Investing in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso Investment Opportunities

Burkina Faso, the country of upright peope, is strategically located in the heart of Africa. Burkina Faso is inviting investors from all over the world to come and discover a hardworking and resolute nation. Visit

As the headquarters of WAEMU (West African Economic and Monetary Union), Burkina Faso is committed and poised for economic breakthrough.  Most notably Burkina Faso is…

  • Among the top 10 countries with improved economy according to the World Bank
  • A liberalized economy with free moving people, goods and captial
  • Strategically positioned with regional integration allowing access to a broad and growing market

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Cultural & Tourism in Burkina Faso

Culture and handicrafts are major contributors to the development of travel and tourism in Burkina Faso. The country has a strong tradition of modern arts and crafts, such as woodcarvings, jewelery and pottery. Artists and tourists from around the world are also drawn to the Burkinabé cultural festivals, such as FESPACO (Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou), SIAO (International Art & Craft Fair) and FESTIMA (International Arts and Masks Festival). Visitors are also attracted to cultural and tourist sites, such as the Ruins of Loropeni and Laongo, the village of granite sculpture.

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Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)

On Tuesday, 02 August 2016, during a six-week stay for a leadership internship in the United States of America under the Mandela Washington Followship Program for Young African Leaders, fifteen (15) Burkinabe participants out of the 1,000 young people selected in 2016, , met with the authorities of the Embassy of Burkina Faso in Washington, DC.

The meeting was an opportunity for the fifteen young Burkinabe leaders to exchange views with the Second Counselor of the Embassy, ​​Mr Armand TIEMTORE, who for the occasion was assisted by collaborators, members of the Burkinabe community, as well as certain representatives the new office of the Burkinabe Association of Washington, DC and its Region (ABURWA).

Mr. TIEMTORE expressed the satisfaction of the authorities of Burkina Faso and of the Embassy that each year the participation of the young people is increasing in number in this training program with the American government in favor of African youth. He therefore invited the young Burkinabè to capitalize on the knowledge acquired during their stay in order to make it available to the other young people of Burkina Faso.