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 - Sep 20, 2017: Global Fund Board Approves Transfer of Funds Within the 2014-2016 Allocation to Burkina Faso - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
    [GFO] The Global Fund Board has approved the transfer of ? 2.6 million from within the 2014-2016 allocation to Burkina Faso. The funds are being transferred from a TB/HIV grant and an RSSH grant, where they were projected to remain unused, to a malaria grant (BFA-M-PADS) to cover a significant gap that has materialized in the malaria program. The Board was acting on a recommendation from its Grant Approvals Committee (GAC).
  • Wed - Aug 30, 2017: Cisse Unveils Squad for Burkina Faso Double - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
    [CAF] Senegal coach Aliou Cisse has announced a 26-man squad for next month's 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifier double-header against Burkina Faso.
  • Tue - Aug 29, 2017: President Sirleaf Consoles Burkina Faso Following the Death of the President of the National Assembly, Mr Salifou Diallo - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
    [The Capitol Times] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a Message of Condolence to her Burkinabe counterpart, Mr. Roch Marc Christian Kabore, President of the Republic of Burkina Faso, following the passing of the President of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso, Mr. Salifou Diallo in Paris, France, on Saturday, August 19, 2017.
  • Mon - Aug 28, 2017: Ellen Consoles Burkina Faso - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
    [NEWS] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of condolence to her Burkinabe counterpart, President Roch Marc Christian Kabore following the passing of the President of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso, Salifou Diallo in Paris, France, on Saturday, August 19, 2017.
  • Mon - Aug 28, 2017: Pres. Sirleaf Consoles Burkina Faso - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
    [New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a Message of Condolence to her Burkinabe counterpart, President Roch Marc Christian Kabore, following the passing of the President of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso, Mr. Salifou Diallo in Paris, France, on Saturday, August 19, 2017.