Ouagadougou Burkina Faso History
Last year, more than 2,600 people were killed and 150,000 left homeless as heavy rains triggered floods across West Africa. In Burkina Faso alone, more than 5 people have been killed and more than half a million displaced. Heavy rains in recent weeks have raised fears of religious unrest across the country, fueling fears for the safety of Christians, Muslims and other religious minorities.
A consultancy that collects information on conflicts around the world shows that in the five years since Kabore took office, Burkina Faso has had only 55 conflict-related deaths. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHRC) has its own problems and has made a number of points to Burkinas Faso. Although it is a poor country, it has been unable to meet the needs of its population due to the lack of access to food, water and other essential goods.
Many Burkina Faso residents have been displaced due to the growing insecurity in the country due to the ongoing conflict and lack of access to food, water and other essential goods.
Burkina Faso's borders with Mali and Niger remain porous, and elements of terrorist groups could easily move across those international borders. Burkina Faso's border with Niger remains porous and extremist groups have carried out attacks in the country in recent years due to its proximity to the Niger-Mali border. Given the presence of AQIM, Al-Qaeda and the Islamic Maghreb in Mali, it is a potential target for terrorist attacks by these groups and other terrorist organizations. The border between Burkina Faso and Mali / Niger, where AQ IM and Al Qaeda's Islamic Maghreb are already active, borders the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Chad, Niger and Cameroon.
The risk of kidnapping remains a major problem for travellers to Burkina Faso, including Ouagadougou and particularly in the Sahel. Travel to and from Burkina Faso is strongly discouraged, with the most significant terrorist attack on 2 March, which killed many people in and around Ouakarta, Mali, and many more in Burkina Faso, Niger, in addition to those travelling to or from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Cameroon, Senegal and Cameroon.
Burkina Faso is inland, but blessed with a seaside and large rivers, and has most of the central plateau to itself. It borders on Niger to the north, the Sahel to the south and the Atlantic to the east.
Burkina Faso is a landlocked African country surrounded by the Ivory Coast, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Burkina Guinea and Mali. It is one of six countries that surround it, along with Niger to the west, Cameroon to the east, Chad to the south and Senegal and Guinea to the east.
Burkina Faso has been inhabited by the Bobo, Lobi and Gurunsi since the 13th century, with the Mossi and Gurma migrating to the region in the 14th century. The invaders of what is now Ghana conquered the centre of E. Burkinasfaso in 1455 and founded the "Mossi" state of Ouagadougou, Yatenga and Tengkodogo as the centre of the state and Gourma in the east. These warriors migrated from Ghana to what is now Burkina Faso and founded an empire that lasted for more than 800 years.
The French colony Soudan, then called Upper Senegal or Niger, the region of what is now Burkina Faso, was administered by the French until 1919, when it became a separate protectorate under the Upper Volta. After independence, France cut off the northern part of the so-called Burkina Faso region and separated parts of it from the neighbouring colonies. Ouagadougou developed into a true community centre with a population of over 1.5 million people at the beginning of the 20th century.
They were in constant conflict until 1441, when the arrival of the French in the Ouagadougou region and their invasion of Burkina Faso led to victory. This ended in 1442 when an attack on the city by French soldiers under the command of King Louis XIV of France and his son Louis XVIII led to victory, but not before a series of attacks by French troops.
Burkina Faso celebrated 50 years of independence in 2010 and elected Compaore for the fourth time. He has been in power since 1987 and is only the latest in a long line of autocrats to rule Burkina Faso, and he remains in power until 1987.
Burkina Faso is located in the Central African Republic and is one of the poorest countries in Africa. It has a population of about 1.5 million. It has scarcely enough water to breathe, which has contributed to stabilising the political crises in Togo and Guinea and the conflict in Mali. In 2006, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Ouagadougou and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) helped to resolve political crises in Togo and Guinea. They played a key role in ending the civil war in Guinea-Bissau, which benefited the country but had little money to help stabilize it.