Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1960 by the Republic of Burkina Faso


Burkina Faso - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Burkina Faso - also known by its short-form name Burkina - is a landlocked country in west Africa. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north, Niger to the east, Benin to the southeast, Togo and Ghana to the south, and Côte d'Ivoire to the southwest. The country's capital is Ouagadougou. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Burkina Faso | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 59, Political Rights: 4, Civil Liberties: 3
"In November 2015, voters in Burkina Faso elected a new president and parliament in polls described by national and international observers as the freest and most competitive ever to be held in the country. In late December, the inauguration of President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré and the seating of a new legislature marked the close of a transitional period that began in October 2014, when mass protests led to the resignation of longtime president Blaise Compaoré. Kaboré's People's Movement for Progress (MPP) won a plurality of seats in the parliament."
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 6.75, Rank: 88, Personal Freedom: 7.49, Economic Freedom: 6.02, Democracy Index: 4.01
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 6.02, Rank: 132