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FAST FACTS AFRICA: Burkina Faso
July 15, 2014 - 15:45 GMT
Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa, neighbouring Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo and Ghana. Its key metals interests include gold, zinc and manganese.
The country covers an area of 274,200 sq km. It has a
population of about 16.5 million, with an unemployment rate of
3.3%, and the official language is French. Burkina Faso lacks
manufacturing industries because of poor infrastructure, access
to energy, and a lack of skilled labour. GDP growth forecast
Burkina Faso’s economic growth is affected by gold
prices. In 2012, when gold prices were at historic highs, the
country had GDP growth of 9%. In 2013, the rate fell to 6.9%
and is expected to remain around this level for 2014. According
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