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|Burkina Faso means “and of honest and upright people.” The population in 2005 was about 12 million.
(Econ, 9/17/05, p.77)
This landlocked, West African nation, on the edge of the Sahara Desert was formerly called Upper Volta. The capital is Ouagadougou. In 2000 the country had the world’s lowest literacy rate at 7%.
(WSJ, 3/27/96, p.A-16)(SFC, 12/15/98, p.C3)(SFEC, 7/23/00, Z1 p.2)