Burkina Faso

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INFORMATION

Capital: Ouagadougou

Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

Economy:

  • Landlocked country that relies heavily on cotton and gold exports for revenue.
  • About 90% of the population is engaged in subsistence agriculture.
  • Cotton is the main cash crop.
  • By 2010, gold had become the main source of export revenue.

Population: 19,742,715 (2018)

Land Size: 274,200 sq km (105,900 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Mossi: > 40%
  • Other: ~ 60% (includes Gurunsi, Senufo, Lobi, Bobo, Mande, and Fulani)
Religions:

  • Muslim: 60%
  • Catholic: 19%
  • Animist: 15.3%
  • Protestant: 4.2%
  • Other: 0.6%
  • None: 0.4%

Language(s):

  • French (official)
  • Jula
  • Fulfulde
  • Moore

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RECENT NEWS

  • Thu - Apr 18, 2019: Spreading Violence Triggers 'Unprecedented' Crisis - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
    [The New Humanitarian] Foube/Burkina Faso -'The country has never had to deal with such massive displacement'
  • Wed - Apr 17, 2019: Wafu Cup - Super Falcons Up Against Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
    [Vanguard] African champions Nigeria will contend with Burkina Faso, Niger Republic and Mali in the group phase of this year's WAFU B Women's Tournament taking place in Abidjan, 8th - 18th May. They will play in Group B.
  • Wed - Apr 10, 2019: New UN, U.S., Burkina Ambassadors Present Diplomatic Credentials to President Barrow - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
    [Foroyaa] State House, Banjul, 9th April 2019 - The Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in The Gambia, who is the representative of the Secretary General of the UN, along with the diplomatic envoys of the United States and Burkina Faso on Monday presented their Letters of Credence to His Excellency, President Adama Barrow at a colourful ceremony at the State House in Banjul.
  • Wed - Mar 27, 2019: China, Burkina Faso to Strengthen Parliamentary Exchanges - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
    [Focac] Beijing -China and Burkina Faso on Tuesday agreed to enhance parliamentary exchanges.