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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Crisis, conflict, security

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10/06/2022 - 11:52
Captain Ibrahim Traore was appointed as president of Burkina Faso on...
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10/05/2022 - 16:57
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10/05/2022 - 07:25
Mahamadou Issoufou met with the country's new leader Captain Ibrahim...
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10/05/2022 - 00:08
The Sahel-based branch of al-Qaida, Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal...
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10/04/2022 - 23:02
In tonight's edition: Days after the latest coup, Burkina faso's new...
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10/04/2022 - 22:32
Several dozen protestors rallied in Burkina Faso's capital Tuesday as...
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10/04/2022 - 20:14
The whole region knows the drill by now. Dateline Ouagadougou. If you...
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10/04/2022 - 17:50
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10/04/2022 - 15:26
[RFI] Calm returned to Burkina Faso's capital on Monday after the...
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10/04/2022 - 13:12
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10/04/2022 - 12:24
The 34-year-old captain, Burkina Faso’s new strongman, took part in...
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10/04/2022 - 12:03
Burkina Faso 2024 vote still expected amid coup – leader
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10/04/2022 - 12:27
Burkina Faso has a new leadership, after members of the army...
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10/04/2022 - 11:24
[Ghanaian Times] The Wa West District in the Upper West Region has...
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10/04/2022 - 08:33
[Premium Times] Burkina Faso experienced its second coup in 2022 last...
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[Premium Times] "The world is increasingly moving from democracy to...
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