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Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
Sydney Saenz
2nd Block
"Burkina" = men of integrity
"Faso" = fatherland
"Land of Honest People"
People here are known as "Burkinabe"
Africa
Landlocked country in West Africa
Surrounded by Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana, & Ivory Coast
OUAGADOUGOU
Type of Government
As of June 2nd 1991, a semi-presidential government with a parliament was established.

Can be dissolved by the president of the Republic which was in term for 7 years.
As of 2000, the years of presidency was changed to 5 years.
Parliament consists of one chamber known as the National Assembly which has all 111 seats with members elected for 5 year terms.
Constitutional Chamber consists of 10 members
Out of the 34 members of the Organization Dedicated to Global Development, Burkina Faso is NOT one of them.
Military Expenditures

Modeled after organizations used by French police.
Army consists of some 6,000 men.
military expenses constitute approx. 1.2% of the nation's GDP.
"Gendamerie"
Population: 16.97 million as of 2011
GDP: 10.19 billion USD
Life Expectancy: 55.36 years (52 female & 50 male)
Birth Rate: 31-39 per 1,000
Death Rate: 9.4-11 per 1,000
Fertility Rate: 5.85 per 1,000
Infant Mortality Rate: 45-71 per 1,000
Major Diseases
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis E
Typhoid fever
Malaria
Dengue fever
Yellow fever
Japanese Encephalitis
African Trypanosomiasis
Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
Schistosomiasis
Meningococcal meningitis
Rabies
HIV
Addiction
Tobacco
Energy Usage
Petroleum
Natural Gas
Coal
Electricity
Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Major Imports
Packaged Medicines: 24%
Refined Petroleum Oils: 7%
Mixed Mineral or Chemical Fertilizer:
6%
Heavy Machinery: 5%
Pumps for Liquids:
4%
Dates
Figs
Pineapples
Avocados
Guavas
Mangoes
Reaction Catalysts: 1%
Other Oil Seeds: 5%
Cotton Raw: 23%
Gold: 60%
Major Exports

Switzerland: 49%
South African
Customs Union:
9%
China: 6%
Belgium-Luxembourg: 5%
Nigeria:4%
Imports From Other Countries
France: 48%
Nigeria: 7%
Mali: 6%
Ghana:6%
Cote l'lvoire: 6%
Peanuts
Maize

Potatoes

Rice
Millet
Sorghum
Food
Yams
Beans
Okra
Grilled Meats
Mutton
Goat
Beef
Fish
Common Drinks
Fufu (Couscous)
Boil either cassava, yams, or plantains. Then beat to dough-like substance.

Usually eaten with sauce or soup.
caloric intake daily: about 2,610
Climate Changes
There are 2 seasons: rainy & dry

The people and farmers anticipate a long rainy season to have enough water for the dry season, but with the temperature rising, the rainy season has significantly shortened and the dry has gotten longer.

Now the crops are not nearly as successful.
Wildlife
National Parks
Arli NP
Deux Bale's NP
Kabore Tambi NP
W of the Niger NP
Flora
2,067 diff. plant species
grasses & legumes
primarily savannah biome
497 bird species
Birds
Fauna
Aardvark
Burkina Faso has largest faunal population in West Africa
Mammals
Crocodiles
Reptiles
Burkina Faso famous for moths
Insects
African Bush elephant
Hamadryas Baboon
slender snouted
Nile
Dwarf
35 are rare or accidental
Blue-naped Mousebird
68 known species
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