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Burkina Faso
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1. General Situation

Burkina Faso, known before August 1984 as Upper Volta, is a landlocked country in West Africa, bordered on the north by Niger and Mali, and on the south by Benin, Togo, Ghana, and Ivory Coast. The northern and northeastern regions, belonging to the Sahel zone, are very dry and abandoned to the advance of the desert. The vegetation is mainly grassland and savanna, with some thick forest patches in the South. The souther…

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Mbiti, John, “Burkina Faso”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 31 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_B478>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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