COAT OF ARMS
Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic
Current President: Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
Population: 20,107,509 (2017)
Land Size: 274,200 sq km (105,900 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Fri - Dec 7, 2018: EU, France Step Up Security, Development Aid for G5 Sahel - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
[Deutsche Welle] The EU and France have increased their financial support for projects in the five Sahel states which sit on the southern rim of Africa's Sahara desert. Terrorism and lawlessness have blighted the region for years.
- Fri - Nov 30, 2018: Three subsidiaries of Pan-African banking group Oragroup win The Banker "Bank of the year award" - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
[35°N] The three subsidiaries of the Oragroup Banking Group, in Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo won the award for best bank in their respective countries. This award is presented by The Banker magazine, a publication of the Financial Times group.
- Fri - Nov 30, 2018: Nigerian Power Firm to Sell Electricity to Burkina Faso - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
[Premium Times] Indications emerged on Thursday that Nigeria is preparing to sell its "stranded electricity" to Burkina Faso, as the nation's power industry continues to battle challenges.
- Fri - Nov 30, 2018: Nigeria Plans Selling Electricity to Burkina Faso - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
[Guardian] Nigeria is planning to supply electricity to Burkina Faso, a West African country, amid cries of acute power deficit by Nigerians.
- Sat - Nov 24, 2018: In Burkina Faso, a Local Drive to Educate Children Fleeing Extremist Violence - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
[IRIN] When nine-year-old twins Jan and Jannick started their new school term at the beginning of October, they admitted that for the first time in years they weren't scared to attend class.