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Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa, bordered by Mali to the northwest, Niger to the northeast, Benin to the southeast, Togo and Ghana to the south, and the Ivory Coast to the southwest.


Our standard dataset contains 533 entities connected with Burkina Faso. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Burkina Faso. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 420 entities identified as PEPs connected with Burkina Faso.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Prime Minister2--
transitional President1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agriculture, Animal, & Fishing1--
Minister of Communication, Culture, Arts, & Tourism1--
Minister of Digital Transition, Posts, & Electronic Communications1--
Minister of Economy, Finance, & Prospective1--
Minister of Environment, Energy, Water, & Sanitation1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs & Cooperation1--
Minister of Gender & Family1--
Minister of Health & Public Hygiene1--
Minister of Higher Education, Research, & Innovation1--
Minister of Industrial Development, Trade, Handicrafts, & Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises1--
Minister of Infrastructure & Opening Up the Interior1--
Minister of Justice, Human Rights, in Charge of Relations With Institutions, & Keeper of the Seals1--
Minister of Mines & Quarries1--
Minister of National Education, Literacy, & the Promotion of National Languages1--
Minister of National Solidarity & Humanitarian Action1--
Minister of Public Service, Labor, & Social Protection1--
Minister of Sports, Youth, & Employment1--
Minister of State & National Defense & Veterans1--
Minister of State at the Presidency1--
Minister of Territorial Admin. & Decentralization & Security1--
Minister of Transport, Urban Mobility, & Road Security1--
Minister of Urban Development, Land Affairs, & Housing1--
Minister-Del. to the Minister of Economy, Finance, & Forecasting in Charge of Budget1--
Minister-Del. to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Cooperation, & Burkinabe Abroad, in Charge of Cooperation1--
Minister-Del. to the Minister of National Defense & Veterans1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Assemblée Nationale-217101
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of Burkina Faso-1-
ambassador of Burkina Faso in Senegal--1
ambassador of Burkina Faso in South Africa--1
ambassador of Burkina Faso to France-1-
ambassador of Burkina Faso to the United States--1
ambassador of France to Burkina Faso-11
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--
United States Ambassador to Burkina Faso-1-

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso-115
President of Burkina Faso-82
Prime Minister of Burkina Faso-81
Minister of Finance of Burkina Faso-44
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Burkina Faso-71
Minister of Health of Burkino Faso-51
Minister of National Defence of Bukina Faso-41
president of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso-41
Minister of Territorial Administration of Bukina Faso-4-
Minister of Education of Burkina Faso-21
Minister of Gender and Family of Bukina Faso-3-
Minister of Industry and Commerce of Bukina Faso-3-
Minister of Infrastructure of Bukina Faso-3-
Minister for Social Cohesion and National Reconciliation-2-
Minister of Communication-2-
Minister of Digital Transition, Posts and Electronic Communications of Burkina Faso-11
Minister of Energy and Mines of Bukina Faso-2-
Minister of Public Service of Bukina Faso-11
Minister of Transport of Bukina Faso-2-
Minister of Urban Planning and Housing of Bukina Faso-2-
vice president of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso-1-

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...