Burkina Faso

What is Burkina Faso known for?


major highly

, page 96. Tens of millions of birds have died of H5N1 influenza and hundreds of millions of birds have been slaughtered and disposed of, to limit the spread of H5N1. Countries that have reported one or more major highly pathogenic H5N1 outbreaks in birds (causing at least thousands but in some cases millions of dead birds) are (in order of first outbreak occurrence): Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia


main art

have long involved dancing with masks. Western-style theatre became common during colonial times, heavily influenced by French theatre. With independence came a new style of theatre inspired by forum theatre (Theatre of the Oppressed) aimed at educating and entertaining Burkina Faso's rural people. Arts and crafts thumb Artisan garland of decorative painted gourd (File:Burkina faso artisan painted gourds.jpg)s in Ouagadougou. In addition


people arts

have long involved dancing with masks. Western-style theatre became common during colonial times, heavily influenced by French theatre. With independence came a new style of theatre inspired by forum theatre (Theatre of the Oppressed) aimed at educating and entertaining Burkina Faso's rural people. Arts and crafts thumb Artisan garland of decorative painted gourd (File:Burkina faso artisan painted gourds.jpg)s in Ouagadougou. In addition


event starting

. In that year, the first official winner of the best film award was ''Le Wazzou Polygame'' by Oumarou Ganda of Niger. Since then, the best film award has been won by directors from Cameroon, Morocco, Mali, Ivory Coast, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Ghana and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. From 1985 onward, the festival adopted different themes for the event, starting with "the cinema, people, and liberation". The theme for 2007's festival


characteristic style

languages Mande -speaking majorities) the playing style of the talking drum is centered on producing long and sustained notes by hitting the drum head with the stick-holding hand and the accompanying free hand used to dampen and change tones immediately after being hit. This produces a rubbery sounding texture to its playing, which mimics the heavy and complex tones used in languages from this area (see Niger–Congo tonal language chart (Niger–Congo languages#Tone)). This characteristic style can be clearly heard in the popular music of this area, particularly in those where the talking drum is the lead instrument, such as Fuji music of the Yoruba of Nigeria. thumb left EMBRAPA (Image:Embrapa gana.jpg)'s African Regional Office in Ghana. Brazil has also extended its technical expertise to several African countries, including Ghana, Mozambique,


significant food

percent of total cereal food consumption per capita, while in Niger and arid Namibia it is over 65% (See Mahangu). Other countries in Africa where millets are a significant food source include Ethiopia, Nigeria and Uganda. Millet is also an important food item for the population living in the drier parts of many other countries, especially in eastern and central Africa, and in the northern coastal countries of western Africa. In developing countries outside Africa, millet has


current membership

(Embassy of Cameroon, Washington, D.C.) Current membership As of December 2009, there were 49 participants in the KPCS representing 75 countries, with the European Union counting as a single participant. The participants include all major rough diamond producing, exporting and importing countries. FAQs from Kimberleyprocess.com The new entrants are Turkey and Liberia, in addition to Republic of the Congo, which has been re-admitted in 2007. Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), Mali, Mexico and Tunisia attended the Brussels Plenary 2007 and affirmed their intention to join the Kimberley Process. http: www.kimberleyprocess.com download getfile 678 Also, Bahrain, Cape Verde, Gabon, Swaziland and Zambia have expressed their interest in future participation. thumb A postcard bearing a 5 centime stamp with the Louis Léon César Faidherbe (File:CFKNphot1.JPG) portrait The French colonial territories (French colonial empires) federated into French West Africa (AEF) in 1895 issued their own postage stamps until 1943. In many cases the stamps were inscribed with the name of the federation as well as the colony's own name. These included Mauritania, Senegal, French Sudan (now Mali), French Guinea (now Guinea), Côte d'Ivoire, Niger, Upper Volta (French Upper Volta) (now Burkina Faso) and Dahomey (now Benin). In 1943 and 1944, stamps of Senegal and Mauritania were overprinted with new values and valid throughout French West Africa. The first issues printed specifically for the federation were the Eboue (Félix Éboué) common design type and a definitive series depicting colonial soldiers, both in 1945. - Thomas D. Boyatt     1978-1980: Ambassador to Burkina Faso 1980-1983: Ambassador to Colombia - - William E. Schaufele Jr.     1969-1971: Ambassador to Burkina Faso 1978-1980: Ambassador to Poland - Since Michael Laudrup became the first player to represent Brøndby IF in the Danish national team in June 1982, more than 60 players have donned the national team jersey of their respective countries. Apart from Denmark, players from Nigeria, Norway, Lithuania, Burkina Faso, Sweden, Faroe Islands, Morocco, Iceland, Zambia, Australia, Gambia and USA have represented their countries. The players are displayed on the "Wall of Honour", according to their year of national team debut.


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


original study

parallel north 40 degrees latitude . See the list of nations in the original study. '''Dapaong''' (also known as '''Dapaongo''' or '''Dapango''') is a city in northern Togo and prefecture seat of Tône in the Savanes Region (Savanes Region, Togo), of which it is also the capital. It had a population of 58,071 at the 2010 Census. It is situated 638 km north of the capital Lomé, near the border with Burkina Faso. It is a market


agricultural work

to Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, mainly for seasonal agricultural work. These flows of workers are affected by external events; the September 2002 coup attempt in Côte d'Ivoire and the ensuing fighting meant that hundreds of thousands of Burkinabe returned to Burkina Faso. The regional economy suffered when they were unable to work. The total fertility rate of Burkina Faso is 5.93 children born per woman (2014 estimates), the sixth highest in the world. ref name cia >

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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