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List of missing articles[edit]

I have just created the following list: List of missing Burkina Faso topics. Please add any Burkina Faso-related articles you have noticed not yet covered. --BelovedFreak 17:04, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

2011 uprising[edit]

News reports tend to be very unclear but there is some sore sort of protests/uprising/revolt/revolution going on in Burkina Faso right now, including a curfew on Ouagadougou and some reports that Blaise Compaore has fled. How about an article, 2011 Burkina Faso uprising, based on the French version or its translation here? This is somewhat urgent as it is an ongoing event. Metaknowledge (talk) 14:42, 17 April 2011 (UTC)


I've just added a "Goals" section to the Project page. I think that the most important one (feel free to disagree obviously) is to get Burkina Faso to FA standard. I also think it would be a good idea to create a portal for the country, in line with other Africa portals. Any thoughts about possible goals appreciated.--BelovedFreak 11:16, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

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Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Burkina Faso[edit]

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African cinema task force[edit]

An African cinema task force has been proposed at WikiProject Films, which would include the cinema of Burkina Faso. Interested editors are encouraged to sign up - if there is enough interest, then the task force will be created! Many thanks, Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 03:22, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

1139 Burkina Faso-related articles needing geographical coordinates[edit]

Based on a search of Wikipedia's articles related to Burkina Faso, I've found some articles that I believe are about places in Burkina Faso, and could usefully have geographical coordinates added.

The articles in question are listed in Category:Burkina Faso articles missing geocoordinate data. At the time of writing, some examples included:

  1. Bisraaga
  2. Boulgou, Ganzourgou
  3. Dimibo
  4. Djibasso Department
  5. Gongontiano
  6. Ramatoulaye
  7. Saré de Guirgo

...and there are many more, as well. At the time of posting this notice, there were 1139 articles in this category needing geographical coordinates.

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How can I do it?[edit]

The articles are all marked with {{coord missing}} tags, which need to be replaced with {{coord}} tags that contain the location's latitude/longitude coordinates; or you might be able to add coordinates to an existing infobox. You can find out how to do this at the Wikipedia:Geocoding how-to for WikiProject members. Please let me know if this is useful, or if you have any questions! -- The Anome (talk) 09:49, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

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Proposal for a 200-WikiProject contest[edit]

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Someone needs to sort out a mess here. There are two villages, but both links on the disambiguation page now direct to Badinogo (village). The villages are listed as number 1 (pop 800) and number 2 (pop 297) here. There are two different coordinates, and they show up on the maps as north and west of Kongoussi, if you search here. But I don't see how to work out which coordinates go with which number/population. Over to you, as the experts! PamD (talk) 22:17, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

  • I think I've sorted them out now, but anyone familiar with the area might like to check them! PamD (talk) 22:49, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

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Unreferenced living people articles bot[edit]

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Comment from Semperlibre[edit]

The most urgent item, I note, after casting my very experienced African eye over all the muted self-praise and self-importance is to find someone to cut all the self-congratulatory "weasel" words, public relations nonsense and, pardon my French please, allied bullshit.

To seek praise by pointing out in the "Did you know" feature that, as of 2008, "over 95% of urban Burkina Faso has access to improved water sources" as not only hypocritical but actually refers to the period in which this census was taken and is in no way a consequence of any efforts by the Burkina Faso government.

You also cleverly fail to point out that 77% of our population is non-urban so your impressive 95% is reduced to actually 21% - 22% of the total population having "improved" water sources which has been the case for the past 20 years to my certain documented knowledge.

The 77% live in a state of uncertainty and perpetual thirst and hunger [and the urban poor are also not much better off] which has not changed, again, for the past 20 years to my again certain well documented knowledge.

Kindly do not use this forum to create a false scenario which suits your political agenda and disregards the true nature of events in Burkina Faso. You are showing the international community just how stupidly foolish and venal you can be! Semperlibre (talk) 11:09, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Burkina Faso articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

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WikiProject cleanup listing[edit]

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Photo request[edit]

Hi! I have submitted a new photo request for Ouagadougou

  • Air Burkina head office - Air Burkina Storey Building/Immueble Air Burkina - 29 Av. de la Nation 01 BP 1459 Ouagadougou 01 Burkina Faso

Thank you, WhisperToMe (talk) 07:50, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Question about native languages[edit]

What is the native language of Dourtenga, Burkina Faso? WhisperToMe (talk) 21:41, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

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Languages in censuses and Race and ethnicity in censuses[edit]

Pleas add information about this country to this articles--Kaiyr (talk) 20:56, 30 July 2014 (UTC)


The article on Yennenga needs a picture, and I have found some photographs of various statues of her. However, I have been unable to locate copyright information about them. If anyone can locate a picture and upload it under a free or fair use license it would greatly improve the article. I'm trying to improve visibility for women of color on the Wiki and images would really help. Thank you. Asarelah (talk) 14:09, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

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Expert attention[edit]

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Page move: Burkinabé → Burkinabè[edit]

Please participate in a page move discussion (Burkinabé → Burkinabè) at Talk:Burkinabé if you care. —  AjaxSmack  02:02, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

AjaxSmack I was updating several related pages about the recent coup (2015 Burkinabe coup d'état) when I came upon the move discussion. There may be other pages that 'need' moving if that consensus is carried through, such as 2014 Burkinabé uprising, and 2011 Burkinabé protests. {{History of Burkina Faso}} also may need editing to 'comply'. 220 of Borg 11:15, 25 September 2015 (UTC)


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Coups d'état[edit]

Has anyone noticed that we have articles for every coup d'état in the history of Burkina Faso except the one that brought Thomas Sankara to power in 1983 and the one that brought Blaise Compaoré to power in 1987? Are those the most important coups in Burkinabé history? Charles Essie (talk) 16:23, 12 September 2016 (UTC)