Burkina Faso: Unsteady Statehood In West Africa

1st Edition

Pierre Englebert

Routledge
Published August 28, 2019
Textbook
ISBN 9780367314767 - CAT# K433963

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Summary

Poor even by the standards of West Africa, Burkina Faso has been plagued by political instability since independence from France in 1960. It has suffered five military coups, the last of which cost the life of Thomas Sankara, who had waged war on poverty, corruption and illiteracy. Yet Burkina Faso's growth was surprisingly strong during the 1980s,

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