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FESPACO: the 24th edition taking place in spite of the risk of Ebola

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The 24th edition of the Pan-African Cinema and Television Festival of Ouagadougou is one of the great sub-regional meetings that will be held as initially planned, meaning from 28th February to 7th March 2015.

Most of the great periodic meetings were postponed at a later date or simply cancelled for fear of the Ebola virus that continues ravaging a part of the sub-Saharan Africa.

It is the Burkinabe Minister of Culture and Tourism, Claude Dioma, who confirmed last Thursday the holding of this biennial event placed this year under the theme: “African Cinema: production and broadcasting in the era of the digital technology“.

The Council of the ministers held on Wednesday, gave instructions to the concerned departments “to take the appropriate measures, in particular; the strengthening of the prevention campaign against the Ebola virus disease to make successful the organization of the FESPACO that honors our country“.

Kindly note that events as the International Craft Industry Fair of Ouagadougou (SIAO), the Faso Cycle Race and the International Tourism and the Hotel Business Fair of Ouagadougou (SITHO) were postponed because of the hemorrhagic fever.

 

Original text by: Blaise AKAME

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