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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.
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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
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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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Translations
Буркина Фасо
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ブルキナファソ
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Burkina FasoBurquina Faso

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He emphasizes the porosity of the borders in the region as a major challenge, given the proximity to the Sahel where Mali and Burkina Fasso are [battling terrorist attacks].
Le leader des telecoms au Maroc et en Afrique lance la plus large couverture 4G au Burkina Fasso. Le role des telecommunications dans le developpement economique et social est primordial : l'action de Maroc Telecom s'inscrit dans la parfaite lignee de la strategie de cooperation Sud-Sud dont l'objectif est le developpement du continent Africain via reduction de la fracture numerique et la modernisation continue des infrastructures de telecommunications.
A UNAMID peacekeeper from from Burkina Fasso and based in Forobaranga, West Darfur, checks a map during a patrol to Tamar village.
TODAY'S scams usually involve an email from Mrs Eva Kones in Burkina Fasso offering half a million pounds to help her transfer cash from Africa.
Des voix amples et puissantes comme celle du baryton Marc Souchet, des sopranos, la Hongroise Gabriela Balgova et Fe Avouglan du Burkina Fasso. Les chants se declineront en francais, avec quelques mots en arabe.
The Australian Government had advised against all travel to the state of Jammu and Kashmir and India-Pakistani border in India, all areas north of a line connecting Djibo and Dori in Burkina Fasso, Mali and Yemen
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.