History UsefulNotes / BurkinaFaso

16th Dec '17 1:43:07 AM DragonJoe103
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In 2011, the death of a student triggered massive protests in the country and the munity of parts of the army and the National Guard. The protests are still ongoing, so it’s still too soon to make an educated guess about what’s going to happen. However, things seem to have changed in late 2015, after (what appears to be) the last military coup d'état (this time against President Michel Kafando), and pressure from the African Union, ECOWAS (Economic Community Of West African States), and the armed forces, the military junta stepped down and Kafando was temporarily re-instated as President. The 2015 general election was then held on the 29th of November (with former president Blaise Compaore's party being banned from the election), and the new president, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré of the People's Movement for Progress, has been in power ever since.

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In 2011, the death of a student triggered massive protests in the country and the munity of parts of the army and the National Guard. The protests are still ongoing, so it’s still too soon to make an educated guess about what’s going to happen. However, things seem to have changed in late 2015, after (what appears to be) the last military coup d'état (this time against President Michel Kafando), and pressure from the African Union, ECOWAS (Economic Community Of West African States), and the armed forces, the military junta stepped down and Kafando was temporarily re-instated as President. The 2015 general election was then held on the 29th of November (with former president Blaise Compaore's party being banned from the election), and the new president, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré of the People's Movement for Progress, has been in power ever since.
since, becoming the first president in the country's recent history to have never had ties with the military.
16th Dec '17 1:33:25 AM DragonJoe103
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In 2011, the death of a student triggered massive protests in the country and the munity of parts of the army and the National Guard. The protests are still ongoing, so it’s still too soon to make an educated guess about what’s going to happen.

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In 2011, the death of a student triggered massive protests in the country and the munity of parts of the army and the National Guard. The protests are still ongoing, so it’s still too soon to make an educated guess about what’s going to happen.
happen. However, things seem to have changed in late 2015, after (what appears to be) the last military coup d'état (this time against President Michel Kafando), and pressure from the African Union, ECOWAS (Economic Community Of West African States), and the armed forces, the military junta stepped down and Kafando was temporarily re-instated as President. The 2015 general election was then held on the 29th of November (with former president Blaise Compaore's party being banned from the election), and the new president, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré of the People's Movement for Progress, has been in power ever since.
18th Apr '14 1:47:45 PM LongLiveHumour
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Once the home of a lot of Mossi kingdoms, it came to be a [[TheFrenchColonialEmpire French colony]] during the Scramble for Africa. For a while before and during WorldWarII, it was divided between its French colonial neighbors, but was reconstituted after the war. It achieved independence in 1960, as Upper Volta (''Haute-Volta'' in French), as a reference to the Volta River. It was renamed as Burkina Faso in 1984, which means [[{{Irony}} “land of the honest people”]].

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Once the home of a lot of Mossi kingdoms, it came to be a [[TheFrenchColonialEmpire [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchColonialEmpire French colony]] during the Scramble for Africa. For a while before and during WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, it was divided between its French colonial neighbors, but was reconstituted after the war. It achieved independence in 1960, as Upper Volta (''Haute-Volta'' in French), as a reference to the Volta River. It was renamed as Burkina Faso in 1984, which means [[{{Irony}} “land of the honest people”]].
15th Jan '13 9:56:39 AM zero5889
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->Like most other African countries, the Burkinabe flag uses the Pan-African colors, but with its own interpretation. The red upper half symbolizes the 1983 revolution that brought Sankara to power; the green lower half symbolizes the country's agricultural and natural wealth; and the golden star in the middle symbolizes the guiding light of the revolution.
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