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? asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

Can someone give me couple of sentences about the History of Burkina Faso.?

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Burkina Faso was populated early, between 14,000 and 5000 BC, by hunter-gatherers in the northwestern part of the country. Settlements with farmers appeared between 3600 and 2600 BC. The central part of Burkina Faso included a number of Mossi kingdoms, which became a French protectorate in 1896. After gaining independence from France in 1960, the country underwent many governmental changes until arriving at its current form, a semi-presidential republic. The president is Blaise Compaoré.

    Burkina Faso's capital is Ouagadougou. It is a member of the African Union, Community of Sahel-Saharan States, La Francophonie, Organization of the Islamic Conference and Economic Community of West African States.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Pandora's answer is very comprehensive and authoritative over several millenia. It should however be noted that the country name and borders are very recent, post colonial. In pre-colonial times there were no 'countries' in that part of Africa in the way of maps with lines drawn on them.

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