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Food crisis deepens in West Africa

Food crisis deepens in West Africa

Feb 22, 2012

Pictures from Burkina Faso near the border with Mali. Millions in the region are on the brink of famine.

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About Burkina Faso
  • Population: 16.9 million (World Bank, 2011)
  • Capital: Ouagadougou
  • Area: 274,200 sq km (105,870 sq miles)
  • Major languages: French, indigenous languages
  • Major religions: Indigenous beliefs, Islam, Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 52 years (men), 54 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 CFA (Communaute Financiere Africaine) franc = 100 centimes
  • Main exports: Cotton, animal products, gold
  • GNI per capita: US $480 (World Bank, 2008)