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: Torture, militia violence and child marriage head ... - Amnesty International

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Burkina Faso: Torture, militia violence and child marriage head ...
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Authorities in Burkina Faso should tackle violence by local self-defence groups, investigate alleged torture by police and protect women and girls at risk of early and forced marriages, Amnesty International said today in its submission to the country ...

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Seeds of disaster: Burkina Faso's troubles with Monsanto's GM cotton - Business Day

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Seeds of disaster: Burkina Faso's troubles with Monsanto's GM cotton
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The Burkina farmers agreed to a trial and the country introduced seeds with the gene in 2008. The resulting cotton was pest-free, and the harvest more abundant. By 2015, three-quarters of all Burkina Faso's production was GM, and it became a showcase ...

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Burkina Faso holds national day celebration in regions - Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release)

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Burkina Faso holds national day celebration in regions
Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release)
Burkina Faso on Monday commemorates the country's 57th independence anniversary with a civil and military parade in Gaoua, the capital of the southwestern region, which is located about 400 km west of Ouagadougou.It started in 2008, when the government ...



Burkina Faso - Forced displacement (DG ECHO, Government, international aid organisations) (ECHO Daily Flash of 7 ... - ReliefWeb

Burkina Faso - Forced displacement (DG ECHO, Government, international aid organisations) (ECHO Daily Flash of 7 ...
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Following violent attacks and intimidation by non-state armed actors, since November 88 schools have been abandoned by almost 11 000 children and more than 300 teachers in the provinces of Oudalan and Soum in the Sahel Region of Burkina Faso. A rapid ...



HM gets thanks from Algeria, sends greetings to Burkina Faso - Times of Oman

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HM gets thanks from Algeria, sends greetings to Burkina Faso
Times of Oman
Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has received a cable of thanks from President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria in reply to His Majesty's greetings cable on the occasion of his country's National Day. In his cable, President Bouteflika ...



Tillerson extends good wishes to Burkina Faso on its National Day - United News of India

Tillerson extends good wishes to Burkina Faso on its National Day
United News of India
Tillerson extends good wishes to Burkina Faso on its National Day. Washington, Dec 9 (UNI) The United States's Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson has extended his good wishes to the people of Burkina Faso on its 57th anniversary of independence on ...



Macron's Office Denies Attack on His Convoy in Burkina Faso - Bloomberg

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Macron's Office Denies Attack on His Convoy in Burkina Faso
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French President Emmanuel Macron's office denied that his convoy was attacked in Burkina Faso, saying stones were thrown at one of the delegation's vehicles. Reports published by French journalists on Twitter said Macron's convoy was attacked. The ...
Burkina Faso launches Sahel region's largest solar power plantNews24
The Latest: Macron answers Burkina Faso students' questionsABC News
Security, Youth High on Macron's Agenda in Burkina FasoVoice of America
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'Down With Imperialism': Macron Given Not-So-Warm Welcome in Burkina Faso - teleSUR English

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'Down With Imperialism': Macron Given Not-So-Warm Welcome in Burkina Faso
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A group of protesters led by students chanted “French troops-out of Burkina Faso, out of Africa,” outside the university where Macron was giving his speech. The protesters were met by riot police and tear gas. Earlier, the French delegation's convoy of ...
Burkina Faso: French President to Declassify Documents on Thomas Sankara's DeathDemocracy Now!
Seriously, that was a joke: Macron defends Africa air-conditioning ...FRANCE 24
Macron makes renewable energy push in power-starved AfricaReuters

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Burkina Faso hosts 2nd Int'l symposium on STE - Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release)

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Burkina Faso hosts 2nd Int'l symposium on STE
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The 2nd edition of the International Symposium on Science and Technology (SIST) held on December 4-8, 2017 under the theme: “Climate change and Preservation of Natural Resources”, ended Friday in Ouagadougou.The participants came from African countries ...



Burkina Faso: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Updated November 28, 2017 - Reliefweb

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Burkina Faso: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Updated November 28, 2017
Reliefweb
With support from the USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP), WFP provides emergency food assistance—such as general food distributions, food- and cash-for-assets activities, and supplementary feeding programs—to vulnerable Burkinabe populations and ...

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