Burkina Faso

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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


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44–51 accessdate 2008-05-04 Spider web silk covers small holes in the gourds to produce a buzzing sound and antelope sinew and leather are used for the fastenings. The instrument is played with rubber-headed wooden mallets. Gaddafi ran a school near Benghazi called the World Revolutionary Center (WRC). A notable number of its graduates have seized power in African countries. Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso and Idriss Déby of Chad were graduates of this school, and are currently in power in their respective countries. Gaddafi trained and supported Charles Taylor (Charles Taylor (Liberia)) of Liberia, Foday Sankoh, the founder of Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front, and Jean-Bédel Bokassa, the Emperor of the Central African Empire.


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Édouard Hesling became its first governor (List of governors of Upper Volta). Hesling initiated an ambitious road-making program to improve infrastructure and promoted the growth of cotton for export. The cotton policy – based on coercion – failed, and revenue generated by the colony stagnated. The colony was dismantled on 5 September 1932, being split between the French colonies of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), French Sudan and Niger. Côte d'Ivoire received


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(MDG) targets in water-related areas, and has grown as a viable company. The growth rate in Burkina Faso is high although it continues to be plagued by corruption and incursions from terrorist groups from Mali and Niger.


sex drugs and rock and roll

of '''Burkina Faso''' are divided into 45 administrative provinces. Since its release, "We Are the World" has raised over $63 million for humanitarian causes. Ninety


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title Education – Burkina Faso publisher Nationsencyclopedia.com accessdate 1 October 2009 High school costs approximately CFA 25,000 ($50 USD) per year, which is far above the means of most Burkinabè families. Boys receive preference in schooling; as such, girls' education and literacy rates are far lower than their male counterparts. An increase in girls' schooling has been observed because of the government's policy of making school cheaper for girls and granting them more scholarships. To proceed from elementary to middle school, middle to high school or high school to college, national exams must be passed. Institutions of higher education include the University of Ouagadougou, The Polytechnic University of Bobo-Dioulasso, and the University of Koudougou, which is also a teacher training institution. There are some small private colleges in the capital city of Ouagadougou but these are affordable to only a small portion of the population. There is also the International School of Ouagadougou (ISO), an American-based private school located in Ouagadougou. The 2008 UN Development Program Report ranked Burkina Faso as the country with the lowest level of literacy in the world, despite a concerted effort to double its literacy rate from 12.8% in 1990 to 25.3% in 2008.


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which dates back to 1230 AD and included parts of the modern-day countries of Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory coast), and Senegal. However, due to the lack of written records in West African countries, it is unclear whether the djembe predates or postdates the Mali Empire. It seems likely that the history of the djembe reaches back for at least several centuries, and possibly more than a millennium. * 2008 - Tibetian unrest (2008 unrest in Tibet), Mar. 10 - June. (Tibet, China) * 2007-2008 - Food riots (2007–2008 world food price crisis) in India, Peru, Morocco, Egypt, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Yemen, Guinea, Cameroon (2008 Cameroonian anti-government protests), Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Senegal. Riots and hunger feared as demand for grain sends food costs soaring Already we have riots, hoarding, panic: the sign of things to come? Feed the world? We are fighting a losing battle, UN admits The World's Growing Food-Price Crisis BURKINA


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Fund in April 2005. '''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

: * The W National Park in the east which passes Burkina Faso, Benin, and Niger * The Arly Wildlife Reserve (Arly National Park in the east) * The Léraba -Comoé Classified Forest and Partial Reserve of Wildlife in the west * The Mare aux Hippopotames in the west and several reserves: see List of national parks in Africa, Nature reserves of Burkina Faso. Economy File:Tree map export 2009 Burkina Faso.jpeg thumb Burkina Faso's exports in 2009. Every

Process'', 1999. Human Rights Watch. Besides North America, ASL is also used, sometimes alongside indigenous sign languages, in the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Chad, Gabon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, Mauritania, Kenya, Madagascar, Zimbabwe


popular television

of President Sankara. (In 2006 the Secretariat of FEPACI moved to South Africa, but the headquarters of the organization is still in Ouagaoudougou.) Among the best known directors from Burkina Faso are Gaston Kaboré, Idrissa Ouedraogo and Dani Kouyate. Turégano, Teresa Hoefert (2005) ''African Cinema and Europe: Close-Up on Burkina Faso'', Florence: European Press Academic, ISBN 888398031X. Burkina produces popular television series such as ''Bobodjiouf''. 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.


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generally called ''lipadistes''.

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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