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The Encyclopedia Britannica has written a detailed description of Burkina Faso. It touches on their economy, land, relief drainage and soil, climate, plant and animal life, religion, demographics, settlement patterns, Agriculture, and more. You can learn more here.


Held in Ouagadougou and Bobo, the Jazz Festival of Burkina Faso features some of the biggest names in music on the continent. It features both old and new music genres and artistes. It is marked by performances from established names, as well as rising stars. Get to know more about it.


In addition to Ramadan and the Feast of Eid al Ftir, Muslims of Burkina Faso also celebrate the Tabaski Festival, which involves sacrificing a ram. Traditionally, fathers of the house are tasked to purchase, slaughter and prepare the animal, while the women cook rice and sweet drinks. The date is dictated by the lunar calendar. Learn more about this.


World Atlas lists famous people from Burkina Faso. People listed are almost always native to Burkina Faso. They do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


Held in various countries throughout Africa, FESPACO or the Panafrican Film Festival celebrates film and filmmakers screening their best work and builds stronger connections and relationships between industry professionals. FESPACO attracts participants from all over Africa and beyond. The top prize is the prestigious Etalon de Yennenga award, which honors the best national film to showcase “Africa’s realities.” Learn more…