Burkina Faso...such an enigmatic country. Up until 1984 it was known as The Republic Of Upper Volta. Then it was renamed into the current meaning 'the land of upright people'. The capital is Ouagadougou (I always found this name cool!) where the 2nd postcard is from - upper left photo shows the Grande Mosque, and the down-right one the cathedral.
This postcard was sent on the 4th of February, 2008. A very cool stamp with traditional BF hat.