Burkina Faso. The ruling party, the Congress for
Democracy and Progress (CDP), received a majority of votes
in the May 6 parliamentary elections. The CDP took home 73
of the 111 seats in the National Assembly, a sharp increase
compared to the 2002 election when the party received 57
seats. The turnout was 56 percent. As many as 47 parties
lined up, of which 13 got seats in parliament.
CountryAAH, Burkina Faso, like a number of other West African
countries, suffered severe flooding in August - October. At
least 51 people died and 76 were injured. In total, more
than 90,000 people were affected by the floods, according to
government estimates. Of these, 28,000 had become homeless.
In addition, cultivations, houses, roads and bridges were
destroyed. At the end of October, the UN appealed for $ 6
million in emergency aid to the country.
Burkina Faso - Ouagadougou
Ouagadougou, Wagadugu, capital of Burkina Faso; 2. 5 million
residents (2019). Ouagadougou, which is the country's largest city, is the
center of administration and trade as well as transport hub with international
airport and railway to Abidjan. The city's industry includes, among other
things, the textile industry and the brewery. In Ouagadougou there are
universities (founded in 1969), and the city hosts a Pan-African Film Festival,
which has in principle been held every two years since 1969.
Ouagadougou, from the 15th century royal residence in the moss kingdom of
Ouagadougou, was incorporated in 1896 with the French colonial empire. It was
1918–32 and again in 1947 became the capital of Upper Volta (today's Burkina