Burkina Faso

What is Burkina Faso known for?


world political

or 3 years. Other documents issued by WSA are a World Birth Certificate (Art. 1, UDHR), a World Political Asylum Card (Art. 14, UDHR), a World Marriage Certificate, (Art. 16, UDHR) and a World Identity Card, (Art 21,3, UDHR). Each passport is numbered and each page has the World Citizen logo in the background. There are two pages for affiliation with companies, organizations, and firms. There are nineteen visa pages in the passport. In the back cover there are spaces for personal information

, and many of Sankara's policies for stability and economic growth have been largely dismantled, making Burkina Faso one of the poorest countries in the world. Political unrest has worsened, and economic reforms remain very uneven. People Burkina Faso's 14.4 million people (2006) belong to two major West African cultural groups—the Voltaic and the Mande (whose common language is Dioula). The Voltaic Mossi make up about one-half of the population. The Mossi claim descent from warriors


long strip

, and longitudes 0° (prime meridian) and 2°E (2nd meridian east). Togo is a small Sub-Saharan (Sub-Saharan Africa) nation comprising a long strip of land in West Africa. Togo's geographic coordinates (Geographic coordinate system) are a latitude of 8° north and a longitude of 1°10′ east. It is bordered by three countries: Benin to the east, with of border; Burkina Faso to the north, with

Archdiocese of Koupéla Koupéla , Ouagadougou (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ouagadougou) *'''Burundi''' - Bujumbura (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bujumbura), Gitega (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Gitega) The '''Agacher Strip''' is a -long strip of land located in northeastern Burkina Faso. The area, thought to contain considerable amounts of natural gas and mineral resources, was the center of a long running border dispute between Republic


critical commentary

and security forces. In April 2007, popular radio reggae host Karim Sama (Sams’K Le Jah), whose programs feature reggae songs interspersed with critical commentary on alleged government injustice and corruption, received several death threats. IFEX, ''Radio Station Temporarily Pulls Programme After Host Receives Death Threats'', 26 April 2007 Sama's personal car was later burned outside the private


title activities

) of 124,600. The provincial capital is Sapouy. The results of this certification scheme have been remarkable: by 2007, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Mauritania, Togo, and Uganda had stopped transmission, and Cameroon, CAR (Central African Republic), India, Pakistan, Senegal, Yemen were WHO certified.


growing quot

recalled, "but after I saw the terrible circumstances there, I said, 'Let's just start growing'." Soon, Borlaug and the SAA had projects in seven countries. Yields of maize and sorghum in developed African countries doubled between 1983 and 1985. FAO Statistics Database Yields of wheat


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world view

themes. Among Niger–Congo (Niger–Congo languages)-speakers is a belief in a creator God; ancestor spirits; territorial spirits; evil caused by human ill will and neglecting ancestor spirits; priest of territorial spirits. New world religions such as Santería, Vodun (West African Vodun), and Candomblé, would be derived from this world view. Among Nilo-Saharan (Nilo-Saharan languages) speakers is the belief in Divinity; evil is caused by divine judgement and retribution; prophets

as middlemen between Divinity and man. Among Afro-Asiatic (Afro-Asiatic languages)-speakers is henotheism, the belief in one's own gods but accepting the existence of other gods; evil here is caused by malevolent spirits. The Semitic Abrahamic religion of Judaism is comparable to the latter world view. Baldick, Julian (1997).


traditional wrestling

Forces and is composed of the following parties: Africa * '''Lutte Traditionnelle''', (fr. for ''Traditional Wrestling'') related styles of ''West African wrestling'', known as ''Laamb'' in Senegal, ''Boreh'' in The Gambia, ''Evala'' in Togo, and ''Lutte Traditionnelle'' in Niger and Burkina Faso. International competition takes place during the Jeux de la Francophonie and the newly organised :fr:Championnat d'Afrique de lutte traditionnelle Championnat


arts football

''. The internationally known filmmakers such as Ouedraogo, Kabore, Yameogo, and Kouyate make popular television series. Sports thumb right Burkina Faso national football team (File:Burkina team.png) in white playing a football match. Sport in Burkina Faso is widespread and includes football (soccer), basketball, cycling, Rugby union, handball, tennis, athletics, boxing and martial arts. Football is very popular in Burkina Faso, played both professionally


social construction

: Indigenous Rules or a Social Construction , Journal of Dagaare Studies, Vol 2 ( 2002). On early history, he cites: Tuurey, G. (1982) An Introduction to the Mole-Speaking Community. Catholic Press: Wa.; Lentz, C. (1994) “A Dagara Rebellion against Dagomba rule?: Contested Stories of Origin in North-Western Ghana”, in ''Journal of African Law'' Vol. 35: 457-492 The colonial borders, demarcated during the Scramble for Africa, placed them in northwestern Ghana and southern Burkina Faso, as well as small populations in Côte d'Ivoire. The instrument Believed to have been developed independently of the Southern African and South American instruments now called the marimba, oral histories of the balafon date it to at least the rise of the Mali Empire in the 12th century CE. Balafon is a Manding name, but variations exist across West Africa, including the ''Balangi'' in Sierra Leone Cootje Van Oven. Music of Sierra Leone, in African Arts, Vol. 3, No. 4 (Summer, 1970), pp. 20-27+71. and the Gyil of the Dagara (Dagara people), Lobi and Gurunsi from Ghana, Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire. similar instruments are played in parts of Central Africa, with the ancient Kingdom of Kongo denoting the instrument as ''palaku''. The ancient African religion of Vodoun (West African Vodun) is an established religion with its ancient roots in West Africa. Its modern form is practiced across West Africa in the countries now known as Benin, Togo, and Burkina Faso, among others. In Haiti, Cuba, and other Caribbean islands (Caribbean), the worship of the Vodoun gods (called ''lwa'' or ''loas'' (Loa)) is practiced in a syncretic (syncretism) form that has been greatly modified by contact with Catholicism. The Voodoo (Haitian Vodou) of Haiti and Louisiana Voodoo are better known to many English speakers; similar practices among Spanish speakers in Cuba are called Santería. - valign "top" width "25%" Albania Algeria Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan The Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Canada Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Republic of the Congo Costa Rica Côte d'Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic width "25%" Democratic Republic of the Congo Denmark Djibouti Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Estonia Finland France Gabon The Gambia Georgia (Georgia (country)) Germany Ghana Greece Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Honduras Hungary Hong Kong Iceland India Indonesia Iran Ireland (Republic of Ireland) Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kenya Kyrgyz Republic Latvia - Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo The Communaute Financiere Africaine franc is pegged to the euro. Before 1999, it was pegged to the French Franc. CFA franc **French protectorate over the Sultanate of Bangassou, 1894 *Burkina Faso was since 20 February 1895 a French protectorate named Upper Volta (French Upper Volta) (Haute-Volta) *Chad: Baghirmi state 20 September 1897 a French protectorate - BF (ISO 3166-2:BF) Burkina Faso ''13 regions (regions of Burkina Faso)'' 45 provinces (provinces of Burkina Faso) - - id "BF" BF Burkina Faso 1984 .bf

Burkina Faso

'''Burkina Faso''' ( in size. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north; Niger to the east; Benin to the southeast; Togo and Ghana to the south; and Ivory Coast to the southwest. Its capital is Ouagadougou. As of 2014, its population was estimated at just over 17.3 million.

Formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta, the country was renamed (Geographical renaming) "Burkina Faso" on 4 August 1984 by then-President Thomas Sankara. Residents of Burkina Faso are known as ''Burkinabè'' ( ). French is an official language of government and business.

Before the conquest of what is now Burkina Faso by the French and other colonial powers during the late 19th century the country was ruled by various ethnic groups including the Mossi kingdoms (Mossi Kingdoms). After gaining independence from France in 1960, the country underwent many governmental changes. Today it is a semi-presidential (Semi-presidential system) republic. Blaise Compaoré was the most recent president and ruled the country from 1987 Tens of thousands attend Burkina Faso protest, Protesters voice opposition to referendum that would allow Blaise Campaore to extend his presidential term, Reuters, Last updated: 01 Jun 2014 01:34. until he was ousted from power by the popular youth upheaval of 31 October 2014. Violent Protests Topple Government in Burkina Faso, BBC.

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