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
Burkina Faso - Timeline - BBC

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Burkina Faso win sees Bafana rise in FIFA rankings - Sport24

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Burkina Faso win sees Bafana rise in FIFA rankings
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Cape Town - Bafana Bafana have made a significant jump in the latest FIFA world rankings following their victory over Burkina Faso. Stuart Baxter's charges jumped from 80th to 74th position after their 3-1 victory in their 2018 Soccer World Cup ...
Bafana Bafana climb six places on the Fifa rankings after impressive win over Burkina FasoSowetanLIVE
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South Africa climb six places in latest FIFA World Rankings, 16th in AfricaKickOff.com (blog)

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Safa write to CAS in support of Burkina Faso appeal | The Citizen - Citizen

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Safa write to CAS in support of Burkina Faso appeal | The Citizen
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The SA Association submitted a document on Monday to the Court of Abitration for Sport (CAS), in support of the Burkinabe Football Federation's (FBF) appeal to ...
Burkina Faso win sees Bafana rise in FIFA rankings | Sport24Sport24

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Thomas Sankara of Burkina Faso was killed on Oct 15 1987, 30 ... - Quartz

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Thomas Sankara of Burkina Faso was killed on Oct 15 1987, 30 ...
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Thirty years after the assassination of Africa's last revolutionary leader, Thomas Sankara, the front cover of this week's edition of the pan-African magazine Jeune ...
Demonstrators demand justice for slain Burkina Faso leader Thomas SankaraGuardian (blog)
Thomas Sankara - interviewing an African legend aged 11 - BBC ...BBC News

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Burkina Faso: Remembering 'Africa's Che Guevara' - AllAfrica.com

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Burkina Faso: Remembering 'Africa's Che Guevara'
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Burkina Faso's late President Thomas Sankara is considered one of Africa's revolutionaries and an icon of the liberation movement. He continues to inspire youth movements across Africa. October 15, 1987, remains an unforgettable date for many parts of ...



Thomas Sankara: Burkina Faso to celebrate revolutionary icon thirty ... - africanews

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Thomas Sankara: Burkina Faso to celebrate revolutionary icon thirty ...
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In the streets of Ouagadougou, the icon of the Burkinabe revolution is omnipresent. Assassinated thirty years ago, Thomas Sankara, the “African Che Guevara” ...

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Burkina Faso coach Duarte not giving up of making it to Russia next year - Times LIVE

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Burkina Faso coach Duarte not giving up of making it to Russia next year
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Burkina Faso's players and their Portuguese coach Paulo Duarte (front 2nd-L) celebrate with their bronze medals at the end of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations third place football match between Burkina Faso and Ghana in Port-Gentil on February 4, 2017.
As it happened: South Africa 3-1 Burkina FasoSport24
SA beat Burkina Faso as Senegal go top of Group D with victory in Cape VerdeBBC Sport
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Part 1: Key challenges, opportunities and risks in Burkina Faso - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

Part 1: Key challenges, opportunities and risks in Burkina Faso
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Poverty in Burkina Faso has a rural face with rural poverty of 51 pct. compared to 20 pct. in urban areas. Especially the regions in the North and East of the country are struggling with poverty rates of respectively 68 pct. and 62 pct. During 2003 ...

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Burkina Faso: Remembering Sankara, rebel who renamed a country ... - Citizen

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Burkina Faso: Remembering Sankara, rebel who renamed a country ...
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Thirty years ago, the leader of Burkina Faso's revolution, Thomas Sankara, was cut down in a hail of bullets -- a bloody end to a turbulent yet charismatic life that ...

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Bafana thrash Burkina Faso to keep SWC dream alive - Sport24

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Bafana thrash Burkina Faso to keep SWC dream alive
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Burkina Faso had their first chance in the 11th minute but Daniels managed to provide an excellent block, forcing the ball out for a corner. The visitors made an early change in the 31st minute, bringing on Aristide Bance to replace Cyrille Bayala.
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Bafana Bafana Got A Big Win Over Burkina FasoSoccer Laduma
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Why Burkina Faso have fond memories of South Africa - Times LIVE

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Why Burkina Faso have fond memories of South Africa
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Burkina Faso's Prejuce Nakoulman (R) vies with South Africa's Thulani Hlatswayo (C) and Dean Furman (L) during the FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier match between Burkina Faso and South Africa at Stade Du 4 Aout on October 8, 2016 in Ouagadougou, ...
Burkina Faso are the best team in the group‚ says BaxterSowetanLIVE
Feature: South Africa vs Burkina Faso historyGoal.com
Burkina Faso coach baffled by Bafana failing to qualifyCitizen
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