligations in the fight against money laundering. capital, in order to dry up the financing of terrorism.

Tourism regulators led, Tuesday in Ouagadougou, reflection on the problem of the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

Organized by the General Directorate of Tourism (DGT), the framework of reflection made it possible, according to the first head of the structure, Monique Ouédraogo/Ilboudo, to exchange with tourism leaders, hoteliers, restaurateurs and travel operators on their role and obligations in the fight against money laundering.

For Ms. Ouedraogo, the meeting on Tuesday June 11, 2024, also aimed to popularize the legal and institutional framework for the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism among tourism and hotel industry stakeholders.

This, with the aim of putting in pla
ce systems capable of stemming money laundering in order to stifle the sources of financing of terrorism which is plaguing the sub-region, she indicated.

According to Kadré Sawadogo, director of regulation and control, 14 obligations govern the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

These include, among other things, the obligation of vigilance and control, the conservation of documentation and the declaration of suspicious behavior to the national financial information unit.

For Mr. Sawadogo, there are two types of taxable persons, namely those in the financial sector and those in the non-financial sector including hoteliers, restaurateurs and travel agencies.

‘Each of them must work to prevent their platform from being used for the purposes of money laundering and terrorist financing,’ he concluded.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Banwa: A success rate of 25.99% in the 1st round at BEPC

The results of the first round of the examination for the Brevet d’Étude du Premier Cycle (BEPC) session of 2024 give a percentage rate of 25.99% in the 1st round at the BEPC in the 4 juries of the province.

According to the head of the examinations and competitions service, Siaka Koté, out of 757 registered candidates, 735 actually completed the exams.

According to Mr. Koté, after proclamation 191 candidates are admitted to the 1st round, representing a success percentage of 25.99% and 288 candidates must present themselves for the second round.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Plateau-central: The KIFIFE festival wants to bring children closer to the cinema profession

Ouagadougou: The official opening of the KIFIFE children’s film festival, organized by the Village Opéra, took place on Tuesday in Ziniaré. The 5th edition promises cinema screenings as well as training in cinema professions for the benefit of children.

‘Cinema is still considered a luxury for children in the Central Plateau. It’s a region that is close to the city of Ouagadougou but there are really no opportunities for children to go see films,’ declares Marie Laurentine Bayala, Director of the KIFIFE Children’s Film Festival.

For her, cinema is not easily accessible to children in areas outside the capital.

Ms. Bayala spoke Tuesday, in Ziniaré, during the opening ceremony of the 5th Children’s Film Festival, called KIFIFE.

For five days, film screenings are planned in certain schools and villages in Ziniaré but also in Ouagadougou at night and during the day.

‘This year, we have expanded the screening sites to allow children to better enjoy this festival,’ notes Laurentine Bayala.

The Director of the
KIFIFE Children’s Film Festival called on children to massively participate in the various screenings.

The film ”garibou” by Malian director Seydou Cissé was screened at the end of the ceremony in the presence of students from the Dagnoën ”A” primary school.

‘The spirit of the festival is truly magnificent. The architectural framework and everything that goes with it is very appreciable,’ says Seydou Cissé.

‘In a fun way with the children, we are going to get into the basics of the 7th art . I will talk to them about the mechanisms for arriving at a story, about framing and sequencing,’ explains Mr. Cissé.

The closing of the festival is scheduled for this Saturday.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Balé: The province records a BEPC success rate of 28.35%

All the juries announced the results of the first round of the BEPC on the afternoon of Tuesday June 12, 2024. The success rate is 28.35%.

The first round of the BEPC delivered its results. All juries in the province announced the results in the afternoon of Tuesday June 12, until late at night. 1238 candidates are admitted out of 4367 present for the composition of the tests.

There are 587 boys admitted and 651 girls admitted. 2,132 candidates are authorized to take part in the second round, which will take place on Friday June 14, 2024.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

UNA and Muslim World League launch 11 initiatives to garner international media support for recognition of Palestine

Ouagadougou: His Excellency the Secretary General of the World Islamic League, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, and His Excellency the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Mr. Hussein Ibrahim Taha, have launched last Sunday, June 9 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, ‘via videoconference’, the work of the international forum entitled ‘Media and Palestinian rights: practical measures to take advantage of Palestine recognition initiatives’.

The forum was organized in partnership between the Deputy Secretariat for Institutional Communication and the Union of News Agencies of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

It was opened with the participation of news agencies from Islamic countries, international media unions, heads of international news agencies and a group of diplomatic and intellectual figures.

At the end of its work, the Forum issued a number of recommendations, including eleven executive initiatives aimed at strengthening the support of Islamic and international media for th
e defense of the rights of the Palestinian people, including the creation of a platform interactive media form specialized in monitoring and documenting the international and popular movement with regard to compliance with international resolutions relating to the Palestinian cause, the publication of documented periodic reports on this subject, the intensification of the media dissemination of initiatives and statements issued by various countries around the world regarding the recognition of Palestine, the positive presentation of these statements and the launch of an electronic blog.

The initiatives included holding a periodic media forum in one of the world capitals to discuss practical steps to support the Palestinian cause in the media, coordinate joint action in this regard and launch a special branch in the ‘Federation of Islamic News Agencies Award’ announced last November, to honor the best journalistic works that support the Palestinian cause, contribute to properly publicizing it and support and
encourage international efforts aimed at resolving it.

Recommendations included strengthening cooperation and coordination between media organs of international organizations concerned with the Palestinian cause, such as the UN,

the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Islamic World League, to raise media awareness of the Palestinian cause, organize programs and activities designed for this purpose, and strive to intensify media monitoring of statements offensive to the Palestinian people published by some Israeli officials and far- right parties in Israel, and showing the violation of international human rights conventions that these statements represent.

HE the Secretary General of the Association opened the work of the forum with a speech in which he underlined that professional and objective media coverage of the bloody events in Gaza had become one of the pillars which relaunched the international debate on the need to accelerate an urgent , just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian qu
estion.

His Eminence reiterated that the tragic disasters and blatant attacks suffered by the Palestinian people will remain engraved in the consciousness of all living consciences and will testify to the level of effectiveness of the international community in supporting the oppressed, deterring the oppressor and the establishment of international standards of justice, noting that this platform is intended to be an effective platform to press for strong and firm measures to end the horrific crimes against the Palestinian people.

Mr. Al-Issa stressed that the media – with its various means and modern technologies – have an important role to play in effectively contributing to bringing the ship of our world to its end of life.

He stressed that since the beginning of the events in Gaza, the professional and honest media have played an important and leading role in denouncing “the crimes of Israeli aggression and in presenting a professional and honest picture of the violations unjust acts against the Palesti
nian people that are taking place on the bloody scene.

Dr. Al-Issa stressed that these positive steps and media successes coincided with intensive Arab-Islamic movements, led by the ministerial committee appointed by the Joint Arab-Islamic Summit, chaired by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where the committee worked to mobilize international support for an immediate end to the war in Gaza, and to discuss concrete and practical steps to implement the two-state solution and end the conflict in the region.

His Excellency Dr. Al-Issa highly appreciated, on behalf of the World Islamic League, and on behalf of the scholars and intellectuals of the Ummah and the Muslim peoples under the aegis of the League, the great efforts made by the Servant of two holy mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness Crown Prince and Prime Minister, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, may God protect them, in order to support the Palestinian cause.

After that, HE Hussein Ibrahim
Taha, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), delivered an opening speech emphasizing the importance of convening such a forum to dedicate cooperation to serving the cause of Palestine and Al Quds Al Sharif.

In his speech, His Excellency spoke of the importance of the role of the media in documenting “the violations of international and humanitarian law by the Israeli authorities responsible for the aggression, and their lack of hesitation to systematically commit all forms of violence against the Palestinian people.

Taha stressed the importance of internationalizing the Palestinian cause and working thoughtfully through relevant international institutions and committees in order to achieve international recognition of the Palestinian state, according to a plan arising from a precise vision leading to a two-state solution based on relevant United Nations resolutions.

His Excellency stressed the need for significant intervention in order to end the Israeli occupation, thereby clo
sing the curtain on the entire colonial era, avoiding silence on what is happening in occupied Palestine and taking steps to consolidate the peace.

For his part, the general supervisor of the official media of the State of Palestine, Minister Ahmed Assaf, stressed that the recent wave of recognitions of the Palestinian State, namely those of Spain, Ireland, Norway and Slovenia, represents a reawakening of the world’s rejection of Israeli brutality practiced without restraint in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

He stressed that in the same context come the decisions of the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court, the time when Israel can escape responsibility and punishment is over, and it is no longer acceptable to continue the policy double standards.

The Palestinian minister stressed that the media, with all their tools and means, have a decisive role in today’s world, and that – especially with regard to the Palestinian cause – can make a difference, because
essence of the conflict is in the novel, which is a difficult and complex conflict because it is intertwined with cultures and ambitions.

For his part, the Director General of the Union of News Agencies of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (UNA), Mr. Mohammed bin Abd Rabbo Al-Yami, called for investment in international initiatives to recognize Palestine and accompany it with a media discourse that reinforces it, emphasizing its importance in ending the conflict and establishing peace.

The forum included a number of round tables, during which a number of media experts and leaders of its international federations discussed a number of topics and issues, including “practical steps in cooperation of media to support initiatives to recognize the State of Palestine”, ” media terminology and support for the legitimate right of the Palestinian people”, in addition to “peace journalism and strengthening the role of the media in resolving international crises’.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Tuy: 35 seamstresses embrace the world of work

The Center for Education and Social Promotion (CEPS) of Houndé organized on Saturday June 1, 2024 the closing of its activities marking the exit of the 26th class of the center composed of 35 seamstresses in sewing.

The Houndé Center for Education and Social Promotion (CEPS) provided training for 113 learners including 41 in the 1st year, 37 in the 2nd year and 35 in the 3rd year during the 2023-2024 school year.

To end its activities in style, it organized, on Saturday June 1, 2024, a closing ceremony marking the exit of the 26th promotion from the center.

This ceremony was punctuated by performances by artists, a sketch dealing with the abandonment of child marriages and a fashion show highlighting the skills of the learners in cutting and tailoring. On the occasion, the 35 residents of the 3rd year each received their certificate of end of training.

According to the head of the CEPS department in Houndé Zakaria Ouédraogo, the center achieved a 95% success rate for this school year.

He praised the comm
itment and dedication of the staff, the provincial director in charge of humanitarian action as well as local partners whose financial and material support made it possible to strengthen the institutional capacities of the center.

The center manager also congratulated the learners for the satisfactory results while encouraging the residents at the end of their training to remain in the same dynamic in order to be models of success for future generations.

However, the tree should not hide the forest, according to Mr. Ouedraogo, because the results reached by CEPS hide several difficulties.

Among these, he cited the absence of subsidies for the operation of the center, the insufficiency and defective condition of sewing machines, the absence of working materials, the absence of support for girls at the end of training, the absence of electricity and running water at the center and the lack of partners at the local level.

For the survival of the CEPS of Houndé, Zakaria Ouédraogo launched a cry from the heart
to the competent authorities and to structures or people of good will.

The godmother of the 26th promotion, Marceline Tiaho, also a former CEPS resident, was delighted with the choice made on her person.

According to her, training in cutting and sewing will allow girls to build a professional life. Ms. Tiaho also provided advice to her goddaughters with a view to their socio-professional development.

The delegate of the 26th promotion of the center, Julie Nacoulma, expressed the pride of the promotion in embracing the world of work and promised to do everything possible to contribute to the development of Burkina through sewing.

According to the provincial director in charge of Humanitarian Action in Tuy, Brama Traoré, for more than 26 years the Ministry in charge of Humanitarian Action has worked tirelessly, through this center, to offer a second chance to young girls who have dropped out of school or out of school in Houndé.

In the Tuy province, he suggested, several dozen young girls went through the
education and social promotion centers of Houndé, Béréba and Founzan.

‘Through the cutting and sewing training, it is an opportunity for us to show them that despite the difficulties of daily life, we can always have a way out,’ explained Mr. Traoré.

The provincial director in charge of Humanitarian Action in Tuy congratulated the outgoing promotion before providing advice in turn.

‘The profession of fashion designer is open and at the same time very competitive. Therefore, you must demonstrate creativity, discipline, punctuality, rigor, integrity and above all humility which are fundamental values of the couturier profession to cultivate in your everyday life,’ indicated Mr. Traore.

As a reminder, it was in October 1996 that the CEPS of Houndé opened its doors with training in cutting and sewing. The target population is made up of disadvantaged young girls aged 13 to 35, particularly unmarried mothers, girls who are victims of forced or early marriage, girls who have dropped out of school or are not in
school.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Gourma/BEPC 2024: The results of the first round known

The results of the examination for the First Cycle Study Certificate (BEPC) of the 2024 session jury 6 of Fada N’Gourma, are known this Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

Jury 6 of Fada N’Gourma announced on Tuesday June 11, 2024, the results of the First Cycle Study Certificate (BEPC) for the 2024 session.

Out of 250 candidates presented including 107 boys and 143 girls, 84 candidates including 46 boys and 38 girls were declared admitted in the first round, ie a success rate of 33.6%.

For the second round, 98 candidates including 40 boys and 58 girls are authorized to take the tests.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

BURKINA Kourweogo/BEPC 2024: 565 candidates admitted

The province of Kourweogo recorded on Tuesday June 12, 2024, 565 candidates admitted including 272 girls, 293 boys, following the announcement of the results of the first round of the Brevet d’études du premier cycle (BEPC) .

565 candidates admitted including 272 girls, 293 boys, following the announcement of the results of the first round of the Brevet d’études du first cycle (BEPC) of the 8 juries in the Kourweogo province.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Fecafoot-Minsep saga: Senate, National Assembly call for dialogue


The Presidents of the Senate and the National Assembly have condemned the ongoing football crisis and political opposition activities during the opening session of the June parliamentary session.

Senate President Marcel Niat Njifenji denounced separatist atrocities in crisis-hit regions of Cameroon, highlighting frequent kidnappings for ransom and brutal killings. He specifically mentioned the recent killing of Bello’s Mayor, Mr. Ngong Innocent, and a Pedagogic Inspector of Basic Education on May 20, 2024.

Njifenji also addressed the the conflict between the ministry of Sports and physical education and the Cameroon football federation, urging both parties to engage in dialogue as football remains a national pride.

In the lower house, National Assembly Speaker Cavaye Yegue Djibril emphasized political issues, calling out opposition leaders aiming to destabilize the country ahead of the 2025 presidential elections. He echoed the call for dialogue in resolving the football crisis for lasting peace.

Both pre
sidents commended Philemon Yang for his election as President of the 79th General Assembly of the United Nations.

The opening sessions were attended by government members, led by Prime Minister Chief Dr. Joseph Dion Ngute, and diplomatic representatives.

During the 30-day session, both houses will focus on budget-oriented debates.

Source: Cameroon News Agency