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gal·van·ic

(gal-van'ik),
Pertaining to galvanism.
Synonym(s): voltaic
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voltaic

(vŏl-tā′ĭk)
Concerning electricity produced by a battery.
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Celebrating a year in power, the Sankara government changed the country's name from Upper Volta to Burkina Faso, which roughly translates to the "Land of upright people" in the Moore and Dioula languages.
Another such association was the Cercle d'Activites Litteraires et Artistiques de Haute-Volta (CALAHV, Club of Literary and Artistic Activities in Upper Volta) created in 1966, and which, considering its various activities, may be regarded as a surrogate of the Ministry of Culture.
This was followed by a series of tours as government veterinary surgeon in The Sudan, Cote d'Ivoire, Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso), and Mauritania.
WHEN THE SOVIET EMpire was at its zenith, a common joke among Sovietologists was that however mighty and imperial the Soviets seemed, at its heart the USSR's economy was so feeble that it was little more than "Upper Volta with rockets."
A crack about the Soviet Union as "Upper Volta with missiles," for example, amuses on the first mention but not on the fourth.
But it wasn't until March 1971 that she was assigned to Upper Volta (renamed Burkina Faso in 1985), where she worked as a social worker, teaching maternal and child care, relying on her high school French.
The enemy was really nothing more than Upper Volta with rockets-and not many rockets at that.
Epstein and colleagues at the Food and Drug Administration reported finding AIDS-specific antibodies in two of 544 blood samples collected in Upper Volta in 1963--10 years earlier than previously reported Ugandan samples (SN: 3/16/85, p.
It is necessary to choose." Those excellent sentiments were expressed by Thomas Sankara, chair of the National Council of the Revolution and President of Burkina Faso (formerly known as Upper Volta), in the course of an interesting interview given to Ernest Harsch in Quagadougou and published in Intercontinental Press on April 29, which is available biweekly from 410 West Street, New York, NY 10014.
It includes four links--between Ghana and Upper Volta, Benin and Upper Volta, Nigeria and Niger, and Mali and the Ivory Coast.
President Thomas Sankara, the young, energetic and charismatic leader of what was then known as Upper Volta, officially renamed the country Burkina Faso on 4th August 1984.
Known in colonial times as Upper Volta, the landlocked country became independent from France in 1960 and its name was changed to Burkina Faso ("the land of upright men") in 1984.--AFP R.Z.

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