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The United Nations published this video article, titled “Burkina Faso, Ukraine, Afghanistan and other topics – Daily press briefing (January 24, 2022)” – below their description.
Midday briefing by Stephen Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary General.
– Humanitarian aid in Afghanistan
– Humanitarian aid in Ukraine
– Financial contributions
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In this story: Afghanistan
Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains to the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, consisting mainly of Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras and Uzbeks.
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In this story: Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa that covers an area of approximately 274,200 square kilometers (105,900 sq mi) and is bordered by Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana and the Ivory Coast.
The United Nations July 2019 population estimate was 20,321,378. Formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta (1958-1984), it was renamed “Burkina Faso” on August 4, 1984 by President Thomas Sankara. Its citizens are known as Burkinabe and its capital is Ouagadougou.
Due to French colonialism, the official language of government and business in the country is French, but this language is only spoken by about 10-15% of the population. There are 59 native languages spoken in Burkina, with the most common language, Mooré, spoken by approximately 50% of Burkinabé.
The Republic of Upper Volta was created on December 11, 1958 as an autonomous colony within the French Community and on August 5, 1960, it gained full independence.
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In this story: Libya
Libya, officially the State of Libya, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad to the south , Niger to the southwest, Algeria to the west and Tunisia to the northwest.
The sovereign state is made up of three historical regions: Tripolitania, Fezzan and Cyrenaica. The largest city and capital, Tripoli, is located in western Libya and contains more than three million of Libya’s seven million people. The second largest city is Benghazi, located in eastern Libya.
Libya became independent as a kingdom in 1951. A military coup in 1969 overthrew King Idris I. Parts of Libya are currently divided between the rival governments of Tobruk and Tripoli, as well as various tribal militias and Islamists.
Libya is a member of the United Nations (since 1955), the Non-Aligned Movement, the Arab League, the OIC and OPEC. The country’s official religion is Islam, with 96.6% of Libya’s population being Sunni Muslims.