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: 17,322,796 (2014)

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

Major Ethic 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

  • Wed - Mar 22, 2017: Moses Out As 17 Eagles Arrive for Senegal, Burkina Faso - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
    [Daily Trust] No fewer than 17 of the 25 Super Eagles players invited for two top-drawer friendlies tomorrow and next Monday have arrived the team's Hotel Crowne Plaza Ealing camp in London and ready for the ties.
  • Wed - Mar 22, 2017: Visa Hitch for Super Eagles Stars Ahead Senegal, Burkina Faso Friendlies - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
    [Premium Times] The Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed that most of the players yet to arrive the London camp of the Super Eagles for the friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso are being delayed owing to visa issues.
  • Tue - Mar 21, 2017: Victor Moses Out of Senegal, Burkina Faso Friendlies - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
    [Premium Times] Chelsea star, Victor Moses, will be missing in action when the Super Eagles take on Senegal and Burkina Faso in friendly games in a few days' time in London.
  • Tue - Mar 21, 2017: Super Eagles Stars Arrive London for Senegal, Burkina Faso Friendlies - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
    [Premium Times] Invited Super Eagles players for the friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso are already arriving in their numbers at the London camp of the national team.
  • Fri - Mar 3, 2017: Focus On Women's Films in Burkina Faso - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
    [Deutsche Welle] Images of women abound on the placards for the Fespaco Film Festival in Ouagadougou. Sometimes smiling. Sometimes recoiling in horror at rape, abuse and disillusionment.