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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Burkina Faso refugees recount horrors of violence” – below is their description.
UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie has visited a refugee camp in northern Burkina Faso.
The region has seen a rising number of attacks in recent months.
She spoke to refugees at the Goudebou Camp near Dori, many of whom have fled violence in neighbouring Mali.
Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis reports.
–Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa that covers an area of around 274,200 square kilometres (105,900 sq mi) and is bordered by Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana, and Ivory Coast.
The July 2019 population estimate by the United Nations was 20,321,378. Previously called Republic of Upper Volta (1958–1984), it was renamed “Burkina Faso” on 4 August 1984 by President Thomas Sankara. Its citizens are known as Burkinabé, and its capital is Ouagadougou.
Due to French colonialism, the country’s official language of government and business is French, but this language is spoken by approximately only 10-15% of the population. There are 59 native languages spoken in Burkina, with the most common language, Moore, spoken by roughly 50% of Burkinabé.
The Republic of Upper Volta was established on 11 December 1958 as a self-governing colony within the French Community and on 5 August 1960 it gained full independence.