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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

BFA

Website

Burkina Faso

Established

8/5/1960

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

5/25/2010


National Assembly

National Assembly

President

President

Boucle du Mouhoun

Cascades

Centre

Centre-Est

Centre-Nord

Centre-Ouest

Centre-Sud

Est

Hauts-Bassins

Nord

Plateau-Central

Sahel

Sud-Ouest


DESCRIPTION

Independence from France came to Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) in 1960. Governmental instability during the 1970s and 1980s was followed by multiparty elections in the early 1990s. Several hundred thousand farm workers migrate south every year to Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana.


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1/20/2014 9:00 am

News

Burkina Faso opposition stages biggest march in decades

IndyGeorgia


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