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Tambao, French airlines, Bobo-Dioulasso, Air Burkina, national airline

A railroad links Ouagadougou to Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, and current development plans call for it to be extended north to rich manganese ores at Tambao and the Mali border. The country has 12,506 km (7,771 mi) of roads, of which about one-tenth are paved, although a major improvement program has been announced. Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso are served regularly by French airlines. The national airline is Air Burkina. A government-owned television service provides transmissions six days a week, seen in both Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso. Radio broadcasts are made in French and 13 African languages. The nation has 4 daily newspapers.



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