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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Burkina Faso to hold international mining event - News Ghana

News Ghana

Burkina Faso to hold international mining event
News Ghana
Over 3,000 people are expected on Thursday at the International Energy, Mining and Quarries Week (SEMICA) in the Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou, organizers on Tuesday said. The “public-private partnership” themed event will be held from May 25 to ...



'Hanging out' with the Hausa community of Burkina Faso - Daily Trust

Daily Trust

'Hanging out' with the Hausa community of Burkina Faso
Daily Trust
In April 2017, the National Museum of Burkina Faso, in collaboration with the Association Makaranta, conferred an award on me in recognition of what they saw as my commitment towards the development of cultural integration and peaceful coexistence ...



8 Questions and answers about Burkina Faso - Aleteia EN

Aleteia EN

8 Questions and answers about Burkina Faso
Aleteia EN
In the center of West Africa lies Burkina Faso, a country about half the size of Spain [or roughly the area of Colorado]. It has a population of slightly more than 17 million inhabitants, and 9 distinct ethnic groups. Morissa Cañigueral, originally ...



US, Germany, Australia, Burkina Faso back Taiwan at WHA - Focus Taiwan News Channel (press release)

Focus Taiwan News Channel (press release)

US, Germany, Australia, Burkina Faso back Taiwan at WHA
Focus Taiwan News Channel (press release)
Geneva, May 22 (CNA) The representatives of the United States, Germany, Australia and Burkina Faso spoke in support of uninvited Taiwan at the World Health Assembly (WHA) that opened in Geneva Monday. Taking the floor during a general discussion ...

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Trial of Burkina Faso's ex-leader Blaise Compaore adjourned ... - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Trial of Burkina Faso's ex-leader Blaise Compaore adjourned ...
Aljazeera.com
The closely-watched and long-delayed trial of Blaise Compaore, Burkina Faso's former president, and members of his cabinet has been adjourned for a month ...

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Humanitarian assistance continues to be needed mostly for Malian refugees in northern Sahel region - ReliefWeb

ReliefWeb

Humanitarian assistance continues to be needed mostly for Malian refugees in northern Sahel region
ReliefWeb
According to UNHCR, as of end of March 2017, there were still about 33 000 Malian refugees in Burkina Faso, mostly in Oudalan and Soum provinces of the northern Sahel region, which has already been facing food insecurity and high malnutrition rates.



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

Foreign Affairs

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

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Emir holds talks with Burkina Faso president - Gulf Times - Gulf Times

Gulf Times

Emir holds talks with Burkina Faso president - Gulf Times
Gulf Times
HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani held a session of official talks with President Roch Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso at the Emiri Diwan.
Emir holds talks with Burkina Faso President - The Peninsula QatarThe Peninsula Qatar
Qatar businessmen invited to invest in Burkina Faso | MENAFN.COMMENAFN.COM

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French forces kill militants near Mali-Burkina Faso border - FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24

French forces kill militants near Mali-Burkina Faso border
FRANCE 24
French soldiers killed more than 20 militants hiding in a forest near the border between the West African countries of Mali and Burkina Faso this weekend, its regional force said in a statement. The operation followed the death of a French soldier ...
French forces kill or capture 20 militant fighters near Mali-Burkina Faso borderDeutsche Welle
France Kills Over 20 People on Mali-Burkina Faso BorderteleSUR English

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Burkina Faso gets $450m IDB loan to finance several projects ... - Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release) (registration)

Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release) (registration)

Burkina Faso gets $450m IDB loan to finance several projects ...
Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release) (registration)
The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has approved $450 million loan to Burkina Faso as part of the 2017-2019 cooperation agreement framework, APA learned ...

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