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 to invest $700 million to fight extremism - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Burkina Faso to invest $700 million to fight extremism
Minneapolis Star Tribune
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso Burkina Faso's government has announced it will invest more than $700 million over four years to eradicate poverty in the Sahel and northern region of the West African country to prevent youth from joining jihadi groups.

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Consolidation key to Sarama's success in Burkina Faso's best gold belt - Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Consolidation key to Sarama's success in Burkina Faso's best gold belt
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly
The company, which was incorporated in Canada's province of British Columbia and has its primary equity listing on the Toronto Venture Exchange, already has interests in 1 750 km2 in the Hound gold belt, billed as the most prospective gold belt in ...



Opinion: Burkina Faso bound? Don't forget US Embassy address - The Mercury News

The Mercury News

Opinion: Burkina Faso bound? Don't forget US Embassy address
The Mercury News
A landlocked, French-speaking country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is one of the poorest and least developed nations in the world. For what it lacks in material resources, Burkina Faso makes up in the hospitality of its people, which is why its name ...



Burkina Faso's Bertrand Traore joins Lyon from Chelsea - Ahram Online

Ahram Online

Burkina Faso's Bertrand Traore joins Lyon from Chelsea
Ahram Online
He joined Chelsea from Burkina Faso's Association Jeunes Espoirs De Bobo-Dioulasso in 2013 and went on loan to Vitesse Arnhem the following year. Traore returned to make his Chelsea debut just after his 20th birthday in a Champions League game ...
Official: Lyon sign 21 year old Chelsea owned Burkina Faso strikerCalciomercato.com english news
Chelsea striker Traore completes 10m move to LyonGoal.com
Bertrand Traore leaves Chelsea for LyonBT Sport (press release) (subscription) (blog)
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Burkina Faso President united Muslim and Christian leaders - South African Broadcasting Corporation

South African Broadcasting Corporation

Burkina Faso President united Muslim and Christian leaders
South African Broadcasting Corporation
Promoting unity and tolerance in the final days the holy month of Ramadan Burkina Faso's president Roch Marc Kabore brought Muslim and Christian leaders together this week for an interfaith feast.(SABC) ...



Burkina Faso: West African Resources to raise C$15 million to advance its Sanbrado project - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

Burkina Faso: West African Resources to raise C$15 million to advance its Sanbrado project
Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa
(Ecofin Agency) - Dual-listed West African Resources inked a deal to raise C$15 million (about $11.3 million) to advance its Sanbrado gold project in Burkina Faso. The deal was signed with Sprott Capital Partners which will act as the lead underwriter ...



In Burkina Faso, living with risk of terror is new reality | News ... - The Philadelphia Tribune

The Philadelphia Tribune

In Burkina Faso, living with risk of terror is new reality | News ...
The Philadelphia Tribune
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso Gaetan Santomenna lost his wife, his 9-year-old son and his mother the night jihadists attacked his cafe in Burkina Faso's ...
Burkina Faso sees 470,000 hectares of land degradation a year ...Xinhua

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Dibdo Francis Kr uses local materials for ring-shaped school in ... - Dezeen

Dibdo Francis Kr uses local materials for ring-shaped school in ...
Dezeen
Wind-catching towers emerge from the circular rippled roof of this brick and wood school building in Koudougou, by Dibdo Francis Kr.



Burkina Faso duo complete Turkey and France moves - Goal.com - Goal.com

Goal.com

Burkina Faso duo complete Turkey and France moves - Goal.com
Goal.com
The Stallions attacker has completed his return to Konya whilst Koffi clinches a dream move to the French top tier.

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Burkina Faso Sankara family lawyer: DNA tests inconclusive - The ... - Washington Post

Washington Post

Burkina Faso Sankara family lawyer: DNA tests inconclusive - The ...
Washington Post
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso A lawyer for the family of Burkina Faso's slain president's says DNA tests done in Spain were inconclusive on whether ...

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