COAT OF ARMS
Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic
Current President: Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
Population: 19,742,715 (2018)
Land Size: 274,200 sq km (105,900 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Wed - Apr 8, 2020: Security Personnel Round Up 107 Intruders From Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
[Ghanaian Times] About 107 foreign nationals who entered the country illegally have been arrested by security personnel stationed in the Upper West and Ashanti Regions respectively.
- Tue - Apr 7, 2020: Terror Chases Thousands From Homes - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
[CAJ News] Ouagadougou -VIOLENCE across the Sahel region has displaced more than 8 000 civilians from their homes in Burkina Faso since the beginning of the year.
- Mon - Apr 6, 2020: Escalating Violence Drives Thousands of Malian Refugees to Return Home - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency reports escalating violence in Burkina Faso is driving thousands of Malian refugees to leave their camps and return to the war-torn homes they fled in search of safety.
- Fri - Apr 3, 2020: Food Insecurity Levels in Sahel 'Spiralling Out of Control' - WFP - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
[UN News] Food insecurity levels in the Sahel region are "spiralling out of control", the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday, as it expressed concerns about the potential impact on humanitarian supply chains because of restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Tue - Mar 31, 2020: Coronavirus Cases Rise - But Conflict Has Closed Healthcare Centres - AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso
[The New Humanitarian] Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso -'Armed violence has weakened the health system in dramatic proportions.'