Burkina Faso Modern History

Burkina Faso is a country located in Western Africa. With the capital city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso has a population of 20,903,284 based on a recent census from COUNTRYAAH. After independence in 1960, Burkina Faso was characterized by economic problems, political crises and coups. After Blaise Compaoré took power in a military coup in 1987, he led the country toward multi-party systems and market economy. The once powerful military lost…

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Burkina Faso Healthcare and Money

Burkina Faso Money

Health care Vaccinations Vaccination needed receipt required malaria 3 – yellow fever 1 Typhoid & Polio Yes – cholera 2 Eat Drink 4 – Overview Nationwide, significant bottlenecks in medical care are to be expected, which are often highly problematic in terms of technology, equipment and/or hygiene. In many cases there is also a lack of European-trained doctors who speak English or French. Plannable operations should only be carried out…

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Burkina Faso State Overview

Burkina Faso State Overview

History In the 11th century, the Mossi people, under the leadership of Vedraogo, laid the foundations for the Empire of Moro de Naba, the embryo of present-day Burkina Faso. The powerful Mossi kingdom resisted repeated invasions by Arab forces and consolidated its political structure. Later, the region was conquered by the French, who in 1919 created the Upper Volta colony. In 1932 Upper Volta was dismembered and divided between the former French colonies of Sudan, Niger and Ivory Coast. In 1947, it became part of…

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