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Independence Day
August 5 1960

Burkina Faso National Anthem
The Anthem of Victory Ditanyè

Against the humiliating bondage of a thousand years
Rapacity came from afar to subjugate them for a hundred years.
Against the cynical malice in the shape
Of neo-colonialism and its petty local servants.
Many gave in and certain others resisted.
But the frustrations, the successes, the sweat, the blood
Have fortified our courageous people and fertilized its heroic struggle.

And one single night has drawn together
The history of an entire people,
And one single night has launched its triumphal march.
Towards the horizon of good fortune.
One single night has brought together our people
With all the peoples of the World,
In the acquisition of liberty and progress.
Motherland or death, we shall conquer.

Nourished in the lively source of the Revolution,
The volunteers for liberty and peace
With their nocturnal and beneficial energies of the 4th of August
Had not only hand arms, but also and above all
The flame in their hearts lawfully to free
Faso forever from the fetters of those who
Here and there were polluting the sacred soul of independence and sovereignty.

And seated henceforth in rediscovered dignity,
Love and honour partnered with humanity,
The people of Burkina sing a victory hymn
To the glory of the work of liberation and emancipation.
Down with exploitation of man by man!
Forward for the good of every man
By all men of today and tomorrow, by every man here and always!

Popular revolution our nourishing sap.
Undying motherhood of progress in the face of man.
Eternal hearth of agreed democracy,
Where at last national identity has the right of freedom.
Where injustice has lost its place forever,
And where from the hands of builders of a glorious world
Everywhere the harvests of patriotic vows ripen and suns of boundless joy shine.

West African CFA Franc

Emergency numbers
Local numbers only

Native African languages belonging to Sudanic family spoken by 90% of population

Burkina Faso Political parties
African Independence Party (Touré)
September 2011
Website : None

Alliance for Democracy and Federation – African Democratic Rally
Founded : 29 June 2003
Website : None

African Democratic Rally (Burkina Faso)
Founded : 1957
Website : None

Congress for Democracy and Progress
Founded : 2014
Website : None

Convention for Democracy and Federation
Founded : 1998
Website : None

Convergence for Social Democracy (Burkina Faso)
Founded : 2002
Website : None

National Convention of Progressive Democrats
Founded :2009
Website : None

Other parties

National Rebirth Party
National Union for Democracy and Development
Party for Concord and Progress
Party for Democracy and Progress / Socialist Party
Party for Democracy and Socialism
Rally of Democrats for the Faso
Rally of the Ecologists of Burkina

Muslim 61.5%
Roman Catholic 23.3%
Traditional/animist 7.8%,
Protestant 6.5%
Other/no answer 0.2%
None 0.7%

World Heritage sites 
W - Arly - Pendjari Complex
Ruins of Loropéni
Ancient Ferrous Metallurgy Sites of Burkina Faso

Nobel Laureates


Olympic Winners


Ashoka Fellows  


Giving Pledgers (Started by Bill & Melinda Gates and Warren Buffet)  


UN Goodwill Ambassadors



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