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
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Burkina Faso stunned by another deadly extremist attack - The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times

Burkina Faso stunned by another deadly extremist attack
The Seattle Times
Security forces stand guard outside a cafe and a restaurant that was attacked by suspected Islamic extremists in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Monday, Aug. 14 , 2017. The death toll is still rising and authorities... (AP Photo/ Alain Didier Compaoré) More ...
Editorial: Terrorist attacks plague Burkina FasoThe Northern Miner (subscription)
Canadians killed in Burkina Faso remembered for wanting to bring changeTheSpec.com
The Burkina Faso-Mali attacks show the limits of the France-backed Sahel security strategyQuartz

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Gunmen on motorcycles attack Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso, killing 18 - Washington Post

Washington Post

Gunmen on motorcycles attack Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso, killing 18
Washington Post
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Gunmen riding motorcycles roared up to a Turkish restaurant in the capital of the West African nation of Burkina Faso and opened fire, killing at least 18 people and taking hostages before security forces ended a standoff early ...
At Least 18 Dead After Gunmen Seize A Cafe For Hours In Burkina FasoNPR
At least 18 killed in restaurant attack in Burkina FasoFinancial Times
Burkina Faso: At least 18 killed in restaurant terror attackCNN
Aljazeera.com -TIME
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Canadians killed in Burkina Faso remembered for desire to help others - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Canadians killed in Burkina Faso remembered for desire to help others
The Globe and Mail
Two Canadians killed in a terror attack in Burkina Faso are being remembered for their efforts to bring about change in the West African country. Tammy Chen and Bilel Diffalah died after the terrorist strike on a popular Turkish restaurant in downtown ...
Canadian killed in Burkina Faso attack remembered as 'passionate' teacherToronto Star
Canadian killed in Burkina Faso attack was a pregnant newlywedTheSpec.com
Montrealer killed in Burkina Faso attack 'wanted to make a difference'CBC.ca
Washington Post -Evening Standard
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Donald Trump, Burkina Faso, Paris: Your Tuesday Briefing - The ... - New York Times

New York Times

Donald Trump, Burkina Faso, Paris: Your Tuesday Briefing - The ...
New York Times
... • “Racism is evil,” said President Trump, delivering a statement from the White House meant to halt the growing political threat posed by his initial ambiguity ...

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Charlottesville, Burkina Faso, Shonda Rhimes: Your Monday Briefing - New York Times

New York Times

Charlottesville, Burkina Faso, Shonda Rhimes: Your Monday Briefing
New York Times
Marcus Martin, seated, was among those hit by a car that plowed through a crowd in Charlottesville, Va. On Sunday, he attended a vigil for the woman who was ...

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The Morning Brief: Charlottesville, Burkina Faso Attack and Shonda Rhimes - TIME

TIME

The Morning Brief: Charlottesville, Burkina Faso Attack and Shonda Rhimes
TIME
Vigils and rallies were held across the country in support of a 32-year-old woman who was killed over the weekend while protesting against white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va. The victim, identified as Heather Heyer, died after a vehicle ...
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Seventeen killed, eight wounded in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant: minister - Reuters

Reuters

Seventeen killed, eight wounded in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant: minister
Reuters
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - At least 17 people were killed and eight wounded in a provisional toll from an attack on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, overnight, Communications Minister Remi Dandjinou told a news conference on ...



At least 17 killed in attack on restaurant in Burkina Faso - MarketWatch

At least 17 killed in attack on restaurant in Burkina Faso
MarketWatch
At least 17 people were killed Sunday night in an attack by suspected Islamic extremists on a restaurant in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. Communication Minister Remi Dandjinou said another eight people were wounded in the attack on a ...



Burkina Faso peg Ghana back in CHAN qualifier - ESPN FC

ESPN FC

Burkina Faso peg Ghana back in CHAN qualifier
ESPN FC
Ghana's Black Stars have boosted their chances of reaching the 2018 Championships of Africa Nations after securing a 2-2 draw away in Burkina Faso. Accra Hearts of Oak star man Winful Cobbinah was the main man for Ghana, winning the penalty and ...
Black Stars B team for today's game against Burkina FasoGhana Football Association
Konadu satisfied with Burkina Faso stalemate in Chan qualifiersGoal.com
CHAN Qualifier : Black Stars B share honours with Burkina Faso in OuagadoudouPulse.com.gh
Kawowo Sports -GhanaWeb -Myjoyonline.com
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Burkina Faso forces kill three jihadis, hostages trapped in building - Reuters

Burkina Faso forces kill three jihadis, hostages trapped in building
Reuters
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso security forces killed three suspected jihadist attackers at a restaurant in central Ouagadougou but there are still people trapped inside the building, the Communications Minister Remi Dandjinou said on state TV on ...