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Foreign Trade in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso (Business) Bobo-Dioulasso, Banfora, Dédougou, Tenkodogo, Ouagadougou

  1. Burkina Faso is an African landlocked country
  2. Burkinabe population: 16 million inhabitants
    1. Burkinabe Population density: 73.28 inhabitants/km²
    2. Burkinabe Human Development Index: 0.402 (2015)
    3. In Burkina Faso there are more than sixty ethnic groups.
    4. Main ethnicities: Mossi (40% of the Burkinabe), Gurunsi, Senufo, Lobi, Bobo and Fula.
      1. Art exhibition “The Lobi. The complexity behind simplicity”
    5. King of the Mossi: Mogho Naba
  3. Burkinabe capital: Ouagadougou
    1. Second largest city: Bobo-Dioulasso
    2. Other Burkinabe cities: Banfora, Dédougou, Tenkodogo, Koudougou, Kaya, Fada N'Gourma, Ouahigouya, Manga, Dori, Gaoua
  4. Regions (13) and provinces (45) of Burkina Faso: Boucle du Mouhoun, Cascades, Centre (Ouaga), Centre-East, North-Centre, West-Centre, South-Centre, East, High-Basins, North, Plateau-Central, Sahel, South-West
  5. Borders of Burkina Faso: Benin, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Togo

Mogho Naba (King of the Mossi, Burkina Faso)
Mogho Naba (King of the Mossi), Source: AFP

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The Burkinabe Historian Joseph Ki-Zerbo: one of the greatest African sages
Dr Joseph Ki-Zerbo (In Africa the story was born)

  1. Region: West Africa (West African Economic Area)
    1. Burkina Faso: the country of the Upright Men
    2. Burkinabe Students
  2. Burkina Faso Belongs to the African Civilisation
    1. One of the greatest intellectuals of the African Civilisation, Joseph Ki-Zerbo, was born in Burkina Faso

Salamata Micheline ILBOUDO/DIALLO

Salamata Micheline ILBOUDO/DIALLO, Burkina Faso (Professor, EENI Business School)

  1. Local languages: Moore, Fulfulde, Dyula
    1. Official language of Burkina Faso: French
  2. Time zone of Burkina Faso: UTC +0
  3. Code top-level domain of Burkina Faso: .bf
  4. Calling code of Burkina Faso: 226
  5. Burkina Faso obtained its Independence from France in 1960
  6. Burkina was called the Republic of Upper Volta until August 4, 1984
  7. Climate of Burkina Faso: tropical Sudanese-Sahelian type
  8. Area of Burkina Faso: 274,200 km²

Coat of arms of Burkina Faso

Coat of arms of Burkina Faso

Official motto of Burkina Faso: "Unity, Progress, Justice"

Hyena Mask of Gurunsi, Burkina Faso (Source: Jesús Arjona Muñoz, African Art Exhibition: “The Animal, A Sacred Symbol”)
Hyena Mask of the Gurunsi, Burkina Faso

Religions of Burkina Faso.

Burkina Faso is an interreligious country: Islam (65% of the Burkinabe population), Christianity (Catholicism) and the African Traditional Religions coexist peacefully.

Students of the Master in International Trade (Burkina Faso)
Students of the Master in International Business in Burkina Faso

Economy of Burkina Faso

Business in Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Burkinabe Economy: cotton, gold. Foreign Trade

  1. The objective of the Government of Faso is to become a economic development centre in West Africa
  2. Burkinabe GDP growth: 7%
  3. Most dynamic sectors of Burkina Faso: trade, agriculture (cotton), and mining (gold)
  4. GDP of Burkina Faso: agriculture (35%), industry (23%) and services (42%)
  5. Currency of Burkina Faso: CFA Franc of West Africa
  6. 90% of the Burkinabe people work in agriculture
  7. Main exports of Burkina Faso: cotton and gold (68%). Other exports: walnut, livestock, sesame, legumes and fruits (mangoes)
  8. Most important trade shows in Burkina:
    1. International Handicrafts Fair of Ouagadougou (SIAO)
    2. International Exhibition of Mines, Energy and Quarries (SEMICA)
    3. Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou
    4. International Tourism and Hospitality Fair of Ouagadougou (SITHO)

Transport and Logistics in Burkina Faso

  1. Benin-Niger-Burkina Faso-Ivory Coast Railway Loop
  2. Cotonou-Burkina Faso Highway
  3. Access to the Autonomous Port of Cotonou, Abidjan and Lomé for the Burkinabe exports
  4. Access to the Dakar-Lagos Corridor

Motorcycles in Burkina Faso

In Burkina are the headquarters of several African institutions:

  1. African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education (CAMES)
  2. West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)

Trade Organisations (Burkina Faso)

  1. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  2. West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
  3. U.S.-WAEMU Agreement
  4. Niger Basin Authority
  5. OHADA
  6. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  7. G5 Sahel

Burkinabe Students (Business, Trade)

  1. African Union
  3. Economic Commission for Africa
  4. African Development Bank

Some companies of Burkina Faso:

  1. Company of Industrial Transformation of Cashew (Sotria), created by Mrs. Minata Kone (Banfora)
  2. Burkinabe Textile fibres Society (SOFITEX)
  3. New Sugar Company of the Comoé (SOFITEX group)
  4. Brakina (Burkinabe beer)
  5. New company of oil and soap
  6. Sofib-savonnerie (Company of industrial manufacturing Barro)
  7. National Society of Packaging of Burkina (SONACEB)
  8. Winner industry (batteries)
  9. Faso Industrial Society (SIFA)
  10. African Society of Phytosanitary Products and Insecticides (Saphyto)

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