Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso Burkina Faso is one of those...

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Burkina Faso Burkina Faso is one of those countries you don’t hear much in the media, even though there are reasons why it should be. Once the home of a lot of Mossi kingdoms, it came to be a French colony during the Scramble for Africa. For a while before and during World War II , 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 “land of the honest people” . Like most of the near countries, Burkina Faso’s history was dominated by autoritative governments and coups, at least until 1987, when the government of Thomas Sankara was toppled by his once-friend Blaise Compaoré, who undid most of the changes of his predecessor (for better or worse). He still stands as President until today in a country filled with poverty and other problems (the country is considered the third least developed in the world). Sadly, it is
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.

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