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Can someone give me couple of sentences about the History of Burkina Faso.?
- PandoraLv 51 decade agoFavorite 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.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burkina_Faso
- Anonymous1 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.