Burkina Faso

Flag of Burkina FasoBurkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa. It covers an area of around 274,200 square kilometres (105,900 sq mi) and is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north; Niger to the east; Benin to the southeast; Togo and Ghana to the south; and Ivory Coast to the southwest. The July 2018 population estimate by the United Nations was 19,751,651. Burkina Faso is a francophone country, with French as the official language of government and business. Roughly 40% of the population speaks the Mossi language. Formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta (1958–1984), the country was renamed "Burkina Faso" on 4 August 1984 by then-President Thomas Sankara. Its citizens are known as Burkinabé. Its capital is Ouagadougou.
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01/18/2020 - 07:30
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Six West African countries have criticised what the changes of the...
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01/16/2020 - 08:18
Burkina Faso’s ex-president Thomas Sankara was a man ahead of...
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01/15/2020 - 07:00

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Five West African states on Monday agreed to combine their military...
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French and West African heads of states paid tribute Monday to French...
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Niger’s president has fired the army’s chief of staff after attacks...
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01/13/2020 - 21:04
[France Diplomatie] Paris -Sahel countries -- Burkina Faso, Chad,...
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01/13/2020 - 15:43
Jihadist violence is not the only reason for the high death toll in...
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Violence in the region left just under one million people displaced...
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01/13/2020 - 15:36

Niger's president has fired the army's chief of staff after...

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[RFI] Fourteen civilians, including many schoolchildren, have died...
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[RFI] President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré has declared two days of...
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