Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso (UK: , US: (listen); French: [buʁkina faso]) is a landlocked country in West Africa with an area of 274,200 km2 (105,900 sq mi), bordered by Mali to the northwest, Niger to the northeast, Benin to the southeast, Togo and Ghana to the south, and the Ivory Coast to the southwest. It has a population of 20,321,378. Previously called Republic of Upper Volta (1958–1984), it was renamed Burkina Faso by President Thomas Sankara.

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Target 1995; Eradication du Ver de Guinée; Eradication of Guinea Worm. Produced in Koudougou, Burkina Faso. Donated by John Hutchison The selvage reads “FASO FANI”



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Uncertainty over reports of abduction of 500 people in northern Nigeria +++ Burkina Faso starts probe into Sankara assassination +++ What is behind the extension of period in office of South Sudan's president


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