Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso

Bur·ki·na Fa·so

 (bər-kē′nə fä′sō) Formerly Up·per Vol·ta (ŭp′ər vŏl′tə, vōl′-, vôl′-)
A landlocked country of western Africa. It was a French protectorate from 1896 until 1960, when it gained its independence. The name of the country was officially changed in 1984. Ouagadougou is the capital and the largest city.

Burkina Faso

(bɜːˈkiːnəˈfæsəʊ) or


(Placename) an inland republic in W Africa: dominated by Mossi kingdoms (10th–19th centuries); French protectorate established in 1896; became an independent republic in 1960; consists mainly of a flat savanna plateau. Official language: French; Mossi and other African languages also widely spoken. Religion: mostly animist, with a large Muslim minority. Currency: franc. Capital: Ouagadougou. Pop: 17 812 961 (2013 est). Area: 273 200 sq km (105 900 sq miles). Former name (until 1984): Upper Volta

Bur•ki•na Fa•so

(bərˈki nə ˈfɑ soʊ)
a republic in W Africa: formerly part of French West Africa. 11,575,898; 106,111 sq. mi. (274,827 sq. km). Cap.: Ouagadougou. Formerly, Upper Volta.
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RAMALLAH, March 4, 2018 (WAFA) -- President Mahmoud Abbas Sunday extended condolences to President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kabore, over the victims of the terror attack on West African army headquarters and the French embassy in the capital, Ouagadougou.
Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Saturday condemned the attacks reportedly carried out by militants in Burkina Faso, which have left some 16 people dead and others wounded.
Summary: Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], The African Union (AU) on Saturday strongly condemned the terrorist attack that took place in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.
He stressed the necessity of boosting international partnership to support efforts by Burkina Faso and the Sahel countries to root out terrorism.
WASHINGTON: The World Bank gave approval to a credit of $50 million equivalent and IDA grant of $25 million equivalent to improve the financial sustainability of the energy sector in Burkina Faso.
His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, accompanied by Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore, reviews a guard of honour upon arrival at Ouagadougou airport.
QNA Ouagadougou The Emir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani arrived in Ouagadougou on an official visit to Burkina Faso on Thursday.
The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, signed a EUR 107 million Murabahah financing agreement to finance Burkina Faso 2017/2018 cotton season with SOFITEX, the national cotton company, as executing agent.
Ouagadougou,Rabi'I 11, 1439,November 29, 2017,SPA -- King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center team has inspected latest preparations for the delivery of food, medical and housing aid to the Republic of Burkina Faso scheduled over the next two weeks in presence of Saudi Ambassador to Burkina Faso Dr.
We want to work more closely with you so that together we can enable the greatest number of people in Burkina Faso to have access to electricity.
The mission commenced its contacts with senior Burkina Faso officials to this effect.
Cayetano issued the warning after Russian authorities foiled a planned terrorist attack in Moscow and after a shooting incident killed 17 in Burkina Faso.