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Thanks to Emmanual and other contributors for their work on this subject.

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Hello Gentlemen, here is Burkina Faso : Medal of Honour of the Custom Service.

Like the Medal of Honour for the Prison it was made by "MARCK".

Emmanuel

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Possible immediate post independence Order of Agricultural Development????

[reverse plain but bears a Gardino Succ Cravanzola, Roma circular plate]. Plants in lower medallion appear to be cotton or cocoa pods. Grand Cross insignia only a badge & sash? Perhaps a manufacturer's sample?? Sorry for small image.

BURKINA FASO, ORDINE DELLO SVILUPPO AGRICOLO, GRAN CROCE

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Excellent question; while cotton plants appear to be one of the 'original Upper Volta symbols' and incorporated into first type National Order design, gilt star on red ground seems not. Burkinabe national symbology currently promotes red and green with gold star -- cotton representation in very minor role now. Maybe this is a never implemented project sample dating from pre-1993 revisions? Though red and green are major Burkinabe colors, Sash looks to be repurposed Italian Merit Order production.

Manufacturer presumably knew what it was -- 20 years later, possibility of incomplete/non-existent records of what may be a 'one-off' could confuse issue.

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Gentlemen,

Perhaps a silly question but why would Cravanzola be making an award for Burkina Faso? I know the company made Somali awards - could this be one - five pointed star with a single star device on the shield - admittedly no blue and white colours. Did Somalia have a cotton industry? As noted the sash may not be appropriate. Perhaps a long shot I know?

Regards,

Owain

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Hello Gentlemen,

Here is a good photo of the Order of Merit Burkinabé (with clasp Amitié Coopération = Friendship & Cooperation) from Burkina Faso & an exemple of award document.

Badge is 36 millimeters in diameter.

Emmanuel

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Here is Burkina Faso : Ordre des Arts & Lettres et de la Communication

It's a Knight badge (Chevalier) with clasp "Musique Danse"

On the reverse there is the maker mark : MARCK from France, but someone tried to "burned it" ....!!! ???

Gladly just a small part of the reverse is a bit damaged.

Long time ago on this post Dragomir show us the award document.

Now I can show the badge itself.

Diameter : 35 millimeters and very thick : 4 millimeters !!!

Weight : 34 grammes.

Emmanuel

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Here is Burkina Faso : Ordre du Merite de la Jeunesse et des Sports.

Order of Merit of Sports & Youth, awarded to Mohammed Morchid from Company Sonatel.

Picture is of bad quality, but better than nothing.

I never saw this Order in real.

All specific awards of Burkina Faso (I mean Orders & Medals awarded by ministries) are very hard to get.

Emmanuel

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Hello Gentlemen, at last I catch a correct picture of Burkina Faso Ordre du Merite Commercial et Industriel (Order of Commercial & Industrial Merit).

Here with clasp : COMMERCE, so I guess that there shall exist a clasp : INDUSTRIE

If anyone has one for sale, I'am always ready to buy.

Regards.

Emmanuel

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Another nice detailed picture of what is said : Medaille du Merite National. (here with clasp : ACTION SOCIAL, which means for achievment in the field of social healthcare).

Actually it's the same medal that the medal awarded to Lucien Naré (from a post I did some years ago). Lucien Naré who got his own medal, but probably with a different clasp for his action for the acess of blind people to braille typing machine & braille keyboard for computer.

If anyone know one such a medal for sale, I'am ready to buy.

Regards.

Emmanuel

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Lazare TARPAGA, Contrôleur Général de Police, Directeur Général de la Police Nationale.

Cant find Medal of Honour of Police image :( 

Lazare TARPAGA.jpg

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ilja, do you mean that Commandant Tarpaga has been awarded the medal?  I can't pick it out under the fouragerre on his uniform. 

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I think I can just make it out but you're right, its hard to see.  Not a terribly attractive medal either, in my opinion, but then no one is likely to award it to me so that shouldn't matter!  Thanks for your continued research and postings.

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Hello Gentlemen, patience pays.

Even if I have still NOT get for myself a Medal of Honor of the Police of Burkina Faso, here is at lest the best photo I have been able to get. On 10 February 2012, Pierre Michel Pons was awarded this medal. It is interesting to mention that he was in 2010 also awarded Knight of the National Order of Burkina Faso.

http://pierre-michel-pons.com/?Médaille_d’honneur_de_la_Police_Nationale 

I hope you can enjoy.

Best regards to all.

    Emmanuel

Burkina Faso Medaille d'Honneur de la Police to Pierre Michel Pons.jpg

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And here is link, in french, on the ceremony held on 28 December 2017, on awards of the Medals by the Police of Burkina Faso.

186 Medals were awarded, but only 123 of them were Medal of Honor of the Police. The 63 others were United Nations Medals.

https://academiedepolice.bf/index.php/2-uncategorised/264-ceremonie-de-decoration-la-police-nationale-recompense-le-travail-de-ses-agents 

The link exist only in french, but at least it's better than nothing.

Best regards.

    Emmanuel

 

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6 hours ago, heusy68 said:

patience pays

Indeed!  Good luck with the continued hunt for an example of your own, as I suspect they must be fairly uncommon.  Any idea why this recipient got the award? 

The only time I was in Burkina Faso - 35 years ago - many of the senior police officials in the former French colonies - 'Haute Volta' as it was then, Chad, & Niger - were Frenchmen,  many apparently on secondment from the Army.  And on my only visit to Paris, in 2015, I ran across a very large group of African police officers from those countries, presumably there on a course, so I wonder if there are still close ties between the French and Franco-African police forces.

Peter

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