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The capital and largest city of Burkina Faso, in the central part of the country. It was founded in the late 11th century and is today a trade and distribution center.


(Placename) the capital of Burkina Faso, on the central plateau: terminus of the railway from Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire). Pop: 870 000 (2005 est)


(ˌwɑ gəˈdu gu)

the capital of Burkina Faso, in the central part. 442,223.
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In a written press release issued on Friday, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said that "Turkey commends the signing of an agreement on January 15, 2010 in Ouagadougu, which envisages the establishment of a national unity government and the holding of the national elections within six months for the resolution of the political conflict, and accordingly the appointment of the Prime Minister of Guinean National Unity Government with national consensus".
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African heads of state gathered at a summit of the Organisation of African Unity in Ouagadougu, Burkina Faso, with the task of finding a peaceful solution to the Ethiopian-Eritrean crisis.