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: 20,835,401 (2020)

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

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Mossi: 52%
  • Other: 48% (includes Gurunsi, Senufo, Lobi, Bobo, Mande, and Fulani)

  • Muslim: 61.5%
  • Catholic: 23.3%
  • Animist: 7.8%
  • Protestant: 6.5%
  • Other: 0.2%
  • None: 0.7%


  • French (official)
  • Jula
  • Fulfulde
  • Moore



  • Mon - Feb 22, 2021: Late Winner Confirms Burkina Faso Top Spot, Namibia Eliminated - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
    [CAF] Substitute Kouame Botue scored a 90th minute header to give Burkina Faso a hard fought 1-0 victory over Namibia on Sunday to progress to the quarter finals of the Total Africa U-20 Cup of Nations as Group B winners.
  • Mon - Feb 22, 2021: Burkina Faso V Namibia - Next Round Ambitions Drive Both Sides - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
    [CAF] Burkina Faso takes on Namibia when the curtain draws on Group B of the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations, Mauritania 2021 at Cheikha Ould Boidiya Stadium in Nouakchott on Sunday.
  • Fri - Feb 19, 2021: Clinical Burkina Faso See Off Central African Republic in a Thriller - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
    [CAF] Burkina Faso came from behind to beat the Central African Republic 3-1 at Cheikh Ould Boidiya Stadium to increase their chances of making the quarter finals of the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.
  • Tue - Feb 16, 2021: Burkina Faso, Tunisia Play to Stalemate in Group B Opener - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
    [CAF] Debutants Tunisia played out to a barren draw with Burkina Faso in their Total Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group B opener staged at the Stade Cheikha Ould Boidiya in Nouakchott on Monday.
  • Mon - Feb 15, 2021: N'djamena Summit Should Redefine France-Sahel Cooperation - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
    [ISS] Operation Barkhane has never been this unpopular. A poll conducted in early January 2021 by the French Institute of Public Opinion (IFOP) revealed that 51% of France's population no longer support the military intervention in the Sahel. This is the lowest backing it's had since it started eight years ago.