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Banfora
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). It is the capital of the Comoe province. The city lies 85 kilometres (53 mi) south-west of Bobo-Dioulasso, on the Abidjan – Ouagadougou Railway. The Cascades de Karfiguéla are a series of waterfalls close to Banfora. As of the 2006 Census, Banfora was the fourth largest city in Burkina Faso by population. The first settlers were the Karaboro who with the Gouin and Turkas constitute the city's main ethnic groups. They are all from the south of Burkina Faso. In 1903 the French colonialist forces created a military post at Banfora and one year later created an administrative position there. In 1905 a road was built linking Banfora to Bobo-Dioulasso and in 1931 a railway was built to the town. The economy has grown around the sugar cane industry
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Bank Of Africa
Bank of Africa Group (BOA), also known as Bank of Africa, is a multinational pan-African banking conglomerate with banking operations in eighteen African countries, and a representative office in Paris, France. Bank of Africa maintains its headquarters in Bamako, the capital of Mali. BOA is a large financial services provider in eighteen sub-Saharan countries. As of December 2016, the group's total assets were valued at €7.8 billion (US$7.9 billion)[1] In addition to its fourteen commercial banks, the group also includes a finance company, a housing bank, a leasing company, one brokerage firm and two investment firms, as well as a management company and a representative office in Paris.[1] The maiden bank of the BOA Group, BOA Mali, was established in late 1982, in Bamako, Mali, by local businesspeople
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Ali Barraud
Ali Barraud N'Goni (January 31, 1918 – October 11, 2015)[1][2] was a Burkinabé politician who served as Minister of Public Health and Population for Upper Volta.[3] He resigned his position on January 22, 1974.[4] He was involved in the 1948 founding of the Voltaic Democratic Party (PDV),[5] which joined with the Social Party for the Emancipation of the African Masses (PSEMA) in 1956 to form the Unified Democratic Party (PDU) electoral alliance.[6] From 1957 to 1959 he served as a member of the delegation of Upper Volta to the Grand Council of French Western Africa.[7] In 1971 he was elected Vice-Chairman of the Executive Board of the World Health Organization.[8]

Oumar Barro
Oumar Barro (born 3 June 1974 in
Upper Volta) is a former Burkinabé footballer. Barro represented the Burkinabé national team at the 1998 African Nations Cup tournament, which finished fourth after losing to Congo DR on penalties in the bronze final. He was later part of the 2000 and 2002 African Nations Cup teams, which finished bottom of their respective groups in the first round of competition, thus failing to secure qualification for the quarter-finals
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Angèle Bassolé-Ouédraogo
Angèle Bassolé-Ouédraogo (born 8 February 1967) is an
Ivoirian-born Canadian poet and journalist. She has won the Trillium Book Award and been nominated for the Ottawa Book Award. She was born in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, and raised in Upper Volta.[1] She was an avid reader as a child, and was encouraged by her local librarian who eventually taught her as his assistant, which allowed her access to more books than she would normally be allowed. She wrote her first poem around the age of 11 to 12, after being influenced by her brother Francis, who would go on to be a well known poet in Côte d'Ivoire
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Bissa People
Bissa (or Bisa (singular), Bisan, Bissanno (plural)), is a
Mande ethnic group of south-central Burkina Faso, northeastern Ghana, the northernmost tip of Togo and northern Benin. Their language, Bissa,[5] is a Mande language that is related to, but not the same as, a cluster of languages in the old Borgu Kingdom area of Northeast Benin and Northwest Nigeria, including Busa, Boko, and Kyenga. An alternate name for the Bissa is Busansi which is used by the Mossi people. Daniel McFarland's Historical Dictionary of Upper Volta refers to them as "intrusive Mande who settled the area along the White Volta below Tenkodogo by 1300. Some live across the border in modern northern Ghana and Togo
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