Burkina Faso

Country Burkina Faso
Capital Ouagadougou
Continent Africa
Currency West African CFA franc(XOF)
Languages French, Mòoré, Mandinka & Bambara

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Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) achieved independence from France in 1960. Repeated military coups during the 1970s and 1980s were followed by multiparty elections in the early 1990s. Current President Blaise COMPAORE came to power in a 1987 military coup and has won every election since then. Burkina Faso's high population density and limited natural resources result in poor economic prospects for the majority of its citizens. Recent unrest in Cote d'Ivoire and northern Ghana has hindered the ability of several hundred thousand seasonal Burkinabe farm workers to find employment in neighboring countries.

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Burkina Faso - Wikipedia
Burkina Faso - CIA World Fact Book
Burkina Faso - BBC
Burkina Faso - Timeline - BBC

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4 killed in shootout with extremists in Burkina Faso capital - Washington Post

Washington Post

4 killed in shootout with extremists in Burkina Faso capital
Washington Post
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — A Burkina Faso official says three extremists and one member of the security forces have been killed during an effort to dismantle an Islamic extremist group's operation in the outskirts of the capital. Security Minister ...

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Burkina Faso: Killings, Abuse in Sahel Conflict | Human Rights Watch - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

Burkina Faso: Killings, Abuse in Sahel Conflict | Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch
Armed Islamist groups in Burkina Faso have executed suspected government collaborators, intimidated teachers and spread fear among civilians throughout the ...
“By Day We Fear the Army, By Night the Jihadists” - Abuses by ...Reliefweb

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Burkina Faso forces kill three suspected terrorists in early morning raid - Doordarshan

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Burkina Faso forces kill three suspected terrorists in early morning raid
Doordarshan
Unfortunately in this operation, a high risk operation, we lost one of our valiant men who died of his injuries and four others were injured and are now in hospital. Two civilians were also injured," Burkina Faso minister of security, Clement Sawadogo ...
Burkina forces kill 3 suspected Islamist militants in early morning raideNCA
Three dead in anti-terror operation in Burkina capitalThe Sun Daily
Burkina Forces Kill 3 Suspected Terrorists In Early Morning RaidIndependent Newspapers Limited

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Fundraiser ongoing for schools in Burkina Faso - Enumclaw Courier-Herald

Enumclaw Courier-Herald

Fundraiser ongoing for schools in Burkina Faso
Enumclaw Courier-Herald
During the past month, Walk in the Light (WITLI) partnered with the Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce and local businesses for the “Change 4 Change” fundraiser, which raised money to purchase school supplies for schools in Burkina Faso. In just four weeks ...



Rights watchdog reports army and jihadist abuses in Burkina Faso - Business Day

Business Day

Rights watchdog reports army and jihadist abuses in Burkina Faso
Business Day
Ouagadougou — Security forces in Burkina Faso have carried out extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests and other abuses in their campaign against terrorism, ...

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Cameroon drop Bassogog for Burkina Faso friendly - Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release)

Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release)

Cameroon drop Bassogog for Burkina Faso friendly
Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release)
Published on 22.05.2018 at 11h05 by Journal du Cameroun. Share. Christian Bassogog has been ruled out of the Burkina Faso friendly. Cameroon have dropped forward Christian Bassogog for this weekend's friendly against Burkina Faso in Paris.



From Burkina to Zimbabwe, US aid cuts squeeze family planning services - Reuters

Reuters

From Burkina to Zimbabwe, US aid cuts squeeze family planning services
Reuters
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - The Marie Stopes Ladies who drive from village to village in the remote north of Burkina Faso offering free contraception, advice on family planning, sexual health and sometimes abortion, may have to stop work in June.



BURKINA FASO SECURITY FORCES KILL THREE "SUSPECTED TERRORISTS", ARREST ONE ON OUTSKIRTS OF ... - Reuters Africa

BURKINA FASO SECURITY FORCES KILL THREE "SUSPECTED TERRORISTS", ARREST ONE ON OUTSKIRTS OF ...
Reuters Africa
BURKINA FASO SECURITY FORCES KILL THREE "SUSPECTED TERRORISTS", ARREST ONE ON OUTSKIRTS OF CAPITAL OUAGADOUGOU; ONE GENDARME DEAD - STATE TV. Reuters Staff. 1 Min Read. BURKINA FASO SECURITY FORCES KILL ...



Idrissa Nassa wants a piece of BCB - Africa Intelligence

Idrissa Nassa wants a piece of BCB
Africa Intelligence
In referring to 'a banking group with experience in west Africa', the bidding process for acquiring a 40% stake in the share capital of Banque commerciale du Burkina (BCB) has pitted Idrissa Nassa, the boss of Coris Bank, and the businessman Simon ...



Interim relief denied in Burkina Faso mining dispute - GAR

GAR

Interim relief denied in Burkina Faso mining dispute
GAR
An ICC tribunal has rejected a request for interim measures from a group of companies owned by Romanian-Australian businessman Frank Timis in a US$4 billion dispute with Burkina Faso over one of the world's largest manganese mines.