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Burkina Faso

2023 FEB 28

Preliminary   > Geography   >   Places in news   >   Places in news

Why in news?

  • Recently, Burkina Faso announced an official end to the operations led by France in the country.
    • France had signed a military agreement with Burkina Faso in 2018 to achieve stability against the threat of Islamist militant groups.
    • France signed a series of similar agreements with other West African nations, including Mali who terminated the operation in late 2022.

About Burkina Faso:

  • A former French colony, Burkina Faso has suffered chronic instability since gaining independence in 1960, including several coups.
  • Since 2015, the country has been fighting an Islamist insurgency that spilled over from neighbouring Mali.
  • In 2022 alone, it has witnessed two coups
  • This has damaged the once important tourist industry.



Which of the following are landlocked countries in Africa

1. Burkina Faso

2. Mali

3. Mauritania

4. Niger

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 4 only

(c) 1,2 and 4

(d) 3 and 4 only