Burkina Faso Introduction 2001
SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Independence from France came to Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) in 1960. Governmental instability during the 1970s and 1980s was followed by multiparty elections in the early 1990s. Several hundred thousand farm workers migrate south every year to Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana.
NOTE: The information regarding Burkina Faso on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Burkina Faso Introduction 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Burkina Faso Introduction 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.