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Burkina Faso attack

Date: 02 December 2019 Tags: Geography & Environment

Issue

The President of the West African nation of Burkina Faso has confirmed that 14 people were killed in an attack on a Protestant church.

 

Background

Islamic extremists have been active in Burkina Faso since 2015. Jihadists have attacked police stations and churches across the country’s north but also recently have struck in the east.

 

Details- Burkina Faso

  • Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north; Niger to the east; Benin to the southeast; Togo and Ghana to the south; and Ivory Coast to the southwest.

  • Burkina Faso is a francophone country, with French as the official language of government and business.

  •  Burkina Faso is part of the West African Monetary and Economic Union (UMEOA).

 

  • Capital: Ouagadougou

  • Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF)

  • President: Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

  • Prime Minister: Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré

 

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