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 announces new cabinet - Anadolu AgencyBurkina Faso announces new cabinet  Anadolu Agency

Burkina Faso: Acute Malnutrition Analysis October 2020 - July 2021, Issued January 2021 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso: Acute Malnutrition Analysis October 2020 - July 2021, Issued January 2021 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Burkina Faso's Hugues Fabrice Zango Smashes Indoor Triple Jump World Record - NDTV SportsBurkina Faso's Hugues Fabrice Zango Smashes Indoor Triple Jump World Record  NDTV Sports

Burkina Faso produces 60 tons of gold in 2020 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBurkina Faso produces 60 tons of gold in 2020 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Burkina Faso produced 60 tons of gold in 2020 - CGTNBurkina Faso produced 60 tons of gold in 2020  CGTN

Mali see off Burkina Faso in CHAN 2020 - BeSoccer ENMali see off Burkina Faso in CHAN 2020  BeSoccer EN

Kabore Dissolves Burkina Faso's Government - Voice of AmericaKabore Dissolves Burkina Faso's Government  Voice of America

France promise continued support to Burkina Faso in fight against extremism - Africanews EnglishFrance promise continued support to Burkina Faso in fight against extremism  Africanews English

Malian refugees return to Burkina Faso camp nine months after violent attacks - UN NewsMalian refugees return to Burkina Faso camp nine months after violent attacks  UN News

Education Cannot Wait and partners launch multi-year education programme to deliver education to over 800000 children affected by crises in Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebEducation Cannot Wait and partners launch multi-year education programme to deliver education to over 800000 children affected by crises in Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Education Cannot Wait approves US$33.3 million for Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger in the Central Sahel - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebEducation Cannot Wait approves US$33.3 million for Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger in the Central Sahel - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Bagayoko Breaks Deadlock For Mali Against Burkina Faso - beIN SPORTS USABagayoko Breaks Deadlock For Mali Against Burkina Faso  beIN SPORTS USA

Deputy Director- Burkina Faso - ReliefWebDeputy Director- Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Burkina Faso's president sworn into office for 2nd term - Anadolu AgencyBurkina Faso's president sworn into office for 2nd term  Anadolu Agency

New safety measures allow Malian refugees to return to camp in Burkina Faso - UNHCRNew safety measures allow Malian refugees to return to camp in Burkina Faso  UNHCR

Malian Refugees Return to Camp They Fled in Burkina Faso - Voice of AmericaMalian Refugees Return to Camp They Fled in Burkina Faso  Voice of America

UNICEF Burkina Faso Humanitarian Situation Report No. 9 (Reporting Period: 1 to 31 October 2020) - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebUNICEF Burkina Faso Humanitarian Situation Report No. 9 (Reporting Period: 1 to 31 October 2020) - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

WFP Emergency Dashboard Central Sahel - December 2020 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebWFP Emergency Dashboard Central Sahel - December 2020 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Mali Beat Burkina Faso In Group A Opener - beIN SPORTS USAMali Beat Burkina Faso In Group A Opener  beIN SPORTS USA

Malian refugees have started returning to camp in Burkina Faso - InfoMigrantsMalian refugees have started returning to camp in Burkina Faso  InfoMigrants

Can Kabore, Newly Reelected, Heal a Divided and War-Torn Burkina Faso? - World Politics ReviewCan Kabore, Newly Reelected, Heal a Divided and War-Torn Burkina Faso?  World Politics Review

BURKINA FASO: Government strengthens drinking water supply in Kougsin - AFRIK 21BURKINA FASO: Government strengthens drinking water supply in Kougsin  AFRIK 21

1 soldier, 11 terrorists killed in Burkina Faso - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua1 soldier, 11 terrorists killed in Burkina Faso - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Support from the European Union helps WFP avert a hunger catastrophe in Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebSupport from the European Union helps WFP avert a hunger catastrophe in Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Preview: Mali vs. Burkina Faso - prediction, team news, lineups - Sports MolePreview: Mali vs. Burkina Faso - prediction, team news, lineups  Sports Mole

Burkina Faso army kills 13 terrorists - The Star OnlineBurkina Faso army kills 13 terrorists  The Star Online

What We're Watching: Argentina's abortion bill, Spain's vaccine registry, Burkina Faso's security push - GZERO MediaWhat We're Watching: Argentina's abortion bill, Spain's vaccine registry, Burkina Faso's security push  GZERO Media

Burkina Faso Trip by Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne (28 Dec. 2020) - France DiplomatieBurkina Faso Trip by Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne (28 Dec. 2020)  France Diplomatie

Education Cannot Wait to support education needs in Burkina Faso - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaEducation Cannot Wait to support education needs in Burkina Faso - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Over one million displaced due to insecurity in Burkina Faso - CGTNOver one million displaced due to insecurity in Burkina Faso  CGTN

Nigeria qualify for U17 Afcon after victory over Burkina Faso - Goal.comNigeria qualify for U17 Afcon after victory over Burkina Faso  Goal.com

At least 6 dead in northern Burkina Faso attack: Local official - Africa - World - Ahram OnlineAt least 6 dead in northern Burkina Faso attack: Local official - Africa - World  Ahram Online

Wafu B Cup: Ghana edge Burkina Faso to win tournament - Goal.comWafu B Cup: Ghana edge Burkina Faso to win tournament  Goal.com

Health Financing Senior Technical Advisor - ReliefWebHealth Financing Senior Technical Advisor  ReliefWeb

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 17 January 2021, 9 am EAT - Africanews EnglishCoronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 17 January 2021, 9 am EAT  Africanews English

Mali vs Burkina Faso live streaming: Watch the Africa Cup of Nations online, preview, prediction & odds - 101 Great GoalsMali vs Burkina Faso live streaming: Watch the Africa Cup of Nations online, preview, prediction & odds  101 Great Goals

How global initiatives are supporting education during lockdowns - World Economic ForumHow global initiatives are supporting education during lockdowns  World Economic Forum

Tietto appoints Matthew Wilcox as Chief Operating Officer - Mining ReviewTietto appoints Matthew Wilcox as Chief Operating Officer  Mining Review

'Back from the dead' Golden Eaglets battle 'favourites' Burkina Faso for U17 AFCON ticket - SCORE NIGERIA'Back from the dead' Golden Eaglets battle 'favourites' Burkina Faso for U17 AFCON ticket  SCORE NIGERIA

2021 International Country Risk Guide with Coverage of 140 Countries - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Business Wire2021 International Country Risk Guide with Coverage of 140 Countries - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

Militants Continue to Stage Deadly Attacks as Insecurity Expands into Previously 'Safe' Zones in West Africa, Sahel, Top Official Tells Security Council - Mali - ReliefWebMilitants Continue to Stage Deadly Attacks as Insecurity Expands into Previously 'Safe' Zones in West Africa, Sahel, Top Official Tells Security Council - Mali  ReliefWeb

Italy court weighs extradition to Vatican in fair trial case - WSLS 10Italy court weighs extradition to Vatican in fair trial case  WSLS 10

Despite Coronavirus restrictions, 2020 saw only a marginal reduction in incidents impacting NGOs, reports INSO - World - ReliefWebDespite Coronavirus restrictions, 2020 saw only a marginal reduction in incidents impacting NGOs, reports INSO - World  ReliefWeb

Eaglets will be out against Burkina Faso to make Nigeria proud - Majekodunmi - Latest Sports News In Nigeria - BrilaEaglets will be out against Burkina Faso to make Nigeria proud - Majekodunmi - Latest Sports News In Nigeria  Brila

At least 14 soldiers killed in Burkina Faso ambush - Anadolu AgencyAt least 14 soldiers killed in Burkina Faso ambush  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

Burkina Faso votes under threat of jihadi violence - The Indian ExpressBurkina Faso votes under threat of jihadi violence  The Indian Express

Burkina Faso's election overshadowed by terrorism - DW (English)Burkina Faso's election overshadowed by terrorism  DW (English)

U17 AFCON QUALIFIERS: Golden Eaglets tackle Burkina Faso for U17 AFCON ticket - SCORE NIGERIAU17 AFCON QUALIFIERS: Golden Eaglets tackle Burkina Faso for U17 AFCON ticket  SCORE NIGERIA

Capturing the impact of the pandemic in Burkina Faso: results from the third round of the high-frequency phone survey - World Bank GroupCapturing the impact of the pandemic in Burkina Faso: results from the third round of the high-frequency phone survey  World Bank Group

Militants continue to stage deadly attacks as insecurity expands into previously 'safe' zones in West Africa, Sahel, top official tells Security Council - Africanews EnglishMilitants continue to stage deadly attacks as insecurity expands into previously 'safe' zones in West Africa, Sahel, top official tells Security Council  Africanews English

Burkina Faso and Thailand achieving UHC for Sexual and Reproductive Health - World Health OrganizationBurkina Faso and Thailand achieving UHC for Sexual and Reproductive Health  World Health Organization

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

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 Faso Election Excludes Hundreds of Thousands of Displaced People - Voice of AmericaBurkina Faso Election Excludes Hundreds of Thousands of Displaced People  Voice of America

Burkina Faso president Roch Marc Christian Kabore re-elected - Times of IndiaBurkina Faso president Roch Marc Christian Kabore re-elected  Times of India

Burkina Faso braces for election results - DW (English)Burkina Faso braces for election results  DW (English)

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

Security Tops Concerns as Burkina Faso Prepares to Vote - Voice of AmericaSecurity Tops Concerns as Burkina Faso Prepares to Vote  Voice of America

Amid weekly attacks, thousands face starvation in Burkina Faso's Sahel region - DevexAmid weekly attacks, thousands face starvation in Burkina Faso's Sahel region  Devex

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

Masked men, murder and mass displacement: how terror came to Burkina Faso - The GuardianMasked men, murder and mass displacement: how terror came to Burkina Faso  The Guardian

Mounting violence forces one million to flee homes in Burkina Faso - UNHCRMounting violence forces one million to flee homes in Burkina Faso  UNHCR

Burkina Faso: Over 535000 children under five 'acutely' malnourished - UN NewsBurkina Faso: Over 535000 children under five 'acutely' malnourished  UN News

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

Surging violence in Burkina Faso threatens women's access to health care - DevexSurging violence in Burkina Faso threatens women's access to health care  Devex

Immense challenges await newly elected president - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebImmense challenges await newly elected president - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

UN refugee agency condemns 'brutal and callous' killings in Burkina Faso - UN NewsUN refugee agency condemns 'brutal and callous' killings in Burkina Faso  UN News

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's Invisible War - Columbia Journalism ReviewBurkina Faso's Invisible War  Columbia Journalism Review

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

UNHCR condemns killing of 25 internally displaced people in Burkina Faso - UNHCRUNHCR condemns killing of 25 internally displaced people in Burkina Faso  UNHCR

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

Burkina Faso 'one step short of famine', warns UN food relief agency - UN NewsBurkina Faso 'one step short of famine', warns UN food relief agency  UN News

Ambassador Sandra Clark Congratulates Burkina Faso on Peaceful Elections - US Embassy in Burkina FasoAmbassador Sandra Clark Congratulates Burkina Faso on Peaceful Elections  US Embassy in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso: Emergency response and support to improve the resilience of vulnerable populations in at-risk areas, September 2020 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso: Emergency response and support to improve the resilience of vulnerable populations in at-risk areas, September 2020 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

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

Allies of Burkina Faso's Kabore Retain Control of Parliament - Voice of AmericaAllies of Burkina Faso's Kabore Retain Control of Parliament  Voice of America

Calling for Mutual Respect During Burkina Faso General Elections, Secretary-General Urges Security Forces to Protect Civilians - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebCalling for Mutual Respect During Burkina Faso General Elections, Secretary-General Urges Security Forces to Protect Civilians - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

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

Burkina Faso makes further efforts to end mobile roaming charges - GlobeNewswireBurkina Faso makes further efforts to end mobile roaming charges  GlobeNewswire

State fragility in Burkina Faso: Analysis and Policy Brief - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebState fragility in Burkina Faso: Analysis and Policy Brief - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

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

Humanitarian Action for Children 2021 - Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebHumanitarian Action for Children 2021 - Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

As Burkina Faso grapples with COVID-19, new UN data reveals 'alarming deterioration' in food security - UN NewsAs Burkina Faso grapples with COVID-19, new UN data reveals 'alarming deterioration' in food security  UN News

WHO provides a guiding light for Burkina Faso's COVID-19 pandemic response - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebWHO provides a guiding light for Burkina Faso's COVID-19 pandemic response - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

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

Child marriage in the Sahel - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebChild marriage in the Sahel - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Alert: 22 November 2020 General Elections in Burkina Faso | US Embassy in Burkina Faso - US Embassy in Burkina FasoAlert: 22 November 2020 General Elections in Burkina Faso | US Embassy in Burkina Faso  US Embassy in Burkina Faso

What next for conflict-hit Burkina Faso after Kabore re-election? - Al Jazeera EnglishWhat next for conflict-hit Burkina Faso after Kabore re-election?  Al Jazeera English

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

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

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

Burkina Faso, Mali & Western Niger - Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 16 September 2020) - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebBurkina Faso, Mali & Western Niger - Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 16 September 2020) - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Let's end female genital mutilation: Together, making Burkina Faso a safer place for girls - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebLet's end female genital mutilation: Together, making Burkina Faso a safer place for girls - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Displaced people in Burkina Faso face extra challenges amid rain and violence | MSF - Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF) InternationalDisplaced people in Burkina Faso face extra challenges amid rain and violence | MSF  Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF) International

In Burkina Faso's election, security concerns and disenfranchised voters - The New HumanitarianIn Burkina Faso's election, security concerns and disenfranchised voters  The New Humanitarian

Hunger crisis in Burkina Faso - The New HumanitarianHunger crisis in Burkina Faso  The New Humanitarian

More than 3 million people facing acute food insecurity as Burkina Faso grapples with COVID-19 and conflict - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebMore than 3 million people facing acute food insecurity as Burkina Faso grapples with COVID-19 and conflict - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

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