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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How a preacher sent gunmen into Burkina Faso's schools - ReutersHow a preacher sent gunmen into Burkina Faso's schools  Reuters

Burkina Faso, the people fighting desertification to save their land - LifeGateBurkina Faso, the people fighting desertification to save their land  LifeGate

Semafo Keeps Burkina Faso Mine Shuttered as Death Toll Rises - BloombergSemafo Keeps Burkina Faso Mine Shuttered as Death Toll Rises  Bloomberg

Burkina Faso security crisis grows as convoy ambush kills dozens - The GuardianBurkina Faso security crisis grows as convoy ambush kills dozens  The Guardian

'So many dead': Survivors describe terrifying Burkina Faso ambush - Reuters'So many dead': Survivors describe terrifying Burkina Faso ambush  Reuters

Pope appeals for promotion of dialogue in Burkina Faso - Vatican NewsPope appeals for promotion of dialogue in Burkina Faso  Vatican News

ACLED Regional Overview – Africa (3 – 9 November 2019) - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebACLED Regional Overview – Africa (3 – 9 November 2019) - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Burkina Faso : Réponse du GS- ABRIS/ AME par localité (A la date du 31 octobre 2019) - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso : Réponse du GS- ABRIS/ AME par localité (A la date du 31 octobre 2019) - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

France announces troop deployment to Burkina Faso - Al Jazeera EnglishFrance announces troop deployment to Burkina Faso  Al Jazeera English

How a preacher sent gunmen into Burkina Faso schools - defenceWebHow a preacher sent gunmen into Burkina Faso schools  defenceWeb

Burkina Faso parliament member killed in Sahel region - Al Jazeera EnglishBurkina Faso parliament member killed in Sahel region  Al Jazeera English

Burkina Faso on edge after 37 killed in ambush on Canadian mining convoy - The TelegraphBurkina Faso on edge after 37 killed in ambush on Canadian mining convoy  The Telegraph

Helping vulnerable displaced people in Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebHelping vulnerable displaced people in Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Change of regime leaves Burkina Faso disillusioned - DW (English)Change of regime leaves Burkina Faso disillusioned  DW (English)

Pope appeals for dialogue, protecting the vulnerable in Burkina Faso - Catholic News ServicePope appeals for dialogue, protecting the vulnerable in Burkina Faso  Catholic News Service

Burkina Faso Lawmaker Killed in Area Ravaged by Militants - BloombergBurkina Faso Lawmaker Killed in Area Ravaged by Militants  Bloomberg

Burkina Faso leader vows to defeat 'terrorists' after ambush - Morning CallBurkina Faso leader vows to defeat 'terrorists' after ambush  Morning Call

Burkina Faso stops sugar and oil imports to boost domestic products - Deutsche WelleBurkina Faso stops sugar and oil imports to boost domestic products  Deutsche Welle

16 Killed in Burkina Faso in Suspected Jihadist Attack - VOA News16 Killed in Burkina Faso in Suspected Jihadist Attack  VOA News

Ten killed in attack on Semafo convoy in Burkina Faso: sources - ReutersTen killed in attack on Semafo convoy in Burkina Faso: sources  Reuters

Aussie miners in West Africa form crisis group after 19 killed - The AgeAussie miners in West Africa form crisis group after 19 killed  The Age

Vox Sentences: 37 dead in Burkina Faso mining attack - Vox.comVox Sentences: 37 dead in Burkina Faso mining attack  Vox.com

Joint Force of the Group of Five for the Sahel: Report of the Secretary-General (S/2019/868) [EN/AR] - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebJoint Force of the Group of Five for the Sahel: Report of the Secretary-General (S/2019/868) [EN/AR] - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Semafo suspends operations at Boungou mine in Burkina Faso - Mining TechnologySemafo suspends operations at Boungou mine in Burkina Faso  Mining Technology

‘We Looked to Escape Death’: Violence Uproots Nearly 500,000 in Burkina Faso - The New York Times‘We Looked to Escape Death’: Violence Uproots Nearly 500,000 in Burkina Faso  The New York Times

Several soldiers killed in Burkina Faso attacks - Al Jazeera EnglishSeveral soldiers killed in Burkina Faso attacks  Al Jazeera English

With Major Attacks in Mali and Burkina Faso, the Sahel Keeps Sliding Toward 'Chaos' - World Politics ReviewWith Major Attacks in Mali and Burkina Faso, the Sahel Keeps Sliding Toward 'Chaos'  World Politics Review

Burkina Faso: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Updated September 30, 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Updated September 30, 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Mako Gold"s operations unaffected by recent attack in eastern Burkina Faso - Proactive Investors AustraliaMako Gold"s operations unaffected by recent attack in eastern Burkina Faso  Proactive Investors Australia

Burkina Faso army celebrates 59th anniversary amid terrorism threats - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBurkina Faso army celebrates 59th anniversary amid terrorism threats - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Extremist attacks intensify at Mali, Burkina Faso border - Washington PostExtremist attacks intensify at Mali, Burkina Faso border  Washington Post

In Burkina Faso, skyrocketing violence puts children's education on hold - The New HumanitarianIn Burkina Faso, skyrocketing violence puts children's education on hold  The New Humanitarian

Terror attacks increase at Mali, Burkina Faso border - Mission Network NewsTerror attacks increase at Mali, Burkina Faso border  Mission Network News

At least 37 dead in attack on mining employees in Burkina Faso, report says | Watch News Videos Online - Globalnews.caAt least 37 dead in attack on mining employees in Burkina Faso, report says | Watch News Videos Online  Globalnews.ca

Burkina Faso: 2019-2020 Joint Response (short version) - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso: 2019-2020 Joint Response (short version) - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Dozens missing, 37 killed following mine worker ambush in Burkina Faso - The Irish TimesDozens missing, 37 killed following mine worker ambush in Burkina Faso  The Irish Times

WFP Burkina Faso Emergency Response Situation Report #5 (18 October 2019) - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebWFP Burkina Faso Emergency Response Situation Report #5 (18 October 2019) - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Burkina Faso: Escalation of armed violence - Briefing note – 1 November 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso: Escalation of armed violence - Briefing note – 1 November 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Dozens killed in ambush near Canadian-owned mine in Burkina Faso - CityNews VancouverDozens killed in ambush near Canadian-owned mine in Burkina Faso  CityNews Vancouver

BURKINA FASO : Could Alain Roger Coeffé be the future master of gold? - Africa IntelligenceBURKINA FASO : Could Alain Roger Coeffé be the future master of gold?  Africa Intelligence

16 shot dead in jihadist attack in Burkina Faso - New Straits Times16 shot dead in jihadist attack in Burkina Faso  New Straits Times

Nine killed in northern Burkina Faso attack - TRT WorldNine killed in northern Burkina Faso attack  TRT World

Sahel: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, the Niger and Senegal Regional overview - October 2019 - Mali - ReliefWebSahel: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, the Niger and Senegal Regional overview - October 2019 - Mali  ReliefWeb

UN says G5 Sahel force needs more support in anti-militant fight - CNAUN says G5 Sahel force needs more support in anti-militant fight  CNA

2 soldiers killed in attack in central province of Burkina Faso - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua2 soldiers killed in attack in central province of Burkina Faso - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

10 killed in Burkina Faso attack - The Tribune10 killed in Burkina Faso attack  The Tribune

Children who fled violence in Burkina Faso on verge of hunger - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebChildren who fled violence in Burkina Faso on verge of hunger - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Burkina Faso: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 29 October 2019) - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 29 October 2019) - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Afcon 2021 Qualifiers: Uganda must beat Burkina Faso away – Wasswa - Goal.comAfcon 2021 Qualifiers: Uganda must beat Burkina Faso away – Wasswa  Goal.com

Displacement spike in Burkina Faso shows need for Kampala Convention on its 10th anniversary - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebDisplacement spike in Burkina Faso shows need for Kampala Convention on its 10th anniversary - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Industrial and genetically modified seeds are on the rise in Burkina Faso - D+C Development and CooperationIndustrial and genetically modified seeds are on the rise in Burkina Faso  D+C Development and Cooperation

UNICEF Burkina Faso Humanitarian Situation Report No. 7, September 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebUNICEF Burkina Faso Humanitarian Situation Report No. 7, September 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Dozens killed in attack on Canadian mine workers in Burkina Faso - UPI NewsDozens killed in attack on Canadian mine workers in Burkina Faso  UPI News

BURKINA FASO: Scientist uses mangoes to produce biogas - AFRIK 21BURKINA FASO: Scientist uses mangoes to produce biogas  AFRIK 21

Burkina Faso troops killed in ambushes in Barsalogho, Centre-Nord region - The Defense PostBurkina Faso troops killed in ambushes in Barsalogho, Centre-Nord region  The Defense Post

Uganda Cranes' winger Lumala is the early bird in Burkina Faso - Kawowo SportsUganda Cranes' winger Lumala is the early bird in Burkina Faso  Kawowo Sports

Cranes in Burkina Faso Ahead of AFCON 2021 Qualifiers Opener - softpower.ugCranes in Burkina Faso Ahead of AFCON 2021 Qualifiers Opener  softpower.ug

Days of attacks in Burkina Faso kill at least 19 civilians - Minneapolis Star TribuneDays of attacks in Burkina Faso kill at least 19 civilians  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Atrocity Alert No. 176: Syria, Burkina Faso and Burundi - Syrian Arab Republic - ReliefWebAtrocity Alert No. 176: Syria, Burkina Faso and Burundi - Syrian Arab Republic  ReliefWeb

Thirty-seven killed in attack on Canadian miner Semafo convoy in Burkina Faso - ReutersThirty-seven killed in attack on Canadian miner Semafo convoy in Burkina Faso  Reuters

Activities at Burkina Faso mine suspended after death toll rises - Business News - Castanet.netActivities at Burkina Faso mine suspended after death toll rises - Business News  Castanet.net

Burkina Faso gold mines to get 13 MW solar-plus-storage - pv magazine InternationalBurkina Faso gold mines to get 13 MW solar-plus-storage  pv magazine International

Iamgold study expands Essakane mine in Burkina Faso - The Northern MinerIamgold study expands Essakane mine in Burkina Faso  The Northern Miner

Burkina Faso: Sankara family lawyers push for Compaoré’s extradition - The Africa ReportBurkina Faso: Sankara family lawyers push for Compaoré’s extradition  The Africa Report

Golden Rim ramps up Burkina Faso gold hunt - StockheadGolden Rim ramps up Burkina Faso gold hunt  Stockhead

France to deploy soldiers in Burkina Faso - Myjoyonline.comFrance to deploy soldiers in Burkina Faso  Myjoyonline.com

Nexus Gold Plans Drill Program at Dakouli 2 Gold Concession, Burkina Faso, West Africa - Junior Mining NetworkNexus Gold Plans Drill Program at Dakouli 2 Gold Concession, Burkina Faso, West Africa  Junior Mining Network

2019 Coachella fest art installation Sarbalé Ke will be displayed in Indio for 10 years - Desert Sun2019 Coachella fest art installation Sarbalé Ke will be displayed in Indio for 10 years  Desert Sun

Rail transport to Burkina Faso will cut down cost of business on stretch – Joe Ghartey - GhanaWebRail transport to Burkina Faso will cut down cost of business on stretch – Joe Ghartey  GhanaWeb

The further north, the more dangerous it is: On the Burkina Faso front line - Al Jazeera EnglishThe further north, the more dangerous it is: On the Burkina Faso front line  Al Jazeera English

Gunmen Strike Mosque in Burkina Faso - The New York TimesGunmen Strike Mosque in Burkina Faso  The New York Times

Burkina Faso Mosque Attack Claims 16 - VOA NewsBurkina Faso Mosque Attack Claims 16  VOA News

Power duo tackle twin challenges in Burkina Faso - UN EnvironmentPower duo tackle twin challenges in Burkina Faso  UN Environment

IS group claims deadly attack on Burkina Faso soldiers - FRANCE 24 EnglishIS group claims deadly attack on Burkina Faso soldiers  FRANCE 24 English

Conflict, violence in Burkina Faso displaces nearly half a million people - UNHCRConflict, violence in Burkina Faso displaces nearly half a million people  UNHCR

Around 20 dead in Burkina Faso as jihadist violence spreads across region - The GuardianAround 20 dead in Burkina Faso as jihadist violence spreads across region  The Guardian

Burkina Faso troops killed in 'major attack' by ‘terrorist armed groups’ - FRANCE 24 EnglishBurkina Faso troops killed in 'major attack' by ‘terrorist armed groups’  FRANCE 24 English

29 Killed in Two Attacks in Burkina Faso - VOA News29 Killed in Two Attacks in Burkina Faso  VOA News

Burkina Faso: The “land of the incorruptible” on the path to a networked future - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso: The “land of the incorruptible” on the path to a networked future - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Burkina Faso - International Rescue CommitteeBurkina Faso  International Rescue Committee

Gunmen kill priest, worshippers in Burkina Faso church - Deutsche WelleGunmen kill priest, worshippers in Burkina Faso church  Deutsche Welle

Press release 11 October 2019 Geneva Palais briefing note on children in Burkina Faso Visit the - UNICEFPress release 11 October 2019 Geneva Palais briefing note on children in Burkina Faso Visit the  UNICEF

Burkina Faso: Around 20 killed in suspected jihadists attack - The Irish TimesBurkina Faso: Around 20 killed in suspected jihadists attack  The Irish Times

Burkina Faso coup leaders given lengthy jail sentences - ReutersBurkina Faso coup leaders given lengthy jail sentences  Reuters

Kalashnikovs and no-go zones: east Burkina Faso falls to militants - The GuardianKalashnikovs and no-go zones: east Burkina Faso falls to militants  The Guardian

Burkina Faso tightens press freedom amid security crisis - The GuardianBurkina Faso tightens press freedom amid security crisis  The Guardian

Attack on village in Burkina Faso's volatile north leaves many dead - FRANCE 24Attack on village in Burkina Faso's volatile north leaves many dead  FRANCE 24

Burkina Faso conflict causing record humanitarian crisis - Al Jazeera AmericaBurkina Faso conflict causing record humanitarian crisis  Al Jazeera America

Burkina Faso Coup Leader's Wife Sentenced to 30 Years - VOA NewsBurkina Faso Coup Leader's Wife Sentenced to 30 Years  VOA News

Armed attacks kill 10 in Burkina Faso - Anadolu AgencyArmed attacks kill 10 in Burkina Faso  Anadolu Agency

Burkina Faso Racked by Escalating Violence - The New York TimesBurkina Faso Racked by Escalating Violence  The New York Times

Burkina Faso - Response Overview - October 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso - Response Overview - October 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Inside Burkina Faso's failing fight against jihadism - FRANCE 24Inside Burkina Faso's failing fight against jihadism  FRANCE 24

More than a dozen killed in Burkina Faso mosque attack - Al Jazeera EnglishMore than a dozen killed in Burkina Faso mosque attack  Al Jazeera English

Gunmen raid church in Burkina Faso, killing four - FRANCE 24Gunmen raid church in Burkina Faso, killing four  FRANCE 24

6 Killed in Attack on Church in Burkina Faso - The New York Times6 Killed in Attack on Church in Burkina Faso  The New York Times

Burkina Faso: UNHCR Operational Update, August 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso: UNHCR Operational Update, August 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Burkina Faso: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Updated August 14, 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Updated August 14, 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Burkina Faso urged to avoid curbs on security reporting - ReutersBurkina Faso urged to avoid curbs on security reporting  Reuters

Burkina Faso: 19 people killed in attack on Arbinda town - Aljazeera.comBurkina Faso: 19 people killed in attack on Arbinda town  Aljazeera.com