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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

Burkina

n
(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)
n.
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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Noun1.Burkina Faso - a desperately poor landlocked country in western AfricaBurkina Faso - a desperately poor landlocked country in western Africa; was formerly Upper Volta under French rule but gained independence in 1960
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At the time, the investment signified a deliberate drive into West Francophone Africa due to Ivory Coast s membership of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), which includes Benin Republic, Burkina Fasso, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo.
Standard Bank said at the time that the investment signified a deliberate drive into Francophone West Africa due to Cote d'Ivoire's membership of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), which includes Benin, Burkina Fasso, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo.
The UEMOA comprises Benin, Burkina Fasso, GuineaBissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo.