Burkina Faso

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

Ouagadougou

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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
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Violent Extremism Takes Root in Burkina Faso | Foreign Affairs - Foreign Affairs

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Violent Extremism Takes Root in Burkina Faso | Foreign Affairs
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Over the last year, al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and Ansarul Islam have sought to turn the northern part of Burkina Faso into a stronghold through which they ...
Burkina Faso teachers return to school, seek support, after jihadist threatsDaily Mail

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Burkina Faso Super Model Supports Liberia and CEO of UNIFORM - Liberian Daily Observer

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Burkina Faso Super Model Supports Liberia and CEO of UNIFORM
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Georgie Badiel is striking and has been walking runways since she was in her late teens. In spite of this, she's an advocate and supports the equality of girls and women all over the world, including her two adopted daughters in Liberia. A couple of ...



Burkina Faso Sees Cotton Output Rising 20% in 2017-18 Season ... - Bloomberg

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Burkina Faso Sees Cotton Output Rising 20% in 2017-18 Season ...
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Burkina Faso, Africa's top cotton grower, sees output rising by as much as 20 percent to 820000 metric tons in the 2017-18 season which starts this month, ...
Burkina Faso cotton output to rise in 2017-18 season- Industry ...africanews
Burkina Faso to control information amid security threats - Xinhua ...Xinhua

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WFP Burkina Faso Country Brief, March 2017 - ReliefWeb - ReliefWeb

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WFP Burkina Faso Country Brief, March 2017 - ReliefWeb
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Highlights Funding gaps are currently jeopardizing the implementation of all activities. Considering the current level of funding, three regions out of seven will be ...

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French soldier to be tried over Burkina Faso child sex abuse - BBC ... - BBC News

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French soldier to be tried over Burkina Faso child sex abuse - BBC ...
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Prosecutors say the accused filmed himself touching two young girls in a hotel pool in Burkina Faso.

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Teranga to build Banfora gold project in Burkina Faso - Canadian Mining Journal

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Teranga to build Banfora gold project in Burkina Faso
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Teranga Gold (TSX: TGZ; ASX: TGZ) aims to build its Banfora project in Burkina Faso which would become its second West African gold mine with construction expected to start later this year. Teranga currently operates its flagship Sabodala gold mine ...
Teranga Gold Announces Two New Gold Discoveries at Golden Hill Property in Burkina FasoMarketwired (press release)

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Burkina Faso police stage nationwide protest - News24

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Burkina Faso police stage nationwide protest
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Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso police have staged a nationwide protest, calling it the first in a series of peaceful demonstrations against corruption and a lack of transparency among their leaders. One protest leader, Patrice Sanou, said that more ...
Lessons from Burkina Faso's inclusive education system | DevexDevex
Burkina Faso police stage nationwide protest over corruptionOlean Times Herald

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ISS Today: Security alone won't save Burkina Faso from extremism ... - Daily Maverick

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ISS Today: Security alone won't save Burkina Faso from extremism ...
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Socio-economic conditions, religious ideology and instability in neighbouring Mali contribute to the terror threat. By William Assanvo for ISS TODAY.

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Burkina Faso ousted leader's trial branded a 'witch hunt' - eNCA

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Burkina Faso ousted leader's trial branded a 'witch hunt'
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OUAGADOUGOU - Former Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore goes on trial next week over the deadly crackdown against the popular uprising that toppled him, in what has been branded a "witch hunt" by his supporters. Thirty-three people were killed ...



French Soldier in Court for Child Sexual Abuse in Burkina Faso - Face2Face Africa

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French Soldier in Court for Child Sexual Abuse in Burkina Faso
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A court in France has begun the trial of French soldier Sebastien L. who is accused of sexually molesting two Burkinabe girls in 2015.
French Soldier Faces Prison Over Burkina Faso 'Child Sex Abuse ...Africa Independent Television

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