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Burkina Faso: Country in West Africa
Burkina 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. Its citizens are known as Burkinabè, and its capital and largest city is Ouagadougou.

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In Burkina Faso, food insecurity doubles in past year [Video]

In Burkina Faso, food insecurity doubles in past year

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Burkina Faso attack: High insecurity for drivers on Djibo route [Video]

Burkina Faso attack: High insecurity for drivers on Djibo route

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Burkina Faso convoy attack: Survivors recount horror after 37 people killed [Video]

Burkina Faso convoy attack: Survivors recount horror after 37 people killed

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Pro-Russian sentiment present in Burkina after coup [Video]

Pro-Russian sentiment present in Burkina after coup

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West Africa bloc mediator 'satisfied' after meeting Burkina Faso new military leader [Video]

West Africa bloc mediator 'satisfied' after meeting Burkina Faso new military leader

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ECOWAS flies envoys to Burkina Faso after latest coup [Video]

ECOWAS flies envoys to Burkina Faso after latest coup

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Calm returns to Burkina capital after junta chief flees to Togo [Video]

Calm returns to Burkina capital after junta chief flees to Togo

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Protesters attack French Embassy in Burkina Faso after coup [Video]

Protesters attack French Embassy in Burkina Faso after coup

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Burkina junta leader resigns, flees after coup [Video]

Burkina junta leader resigns, flees after coup

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Burkina Faso junta urges calm after French Embassy attack [Video]

Burkina Faso junta urges calm after French Embassy attack

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Burkina Faso coup: Islamist insurgency broke out in the country in 2015 [Video]

Burkina Faso coup: Islamist insurgency broke out in the country in 2015

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Burkina Faso: self-proclaimed leader of new ruling junta marches through capital [Video]

Burkina Faso: self-proclaimed leader of new ruling junta marches through capital

The self-proclaimed leader of the new Burkina Faso ruling junta, which claims to have seized power, marches through the streets of Ouagadougou, the capital, cheered by demonstrators.

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The French embassy in Burkina Faso attacked about a coup, Watch | Oneindia News *News [Video]

The French embassy in Burkina Faso attacked about a coup, Watch | Oneindia News *News

A massive crowd gathered outside the French Embassy in Burkina Faso and set it on fire, visuals of the incident are going viral on social media. #BurkinaFaso #FrenchEmbassy #WestAfrica

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Gunfire and blasts in Burkina Faso capital raise fears of another coup [Video]

Gunfire and blasts in Burkina Faso capital raise fears of another coup

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Heavy gunfire in Burkina Faso capital, soldiers on streets [Video]

Heavy gunfire in Burkina Faso capital, soldiers on streets

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Afcon 2022: Sadio Mane helps Senegal reach Afcon final by beating Burkina Faso

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Senegal are through to their third Africa Cup of Nations final after three second-half goals, including one from Sadio Mane, gives them victory over Burkina Faso.
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Africa Cup of Nations: BBC to show Burkina Faso v Senegal & Cameroon v Egypt

The Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals will be live in the UK on the BBC, as will Sunday's final.
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At least 100 killed by gunmen in 'barbaric' attack on Burkina Faso village

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At least 100 people have been killed by gunmen in a "barbaric" attack on a village in Burkina Faso, the country's deadliest in years, authorities have said.
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Two Spanish journalists and Irish citizen killed in Burkina Faso attack

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Triple jumper Hugues Fabrice Zango first to go beyond 18 metres indoors

Burkina Faso's Hugues Fabrice Zango becomes the first athlete to triple jump beyond 18 metres indoors as he lands a 18.07m effort in Aubiere, France.
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At least 10 Ivory Coast soldiers killed in attack near Burkina border, army says

At least 10 soldiers were killed and six wounded in an attack on an Ivory Coast military post on the northern border near Burkina Faso on Thursday, the army said.
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Ivory Coast army says 12 soldiers killed and seven wounded

Some 12 Ivorian soldiers were killed and other seven wounded in an attack at a northern border post near Burkina Faso early on Thursday, a senior officer at the Ivorian army chief of staff office told..
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Militants in Burkina Faso kill 35 in separate attacks, government says

Militants in Burkina Faso attacked a cattle market and a humanitarian convoy, killing at least 35 people, the government said on Sunday.
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Attack in northern Burkina Faso kills at least 15

At least 15 people were killed following an attack on a convoy transporting traders in a town in northern Burkina Faso on Friday, the government said on Saturday.
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Burkina prosecutor says cause of death of 12 detainees unclear

A Burkina Faso prosecutor said on Wednesday that a preliminary probe could not determine what caused the death of 12 people in detention cells hours after they were arrested, a decision advocacy group..
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Ivory Coast army joins Burkina Faso in anti-jihadist operation

Soldiers from Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso conducted their first joint operation against jihadists active near their shared border, killing eight suspected militants and arresting 14 others, Ivory..
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Burkina prosecutor launches probe after 12 detainees die in custody

A Burkina Faso prosecutor has launched an investigation after 12 people died during the same night in detention cells, hours after they were arrested for suspected terrorism-related offences in a town..
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Few masks in packed Burkina Faso mosques as coronavirus ban lifted

Muslims, many praying shoulder-to-shoulder and without face masks, crowded mosques in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou on Sunday, after the government lifted an order closing them.
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Ghana, Burkina Faso test easing of epidemic restrictions

Burkina Faso and Ghana have eased some coronavirus lockdown restrictions this week to test the possibility of a return to a semblance of normality after weeks of shutdowns that have hobbled both..
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Rights group accuses Burkina security forces of killing 31 unarmed detainees

International advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday that it believed security forces in Burkina Faso had summarily executed 31 unarmed detainees earlier this month during operations..
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Burkina security forces accused of killing 31 unarmed civilians: rights group

International advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday that it believed security forces in Burkina Faso had summarily executed 31 unarmed detainees earlier this month during operations..
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Coronavirus curfew creates water shortage for Burkina Faso's poorest

Nowadays Rahinatou Diasso scolds her children when they wash with too much water. It has become a precious resource since Burkina Faso's coronavirus curfew stopped those in poor areas from accessing..
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Medical aid marooned as Africa shuts borders amid coronavirus pandemic

Medical charity Alima planned to open an emergency operating theatre this week in Burkina Faso, but the project has stalled because the country closed its borders before a surgeon and anaesthetist..
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Niger confirms first case of coronavirus, health minister says

Niger confirmed its first case of the coronavirus on Thursday, a 36-year-old Nigerien man who had recently traveled to Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso, the health minister said in a..
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Two Western hostages freed after 15-month captivity in Africa's Sahel

A Canadian woman and an Italian man kidnapped while traveling through Burkina Faso 15 months ago have been freed and are in good health, the president of neighboring Mali said on Saturday after meeting..
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Canadian woman and Italian man kidnapped in Burkina Faso have been released - U.N.

A Canadian woman and Italian man kidnapped in Burkina Faso in December 2018 have been released to the United Nations' peacekeeping mission in neighboring Mali and appear to be in good health, a mission..
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Burkina Faso confirms first cases of coronavirus

Burkina Faso on Monday reported its first two cases of coronavirus, the health minister said, becoming the sixth country in sub-Saharan Africa affected by the virus.
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Driving trucks, blasting rocks - Women break the mold at Burkina Faso gold mines

Tene Konate takes pride in telling incredulous relatives about her job driving a 72-tonne dump truck around the vast open pit at the Hounde gold mine in western Burkina Faso.
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Gunmen kill 24 in attack on Burkina Faso church

Gunmen killed twenty-four people, including a pastor, in an attack on a church during Sunday mass in northwestern Burkina Faso, four security sources told Reuters on Monday.
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A French soldier has died while on operations in Burkina Faso, the French Armed Forces Ministry said in a statement on Monday.
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Thirty-nine people were killed in northern Burkina Faso on Saturday, in what the government called a terrorist attack on a village in Soum province.
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Burkina Faso farming town struggles to cope with fallout of violence

Two years ago, Pissila was a quiet farming town in Burkina Faso, unfamiliar with the violence that was stirring further north. Now an influx of displaced people has changed life dramatically for its..
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Burkina Faso approves state backing for vigilantes fighting jihadists

Burkina Faso's parliament has voted to provide funding and training to local vigilantes in response to the growing firepower of jihadist groups who threaten to overrun government forces across large..
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Militants kill 36 civilians in Burkina Faso market attack

Thirty-six civilians were killed in Burkina Faso on Monday in what the government called a terrorist attack on a market in Sanmatenga province.
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Son of Burkina Faso gold miner owner released after year-long captivity

The son of an Indian gold mine owner in Burkina Faso, who was kidnapped by unidentified assailants in 2018, has been released, his father said on Monday.
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Fourteen killed in bomb attack on bus convoy in Burkina Faso

Fourteen people were killed and 19 wounded when a bus carrying students ran over an improvised explosive device on Saturday in northern Burkina Faso, the government said.
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Thirty-five civilians killed in Burkina Faso after army repels militant attack

Burkina Faso insurgents killed 35 mostly female civilians on Tuesday after attacking a military outpost in northern Soum Province, and about 87 militants and local security forces were killed in the..
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