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Interview with Sara Rösare

– The Swedish ”offentlighetsprincipen”, the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act, is excellent but it is not worth much if the documents it grants you to see are incomprehensible.

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Interview with Elin Richarz

Burkina Faso has always been known as friendly and peaceful, a nation spared of ethnic conflicts. But in recent years, sporadic terror attacks by extremists have occurred in the north. The region around Nakamtenga is regarded safe but incidents also far away in the country must be looked into as potential threats to security.

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Silver Medals for The burkinabé teams!

This week, a number of silver medals were put on display in some Nakamtenga homes. Brought back by proud participants at the Africa Cup in floorball, “innebandy”, in Nairobi. The host Kenya proved too difficult in the finals for both the Burkina Faso teams but the girls pushed the home side to a penalty shootout.

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Interview with Lena Viterstedt

In the epic never-ending landscape, there is nowhere to be seen any rock, no stone. Yet, here stands a new solid brick school, literally born from the ground.

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Interview with Jakob Trollbäck

There is a publically not so well known connection between the recently initiated building of new latrines in Nakamtenga and Mr Bean.

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New funding for much needed latrines

Please contemplate the picture. It shows one of civilization’s greatest achievements: The clean toilet.

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New support for added solar energy

When the sun sets in the Sahel, it gets d-a-r-k! Early. Many everyday activities we take for granted is almost impossible when one, like most families in Nakamtenga, does not have electricity at home. How can you charge your cell phone, do your homework from school, clean the dishes etc....?

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Scaling up the "The Good Village" concept

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The small steps towards change feel so trivial compared to the larger questions of eradicating global poverty, hunger and injustice. But I am convinced that the trick is to just start.

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Summary 2018

The year ended in a fantastic way: in December 2018, Dr Denis Mukwege was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work against sexual violence. He has been a mentor to Yennenga Progress ever since we were founded in 2006.

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