Burkina Faso (i/bərˈkiːnəˌfɑːsoʊ/bər-KEE-nəFAH-soh; French:[buʁkina faso]) is a landlocked country in West Africa around 274,200 square kilometres (105,900sqmi) in size. It 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. Its capital is Ouagadougou. As of 2014, its population was estimated at just over 17.3million.
Formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta, the country was renamed "Burkina Faso" on 4August 1984 by then-President Thomas Sankara. Residents of Burkina Faso are known as Burkinabé (/bərˈkiːnəbeɪ/bər-KEE-nə-bay). French is an official language of government and business.
Before the conquest of what is now Burkina Faso by the French and other colonial powers during the late 19thcentury the country was ruled by various ethnic groups including the Mossi kingdoms. After gaining independence from France in 1960, the country underwent many governmental changes. Blaise Compaoré was the most recent president and ruled the country from 1987 until he was ousted from power by the popular youth upheaval of 31October 2014. This resulted in a semi-presidential republic which lasted from October2014 to September2015. On 17September 2015 the provisional government was in turn toppled by an apparent military coup d'état carried out by the Regiment of Presidential Security. On 24September 2015, after pressure from the African Union, ECOWAS, and the armed forces, the military junta agreed to step down, and Michel Kafando was reinstated as Acting President.
On April 6, 2022, a former President of Burkina Faso, Mr ...Campaore, who had fled to Ivory Coast after the popular uprising which terminated his 27-year regime in 2014, recently returned to Burkina Faso to take part in a summit of former presidents hosted by the ruling military junta.
Burkina Faso’s former PresidentBlaise Compaore, sentenced in absentia to life in jail for the 1987 assassination of revolutionary icon Thomas Sankara, has apologised to the ex-leader’s family ... Compaore expressed his “deep gratitude” to Burkina Faso’s military-dominated transitional government.
Geometric sources its textiles and materials from Ghana, Burkina Faso or Mali and handcrafts the designs with trained and skilled artisans in Ghana. The brand brings to life the stories of the artisans and individuals responsible for production ... the pieces have a deeper purpose in connecting West African and Jamaican design," she concluded ... Credits. ... .
Jihadis unleash terror in Burkina Faso. OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) --. Attacks by jihadis killed at least 22 people in northwestern Burkina Faso and also injured others, the government said yesterday ... Mutinous soldiers ousted Burkina Faso's democratically elected president in ...
refugee agency says thousands of survivors of a recent massacre in Burkina Faso are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance ... refugee agency reports they have arrived in Dori, a town in eastern Burkina Faso on the border with Niger and Mali ... He says it marks a further escalation of violence against civilians in Burkina Faso.
Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso is a landlocked country, with limited rainfall ... Like Burkina Faso, conflict in the Sahel has had a devastating effect on the life of civilians in Mali, particularly in the north and central districts of the country.
In Canada, a 2018 Ipsos poll found that 36 percent of respondents approved of decriminalizing polygamy ... Even these modest levels of polygyny are sometimes exceeded in real life. In Burkina Faso and Nigeria, 36 percent and 28 percent of households, respectively, are polygynous; in Togo 54 percent of married women are in polygynous marriages ... .
Ghana is collaborating with five other West African countries in a research project aimed at improving the health and quality of life of women, newborns, children and adolescents in the sub-region. They are Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, Sierra Leone and Senegal.
“My mission is to give e-waste a second life,” he said ... The telephone is essential in life, people use it a lot and when the gadget stops working they dump it in the trash bin, and more and more of it ends up in the streets ... Some of the e-waste in the repair shops comes from neighbouring countries, especially Benin and Burkina Faso.