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Burkina Faso Overview

Burkina Faso, formerly the Upper Volta, is a state in West Africa, bordering Benin, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Togo. Burkina Faso consists mostly of savannah and three large rivers flow through the country: Mouhoun, Nazinon and Nakambe. Capital: Ouagadougou Biggest city: Ouagadougou State: republic Language: French Religion: indigenous religions, Islam Surface: 274 200 […]

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Movies in Burkina Faso

Movies in Burkina Faso

A state-organized film production has been around since the early 1970s, including by pioneer Mamadou Djim Kola. In the 1980s, several of the films, often co-productions with European countries, were noticed internationally. Among the central directors were Gaston Kaboré with Wend Kuuni (1982) and Zan Boko (1988), and Idrissa Ouedraogo with Yaaba (1989; also shown […]

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Burkina Faso History

The History of Burkina Faso

Older history The pre-colonial history is closely related to the Mossi kingdoms, which was founded in the 1300s, but archaeological finds from a Neolithic culture have been made. Bobo, lobi and gurunsi are the oldest known inhabitants of the country, but with their superior military strength, invading forces from the gurma – and the mossi […]

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Village of Tiebele

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso, Republic of West Africa, inland. The country borders Mali in the west and north, Niger in the east, Benin in the southeast, Togo and Ghana in the south and Ivory Coast in the southeast. Most of the inhabitants are employed in agriculture. The country is one of Africa’s poorest, has limited natural resources […]

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