COAT OF ARMS
Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic
Current President: Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
Population: 17,322,796 (2014)
Land Size: 274,200 sq km (105,900 sq miles)
Major Ethic Groups:
- Tue - Jun 13, 2017: French Soldier Given One-Year for Abusing Girl - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
[RFI] A French soldier found guilty of child sex abuse in Burkina Faso has been sentenced to a year in prison with another year suspended. As is usual in France with jail sentences of less than a year, he will not serve time unless he violates conditions set by the law.
- Thu - Jun 8, 2017: 'Family Issues' Push Footballer Bastos Out of Burkina Faso Clash - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
[ANGOP] Luanda -Family issues are at the base of the absence of Angolan international Bastos in the national soccer team, which Saturday in Ouagadougou play against Burkina Faso, for the opening round of group I to qualify for the next African Cup of Nations ) to be played in Cameroon in 2019.
- Mon - Jun 5, 2017: The European Union and the Sahel, Fact Sheet - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
[PR Newswire] Brussels -The EU supports the Sahel countries - Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger - in areas of shared interest such as security, migration, terrorism, the humanitarian response, resilience building and long-term development.