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: The State strengthens the water supply in the Mouhoun loop - AFRIK 21BURKINA FASO: The State strengthens the water supply in the Mouhoun loop  AFRIK 21

Burkina Faso: 13 dead as days of heavy rains cause floods - Al Jazeera EnglishBurkina Faso: 13 dead as days of heavy rains cause floods  Al Jazeera English

Burkina Faso: creating new tools to act on hypertension - World Health OrganizationBurkina Faso: creating new tools to act on hypertension  World Health Organization

More than half a million children under five in Burkina Faso are acutely malnourished - UNICEFMore than half a million children under five in Burkina Faso are acutely malnourished  UNICEF

Burkina Fasos wildlife reserves have become a battle zone, overrun by militants and poachers - The Washington PostBurkina Fasos wildlife reserves have become a battle zone, overrun by militants and poachers  The Washington Post

Burkina Faso: Floods - Sep 2020 - ReliefWebBurkina Faso: Floods - Sep 2020  ReliefWeb

Burkina Faso Executions Prompt Broad Call for Inquiry - Human Rights WatchBurkina Faso Executions Prompt Broad Call for Inquiry  Human Rights Watch

Polio immunization campaign launched in seven regions of Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebPolio immunization campaign launched in seven regions of Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Burkina Faso: '0.5M children face acute malnutrition' - Anadolu AgencyBurkina Faso: '0.5M children face acute malnutrition'  Anadolu Agency

Burkina Faso: in the grip of a triple crisis armed conflict, COVID-19 and floods - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso: in the grip of a triple crisis armed conflict, COVID-19 and floods - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Burkina Faso says its poll will be valid, whatever the turnout - The EconomistBurkina Faso says its poll will be valid, whatever the turnout  The Economist

Burkina Faso renews commitment to GM crops with Bt cowpea - Genetic Literacy ProjectBurkina Faso renews commitment to GM crops with Bt cowpea  Genetic Literacy Project

Burkina Faso records one million internally displaced, its most ever, as violence rages amid COVID-19 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso records one million internally displaced, its most ever, as violence rages amid COVID-19 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

How power shaped the 'success story' of genetically modified cotton in Burkina Faso - The Conversation CAHow power shaped the 'success story' of genetically modified cotton in Burkina Faso  The Conversation CA

Agreement between Holy See and Burkina Faso comes into effect - Vatican NewsAgreement between Holy See and Burkina Faso comes into effect  Vatican News

Over 14M people newly displaced in 1st half of 2020 - Anadolu AgencyOver 14M people newly displaced in 1st half of 2020  Anadolu Agency

WFP Central Sahel Situation Report (7 September 2020) - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebWFP Central Sahel Situation Report (7 September 2020) - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Premier League: Aston Villa sign Burkina Faso forward Bertrand Traore from Lyon for $21.9 million - FirstpostPremier League: Aston Villa sign Burkina Faso forward Bertrand Traore from Lyon for $21.9 million  Firstpost

Benin, Burkina Faso set framework agreement for cross-border cooperation - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from AfricaBenin, Burkina Faso set framework agreement for cross-border cooperation  Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

Tajiri Commences Drilling at the advanced Morley Prospect, Burkina Faso - Canada NewsWireTajiri Commences Drilling at the advanced Morley Prospect, Burkina Faso  Canada NewsWire

Schools caught up in armed conflict sweeping across the Sahel - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebSchools caught up in armed conflict sweeping across the Sahel - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Covid-19 and child marriage in West and Central Africa - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebCovid-19 and child marriage in West and Central Africa - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

FEATURE-Coronavirus rumours and regulations mar Burkina Faso's malaria fight - DevdiscourseFEATURE-Coronavirus rumours and regulations mar Burkina Faso's malaria fight  Devdiscourse

Burkina Faso: Young Rice Producers Combat Hunger Amid Poverty - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsBurkina Faso: Young Rice Producers Combat Hunger Amid Poverty  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

UNHCR Sahel Crisis Response External Operational Update 01-31 July 2020 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebUNHCR Sahel Crisis Response External Operational Update 01-31 July 2020 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Massive floods in Sudan impact thousands of refugees - UNHCRMassive floods in Sudan impact thousands of refugees  UNHCR

Aston Villas Smith discusses Samatta and Betrand Traore omission in Sheffield United win - Goal IndiaAston Villas Smith discusses Samatta and Betrand Traore omission in Sheffield United win  Goal India

Registering to vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! - US Embassy in Burkina FasoRegistering to vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world!  US Embassy in Burkina Faso

Internal displacements reach 15m in 2020 with worst 'still to come' report - The GuardianInternal displacements reach 15m in 2020 with worst 'still to come' report  The Guardian

West African bloc may lift Mali sanctions soon, says envoy - Reuters IndiaWest African bloc may lift Mali sanctions soon, says envoy  Reuters India

Burkina Faso: Residents' Accounts Point to Mass Executions - Human Rights WatchBurkina Faso: Residents' Accounts Point to Mass Executions  Human Rights Watch

UNHCR Niger Update: Sahel Situation, September 2020 - Niger - ReliefWebUNHCR Niger Update: Sahel Situation, September 2020 - Niger  ReliefWeb

Solarise Africa raises $10 million to spearhead its clean energy expansion in Africa - pv magazine InternationalSolarise Africa raises $10 million to spearhead its clean energy expansion in Africa  pv magazine International

UNESCO showcases education responses to Covid-19 Crisis at UN General Assembly - India Education DiaryUNESCO showcases education responses to Covid-19 Crisis at UN General Assembly  India Education Diary

Global downturn in acceptance of migrants, poll shows - InfoMigrantsGlobal downturn in acceptance of migrants, poll shows  InfoMigrants

West Africa Seasonal Monitor (01-10 September 2020) - Mali - ReliefWebWest Africa Seasonal Monitor (01-10 September 2020) - Mali  ReliefWeb

How class oppression drives climate crises - Workers WorldHow class oppression drives climate crises  Workers World

Official Meetings - General Assembly of the United Nations General DebateOfficial Meetings  General Assembly of the United Nations General Debate

Innovatrics biometrics remove 200000 ineligible voters from electoral rolls in Guinea - Biometric UpdateInnovatrics biometrics remove 200000 ineligible voters from electoral rolls in Guinea  Biometric Update

NDC to construct inland port at Hamile as part of Big Push agenda - Myjoyonline.comNDC to construct inland port at Hamile as part of Big Push agenda  Myjoyonline.com

Frontier Lithium Announces Stephen JJ Letwin as Director - Canada NewsWireFrontier Lithium Announces Stephen JJ Letwin as Director  Canada NewsWire

Botswana latest to ratify Kigali - Cooling PostBotswana latest to ratify Kigali  Cooling Post

The "independent entrepreneurs" of the Sahel - African ArgumentsThe "independent entrepreneurs" of the Sahel  African Arguments

Bertrand Traore set to make Aston Villa bow in Robins cup clash - expressandstar.comBertrand Traore set to make Aston Villa bow in Robins cup clash  expressandstar.com

Working in the COVID-19 era: An unfailing commitment to forested landscapes - Center for International Forestry ResearchWorking in the COVID-19 era: An unfailing commitment to forested landscapes  Center for International Forestry Research

In Burkina Faso, COVID-19 fight complicated by war, displacement - Al Jazeera EnglishIn Burkina Faso, COVID-19 fight complicated by war, displacement  Al Jazeera English

WHO helps train Burkina Faso radio show hosts on best COVID-19 communication practices - World Health OrganizationWHO helps train Burkina Faso radio show hosts on best COVID-19 communication practices  World Health Organization

A record one million displaced by violence in Burkina Faso amid Covid-19 - Norwegian Refugee CouncilA record one million displaced by violence in Burkina Faso amid Covid-19  Norwegian Refugee Council

COVID-19: How the UNESCO Global Education Coalition is tackling the biggest learning disruption in history - World - ReliefWebCOVID-19: How the UNESCO Global Education Coalition is tackling the biggest learning disruption in history - World  ReliefWeb

Burkina Faso : Requests for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility and Rephasing of Access Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Burkina Faso - International Monetary FundBurkina Faso : Requests for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility and Rephasing of Access Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Burkina Faso  International Monetary Fund

Burkina Faso is Facing a Hunger Catastrophe - Voice of AmericaBurkina Faso is Facing a Hunger Catastrophe  Voice of America

PROFILE - Grand imam of Djibo, Burkina Faso: Found dead after kidnapped - Anadolu AgencyPROFILE - Grand imam of Djibo, Burkina Faso: Found dead after kidnapped  Anadolu Agency

At Least 10 Civilians Killed In Third Burkina Faso Attack In 2 Days - NDTVAt Least 10 Civilians Killed In Third Burkina Faso Attack In 2 Days  NDTV

IMF Executive Board Approves a US$115.3 Million Disbursement to Burkina Faso to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic - International Monetary FundIMF Executive Board Approves a US$115.3 Million Disbursement to Burkina Faso to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic  International Monetary Fund

Burkina Faso: Armed Islamists Attack Education - Human Rights WatchBurkina Faso: Armed Islamists Attack Education  Human Rights Watch

Several killed after gunmen attack Burkina Faso village - TRT WorldSeveral killed after gunmen attack Burkina Faso village  TRT World

Burkina Faso: New Massacres by Islamist Armed Groups - Human Rights WatchBurkina Faso: New Massacres by Islamist Armed Groups  Human Rights Watch

Burkina Faso struggles against COVID-19 and extremist threat - The Associated PressBurkina Faso struggles against COVID-19 and extremist threat  The Associated Press

Can Burkina Fasos Haphazard Response Contain COVID-19? - World Politics ReviewCan Burkina Fasos Haphazard Response Contain COVID-19?  World Politics Review

Militant bloodshed brings Burkina Faso to its knees - Arab NewsMilitant bloodshed brings Burkina Faso to its knees  Arab News

High stakes and pent up tensions in Cte d'Ivoire's presidential election - African ArgumentsHigh stakes and pent up tensions in Cte d'Ivoire's presidential election  African Arguments

Caught between climate crisis and armed violence in Burkina Faso - Al Jazeera EnglishCaught between climate crisis and armed violence in Burkina Faso  Al Jazeera English

Burkina Faso security forces executed unarmed detainees: HRW - Al Jazeera EnglishBurkina Faso security forces executed unarmed detainees: HRW  Al Jazeera English

The Confluence of Conflict, Corruption, and Coronavirus in Burkina Faso - Council on Foreign RelationsThe Confluence of Conflict, Corruption, and Coronavirus in Burkina Faso  Council on Foreign Relations

Burkina Faso queries Human Rights Watch report on army killings - ReutersBurkina Faso queries Human Rights Watch report on army killings  Reuters

Burkina Faso: Credibly Investigate Apparent Executions - Human Rights WatchBurkina Faso: Credibly Investigate Apparent Executions  Human Rights Watch

Providing equipment for Burkina Faso's Ministry of Health - World Health OrganizationProviding equipment for Burkina Faso's Ministry of Health  World Health Organization

More than three million face hunger in Burkina Faso: United Nations - Deccan HeraldMore than three million face hunger in Burkina Faso: United Nations  Deccan Herald

Burkina Faso increase telecom tax to 7% - GlobeNewswireBurkina Faso increase telecom tax to 7%  GlobeNewswire

Guardians of the bush: brutal vigilantes police Burkina Faso - The GuardianGuardians of the bush: brutal vigilantes police Burkina Faso  The Guardian

Burkina Faso violence forces 4,000 people from their homes daily - Al Jazeera EnglishBurkina Faso violence forces 4,000 people from their homes daily  Al Jazeera English

Burkina Faso: Anyone being held must be treated with humanity and dignity - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso: Anyone being held must be treated with humanity and dignity - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Why foreign countries are scrambling to set up military bases in Africa - Toward FreedomWhy foreign countries are scrambling to set up military bases in Africa  Toward Freedom

EU Humanitarian Air Bridge to Burkina Faso - EU NewsEU Humanitarian Air Bridge to Burkina Faso  EU News

Burkina Faso approves state backing for vigilantes fighting jihadists - ReutersBurkina Faso approves state backing for vigilantes fighting jihadists  Reuters

Burkina Faso: A security situation more worrying than ever - Vatican NewsBurkina Faso: A security situation more worrying than ever  Vatican News

US National Day Address to the People of Burkina Faso - US Embassy in Burkina FasoUS National Day Address to the People of Burkina Faso  US Embassy in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso church attack leaves 24 dead - The GuardianBurkina Faso church attack leaves 24 dead  The Guardian

Voices from Burkina Faso's crisis - The New HumanitarianVoices from Burkina Faso's crisis  The New Humanitarian

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

3M people face acute food insecurity in Burkina Faso - Anadolu Agency3M people face acute food insecurity in Burkina Faso  Anadolu Agency

Desperation grows as fighters blockade key Burkina Faso town - Al Jazeera EnglishDesperation grows as fighters blockade key Burkina Faso town  Al Jazeera English

Burkina Faso's new conflict front: Jihadists against jihadists - The New HumanitarianBurkina Faso's new conflict front: Jihadists against jihadists  The New Humanitarian

Malaria Associate, Burkina Faso - ReliefWebMalaria Associate, Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Out of sight, people suffer from rise in violence in Burkina Faso | MSF - Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF) InternationalOut of sight, people suffer from rise in violence in Burkina Faso | MSF  Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF) International

Burkina Faso kicks off 'Solar Cluster' plan - pv magazine InternationalBurkina Faso kicks off 'Solar Cluster' plan  pv magazine International

In Burkina Faso, War Has Left 700,000 Vulnerable to Coronavirus - The InterceptIn Burkina Faso, War Has Left 700,000 Vulnerable to Coronavirus  The Intercept

Humanitarian Needs Grow as Burkina Faso Faces Unprecedented Level of Internal Displacement - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebHumanitarian Needs Grow as Burkina Faso Faces Unprecedented Level of Internal Displacement - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

The virus that spurred Burkina Faso and African nations to scale up its social safety nets - World Bank GroupThe virus that spurred Burkina Faso and African nations to scale up its social safety nets  World Bank Group

Burkina Faso: Army kills 20 terrorists near border - Anadolu AgencyBurkina Faso: Army kills 20 terrorists near border  Anadolu Agency

Burkina Faso on Brink of Humanitarian Disaster - VOA NewsBurkina Faso on Brink of Humanitarian Disaster  VOA News

Four Burkina Faso gov't ministers test positive for coronavirus - Al Jazeera EnglishFour Burkina Faso gov't ministers test positive for coronavirus  Al Jazeera English

Burkina Faso: UNHCR condemns violence against Malian refugees - UNHCRBurkina Faso: UNHCR condemns violence against Malian refugees  UNHCR

Burkina Faso Key Message Update: Insecurity continues to increase the number of internally displaced people, July 2020 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso Key Message Update: Insecurity continues to increase the number of internally displaced people, July 2020 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Burkina Faso and the Case for the Leahy Laws - InkstickBurkina Faso and the Case for the Leahy Laws  Inkstick

When the Soldiers Meant to Protect You Instead Come to Kill - The New York TimesWhen the Soldiers Meant to Protect You Instead Come to Kill  The New York Times

Burkina Faso army blamed for extrajudicial torture, deaths - Washington PostBurkina Faso army blamed for extrajudicial torture, deaths  Washington Post

Burkina Faso, Mali & Western Niger - Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 29 June 2020) - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso, Mali & Western Niger - Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 29 June 2020) - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

UNICEF Burkina Faso COVID-19 Situation Report No #4 (25 June to 22 July 2020) - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebUNICEF Burkina Faso COVID-19 Situation Report No #4 (25 June to 22 July 2020) - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Burkina Faso Price Bulletin, May 2020 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso Price Bulletin, May 2020 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb