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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The changing face of Burkina Faso's terrorist threat - The Conversation Africa
  1. The changing face of Burkina Faso's terrorist threat  The Conversation Africa
  2. Changing roles in Burkina Faso - a photo essay  The Guardian
  3. Burkina Faso: The unshakeable faith of women religious in the face of terror  Aleteia EN
  4. Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger can learn from China's counter-terrorism efforts  Sudan Tribune
  5. Burkina Faso: Sahel - Burkina Faso, Popular Resistance or Militias?  AllAfrica - Top Africa News
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Burkina Faso to recruit civilians in fight against armed groups - Al Jazeera EnglishBurkina Faso to recruit civilians in fight against armed groups  Al Jazeera English

Scores of civilians killed in Burkina Faso terrorist attack - Vatican NewsScores of civilians killed in Burkina Faso terrorist attack  Vatican News

UNHCR Regional Situation Update: Central Sahel Situation, July - December 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebUNHCR Regional Situation Update: Central Sahel Situation, July - December 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Burkina Faso recruits volunteers to battle Islamic terrorists - Quartz AfricaBurkina Faso recruits volunteers to battle Islamic terrorists  Quartz Africa

EU preparing to expand training to Burkina Faso as security deteriorates - IHS Jane's 360EU preparing to expand training to Burkina Faso as security deteriorates  IHS Jane's 360

Attacks in Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger: Why are jihadists thriving in West Africa? - Global NewsAttacks in Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger: Why are jihadists thriving in West Africa?  Global News

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

Islamic extremism wracks Burkina Faso, spreading east - The Associated PressIslamic extremism wracks Burkina Faso, spreading east  The Associated Press

Burkina Faso: The Changing Face of Burkina Faso's Terrorist Threat - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsBurkina Faso: The Changing Face of Burkina Faso's Terrorist Threat  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Burkina Faso recruits civilian volunteers to fight terrorism - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from AfricaBurkina Faso recruits civilian volunteers to fight terrorism  Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

WFP Burkina Faso Emergency Response Situation Report #8 (24 January 2020) - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebWFP Burkina Faso Emergency Response Situation Report #8 (24 January 2020) - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

WFP Central Sahel Situation Report (20 January 2020) - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebWFP Central Sahel Situation Report (20 January 2020) - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Burkina Faso Study Shows Link Between Land Degradation and Migration - State of the PlanetBurkina Faso Study Shows Link Between Land Degradation and Migration  State of the Planet

Burkina Faso Key Message Update: A concerning food security situation for both host and IDP households, as well as livestock, January 2020 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso Key Message Update: A concerning food security situation for both host and IDP households, as well as livestock, January 2020 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

In eastern Burkina Faso, spreading violence and little international aid - The New HumanitarianIn eastern Burkina Faso, spreading violence and little international aid  The New Humanitarian

Militants Kill 36 Civilians in Burkina Faso Market Attack - The New York TimesMilitants Kill 36 Civilians in Burkina Faso Market Attack  The New York Times

Burkina Faso: Armed Islamist Atrocities Surge - Human Rights WatchBurkina Faso: Armed Islamist Atrocities Surge  Human Rights Watch

Burkina Faso troops killed in roadside bomb attack near Arbinda - The Defense PostBurkina Faso troops killed in roadside bomb attack near Arbinda  The Defense Post

U.S. charges Malian in 2016 al-Qaeda attack in Burkina Faso that killed 6 Canadians - Global NewsU.S. charges Malian in 2016 al-Qaeda attack in Burkina Faso that killed 6 Canadians  Global News

Note to Correspondents – on Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebNote to Correspondents – on Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

WFP Burkina Faso Country Brief, November 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebWFP Burkina Faso Country Brief, November 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Son of Burkina Faso Gold Miner Owner Released After Year-Long Captivity - The New York TimesSon of Burkina Faso Gold Miner Owner Released After Year-Long Captivity  The New York Times

Burkina Faso - Base map of the Gnagna Province within the East Region with health zones (As of 13/12/2019) - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso - Base map of the Gnagna Province within the East Region with health zones (As of 13/12/2019) - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Is Burkina Faso's latest move to tackle insurgency the right one? - Ventures AfricaIs Burkina Faso's latest move to tackle insurgency the right one?  Ventures Africa

Chad plans military deployment to Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger tri-border area - The Defense PostChad plans military deployment to Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger tri-border area  The Defense Post

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

'Unprecedented terrorist violence' in West Africa, Sahel region - Burkina Faso - ReliefWeb'Unprecedented terrorist violence' in West Africa, Sahel region - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Burkina Faso Super Tucano conducts first joint air op with French Mirage 2000 jets - The Defense PostBurkina Faso Super Tucano conducts first joint air op with French Mirage 2000 jets  The Defense Post

ACLED Regional Overview – Africa (15 December 2019 – 4 January 2020) - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebACLED Regional Overview – Africa (15 December 2019 – 4 January 2020) - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Burkina Faso 'farmer of the year' calls for return of Bt cotton - Alliance for ScienceBurkina Faso 'farmer of the year' calls for return of Bt cotton  Alliance for Science

14 Killed, including 7 Children, in IED Attack in Burkina Faso - Democracy Now!14 Killed, including 7 Children, in IED Attack in Burkina Faso  Democracy Now!

Monday's Daily Brief: Geopolitical strife, Australia bushfires, Burkina Faso, Cambodia updates - UN NewsMonday's Daily Brief: Geopolitical strife, Australia bushfires, Burkina Faso, Cambodia updates  UN News

UAE condemns Burkina Faso blast - Emirates 24|7UAE condemns Burkina Faso blast  Emirates 24|7

UNICEF Burkina Faso Humanitarian Situation Report No. 9, November 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebUNICEF Burkina Faso Humanitarian Situation Report No. 9, November 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Burkina Faso: Bike builders challenge importer dominance - Deutsche WelleBurkina Faso: Bike builders challenge importer dominance  Deutsche Welle

36 civilians killed in northern Burkina Faso - Times Now36 civilians killed in northern Burkina Faso  Times Now

African champions Algeria to face Burkina Faso in World Cup qualifying - Yahoo SportsAfrican champions Algeria to face Burkina Faso in World Cup qualifying  Yahoo Sports

Gift of the Givers believes SA man abducted in Burkina Faso died a hostage - TimesLIVEGift of the Givers believes SA man abducted in Burkina Faso died a hostage  TimesLIVE

Burkina Faso to train vigilantes to fight jihadists - Reuters.comBurkina Faso to train vigilantes to fight jihadists  Reuters.com

Agyinasare prays for peace in Togo, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso - GhanaWebAgyinasare prays for peace in Togo, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso  GhanaWeb

Wife of SA man held captive in Burkina Faso hopes for news after release of fellow hostage - TimesLIVEWife of SA man held captive in Burkina Faso hopes for news after release of fellow hostage  TimesLIVE

Burkina Faso forward Nakoulma joins French Ligue 2 club US Orleans - Goal.comBurkina Faso forward Nakoulma joins French Ligue 2 club US Orleans  Goal.com

Burkina Faso: Many women killed in suspected jihadist attack - BBC NewsBurkina Faso: Many women killed in suspected jihadist attack  BBC News

NFF offers Women's World Cup qualifiers preparation updates for Falconets and Flamingos - Goal.comNFF offers Women's World Cup qualifiers preparation updates for Falconets and Flamingos  Goal.com

“The socio-economic impact of attacks against Christians is huge” - Evangelical Focus“The socio-economic impact of attacks against Christians is huge”  Evangelical Focus

Nigeria has given a new GM cowpea variety the go ahead. Why it matters - The Conversation AfricaNigeria has given a new GM cowpea variety the go ahead. Why it matters  The Conversation Africa

Burkina Faso is in Trouble - Council on Foreign RelationsBurkina Faso is in Trouble  Council on Foreign Relations

Dozens killed in Burkina Faso attacks - Al Jazeera EnglishDozens killed in Burkina Faso attacks  Al Jazeera English

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

Burkina Faso has replaced Mali at heart of Sahel security crisis - Quartz AfricaBurkina Faso has replaced Mali at heart of Sahel security crisis  Quartz Africa

Extremist attacks intensify at Mali, Burkina Faso border - Associated PressExtremist attacks intensify at Mali, Burkina Faso border  Associated Press

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

Burkina Faso's leader calls for unity against terrorism - Anadolu AgencyBurkina Faso's leader calls for unity against terrorism  Anadolu Agency

Burkina Faso mosque attack kills 15 worshippers - BBC NewsBurkina Faso mosque attack kills 15 worshippers  BBC News

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

‘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

At least 20 Mali soldiers killed in JNIM attack on Sokolo camp - The Defense PostAt least 20 Mali soldiers killed in JNIM attack on Sokolo camp  The Defense Post

Mystery behind Burkina Faso violence hampering response to crisis - Al Jazeera EnglishMystery behind Burkina Faso violence hampering response to crisis  Al Jazeera English

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

Strategies to Combat African Terror Attacks Are Under Scrutiny - AllAfrica.comStrategies to Combat African Terror Attacks Are Under Scrutiny  AllAfrica.com

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

At least 14 killed in attack on Burkina Faso church - ReutersAt least 14 killed in attack on Burkina Faso church  Reuters

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

Burkina Faso accuses Mali of unauthorized military operation on its soil - ReutersBurkina Faso accuses Mali of unauthorized military operation on its soil  Reuters

US military in Nigeria, other African countries under spotlight - Premium TimesUS military in Nigeria, other African countries under spotlight  Premium Times

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

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

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

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

Anger grows as families bury the dead after Burkina Faso attack - ReutersAnger grows as families bury the dead after Burkina Faso attack  Reuters

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

U.S. Embassy in Burkina Faso orders departure of children of embassy employees - CNNU.S. Embassy in Burkina Faso orders departure of children of embassy employees  CNN

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

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

UN warns Burkina Faso could become 'another Syria' as violence soars - The GuardianUN warns Burkina Faso could become 'another Syria' as violence soars  The Guardian

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

Islamic State group claims responsibility for Burkina Faso attack on military base - FRANCE 24 EnglishIslamic State group claims responsibility for Burkina Faso attack on military base  FRANCE 24 English

Burkina Faso's conflict and displacement crisis deepens - The New HumanitarianBurkina Faso's conflict and displacement crisis deepens  The New Humanitarian

Insecurity hinders access to displaced in north-eastern Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebInsecurity hinders access to displaced in north-eastern Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Burkina Faso crisis: 'Soldiers killed seven members of my family' - BBC NewsBurkina Faso crisis: 'Soldiers killed seven members of my family'  BBC News

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

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

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

Burkina Faso - International Rescue CommitteeBurkina Faso  International Rescue Committee

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

Dozens of Burkina Faso troops killed in 'major terrorist attack' - Al Jazeera EnglishDozens of Burkina Faso troops killed in 'major terrorist attack'  Al Jazeera English

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

Burkina Faso Bishops inaugurate new headquarters for justice and peace - Vatican NewsBurkina Faso Bishops inaugurate new headquarters for justice and peace  Vatican News

Exclusive: Mine workers demanded more protection before deadly Burkina Faso attack - ReutersExclusive: Mine workers demanded more protection before deadly Burkina Faso attack  Reuters

Assessment Report Burkina Faso: Expansion - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebAssessment Report Burkina Faso: Expansion - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

'So many dead': Survivors describe terrifying Burkina Faso ambush - The Straits Times'So many dead': Survivors describe terrifying Burkina Faso ambush  The Straits Times

Burkina Faso Army Kills 80 Militants in Two-Pronged Attack - BloombergBurkina Faso Army Kills 80 Militants in Two-Pronged Attack  Bloomberg

‘We might be next’: families flee as Burkina Faso tips into chaos - The Guardian‘We might be next’: families flee as Burkina Faso tips into chaos  The Guardian

Sixteen killed in Burkina Faso in suspected jihadist attack - ReutersSixteen killed in Burkina Faso in suspected jihadist attack  Reuters

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

Australia's Perenti Global to end two Burkina Faso contracts after attack - ReutersAustralia's Perenti Global to end two Burkina Faso contracts after attack  Reuters

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

Burkina Faso conflict causing severe child education crisis - Aljazeera.comBurkina Faso conflict causing severe child education crisis  Aljazeera.com

3 killed in Burkina Faso attack - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua3 killed in Burkina Faso attack - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua