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In Burkina Faso, Women’s Day Commemoration Draws Attention to Cotton Industry

March 8 is International Women’s Day, a national holiday in Burkina Faso. One way of celebrating is by making new clothes from Women’s Day cloth that is designed with a new pattern every year.

Burkina Faso is Africa’s largest cotton producer, but the cloth reveals contradictions in the country’s biggest industry.

Originally aired on Voice of America March 7, 2010, and on Free Speech Radio News.

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