Burkina Faso



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Capital: Ouagadougou

Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Roch Marc Christian Kaboré


  • 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)

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


  • French (official)
  • Jula
  • Fulfulde
  • Moore



  • Sun - Jan 21, 2018: Congo Confirm Last Eight Spot - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
    [CAF] Second half goals from defender Carof Bakoua and substitute Kader Bidimbou inspired Congo to a 2-0 win over Burkina Faso on Saturday in Agadir and confirm their place at the knockout stage.
  • Wed - Jan 17, 2018: Angola and Burkina Faso Share Spoils in Group D Opener - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
    [CAF] Burkina Faso opened their campaign with an eventful goalless draw against Angola in their Group D opener in Agadir on Tuesday.
  • Tue - Jan 16, 2018: Soccer - Angolan Skipper Recognizes Tough Game Against Burkina Faso - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
    [ANGOP] Agadir -Despite recognizing the potential of Angola's next opponent at CHAN competition (Burkina Faso) the team?s skipper, Job, believes they will have a good performance.
  • Tue - Jan 16, 2018: IFC joins with Société Générale and BNP Paribas to Finance Cotton Campaign in Burkina Faso - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
    [PR Newswire] Paris -IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced the signing on Friday, January 12, 2018, of a ?65 million financing facility with Société Burkinabè des Fibres Textiles (SOFITEX) to finance the 2017-2018 cotton campaign in Burkina Faso. IFC will finance ?28.5 of the facility, while Société Générale will also provide ?28.5 million and BNP Paribas an additional ?10 million financing.
  • Mon - Jan 15, 2018: A Dozen Shades of Khaki - Counter-Insurgency Operations in the Sahel - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
    [IRIN] Dakar -The region has never been so militarised. Here's an overview of the international players in uniform.