Burkina Faso Military

Burkina Faso 1997

Burkina Faso is a country located in Africa. According to AbbreviationFinder, BF is the two-letter ISO code of Burkina Faso, and BFA is the three-letter country abbreviation for Burkina Faso.

Yearbook 1997

Burkina Faso. In January, the National Assembly adopted a number of constitutional changes. These included the repeal of the rules that hitherto limited the president’s eligibility to two seven-year terms. The opposition opposed this because it viewed the measure as an attempt to extend the incumbent President Blaise Compaore’s reign. Furthermore, it was decided to increase the number of members of the National Assembly from 107 to 111.

Burkina Faso Military

Land area 274,200 km²
Total population 20.835.401
Population density (per km²) 76
Capital Ouagadougou
Official language French
Income per capita 1,900 USD
Currency CFA Franc BCEAO
ISO 3166 code BF
Internet TLD .bf
License plate BF
Telephone code +226
Time zone UTC + 0
Geographic coordinates 13 00 N, 2 00 W.

According to Countryaah, the national day of Burkina Faso is August 5. General elections were held on May 11. President Blaise Compaoré’s ruling Social Democratic Party The Congress for Democracy and Le Progress (CDP) increased its majority by winning 97 of the 111 seats. Compaoré appointed a new government where Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo retained the Prime Minister’s post, which also allowed several of the old government’s other ministers to hold office.

In March, a military exercise was held in Burkina Faso, which in addition to the host country included Benin, Togo and France. Over 4,000 soldiers participated in the exercise, which was part of a military agreement between the three participating African states and the former colonial power of France.