President of Burkina Faso


Michel Kafando

Date of Birth: 18 August 1942
Birth Place: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Political Party: Independent
Arrival in Power: 18 November 2014
Religion: NA
Profession: Diplomat, Politician

Biography:


Michel Kafando was born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in 1942. Michel Kafando is the current President of Burkina Faso. Michel Kafando studied at the University of Bordeaux and also the Graduate Institute of International Studies.

Michel Kafando served as Burkina Faso's Foreign Minister in the 1980's and has served as Burkina Faso's representative to the United Nations on multiple occasions.

Michel Kafando was appointed as the President of Burkina Faso in November 2014 following the resignation of Blaise Campaore after massive protests.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Kafando

Updated on: January 22nd, 2015

Prime Minister of Burkina Faso


Yacouba Isaac Zida

Date of Birth: 1965
Birth Place: Burkina Faso
Political Party: Independent
Arrival in Power: 19 November 2014
Religion: NA
Profession: Military

Biography:


Yacouba Isaac Zida was born in Burkina Faso, in 1965. Yacouba Isaac Zida is the current Prime Minister of Burkina Faso. Yacouba Isaac Zida studied at the University of Lyon in France.

Yacouba Isaac Zida became the Prime Minister of Burkina Faso following the popular protests that forced former President Blaise Campaore to resign.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yacouba_Isaac_Zida

Updated on: January 22nd, 2015

Former President of Burkina Faso


President Blaise Compaore of Burkina FasoBlaise Compaore

Date of Birth: 3 February 1951
Birth Place: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Political Party: Congress for Democracy and Progress
Arrival in Power: 15 October 1987
Religion: Roman Catholic
Profession: Politician

Biography:


Blaise Compaore was born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in 1951.
Blaise Compaore was the President of Burkina Faso, and first came to the post in 1987. Blaise Campaore came through power thanks to a coup against Thomas Sankara, he had been in power until 2014. Blaise Compaore was elected in an election for the first time in 1991, he was then re-elected in 1998 and 2005.

Blaise Compaore resigned as the President of Burkina Faso following popular protests in October 2014. Blaise Compaore reportedly fled to the Cote d'Ivoire.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaise_Compaor%C3%A9

Updated on: January 22nd, 2015

Former Prime Minister of Burkina Faso


Luc-Adolphe Tiao

Date of Birth: 4 June 1954
Birth Place: Tenkodogo, Burkina Faso
Political Party: Congress for Democracy and Progress
Arrival in Power: 18 April 2011
Religion: NA
Profession: NA

Biography:


Luc-Adolphe Tiao was born in Tenkodogo, Burkina Faso, in 1954. He is the current Prime Minister of Burkina Faso. Before becoming Prime Minister in 2011, he served as Burkina Faso's ambassador to France.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luc-Adolphe_Tiao

Updated on: August 4th, 2013

Former Prime Minister of Burkina Faso


Tertius ZongoTertius Zongo

Date of Birth: 18 May 1957
Birth Place: Koudougou, Burkina Faso
Political Party: Congress for Democracy and Progress
Arrival in Power: 11 June 2007
Religion: NA
Profession: NA

Biography:


Tertius Zongo was born in Koudougou, Burkina Faso, in 1957. He is the current Prime Minister of Burkina Faso and took office in 2007. His education includes a Master's degree in economics. Before becoming prime minister he held several high level posts in the government of Burkina Faso, notably in the finance and economic departments.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tertius_Zongo

Updated on: August 4th, 2013