Burkina Faso - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   Economist Paul Kaba Theiba has been named PM of which nation on 7th January 2016?

a. Liberia
b. Nigeria
c. Ethiopia
d. Burkina Faso
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Burkina Faso

Economist Paul Kaba Thieba has been named the PM of Burkina Faso on 7th January 2016 by president Roch Marc Christian Kabore. Announcement was made after the president was sworn in as the new first leader of the country in three decades following the election in November 2015.

2)   Who has been elected as the new president of Burkina Faso on 1st December 2015?

a. R. M. C. Kabore
b. Roch March Christian Kabore
c. Both a and b are the same
d. Z. Diabre
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Both a and b are the same

The preliminary results of the Burkina Faso election provided Roch March Christian Kabore with an outright win. He is the winner of the freest election since this West African country won independence from France in 1960, dedicated his victory to those who died overthrowing strongman Blaise Compaore last year and during a failed military coup in September. Kabore avoided a runoff by winning 53 percent of the vote. Second closest contender Diabre had nearly 30 percent of the vote, according to preliminary results. Fourteen candidates took part in presidential elections.

3)   A coup has taken place before elections in which West African country on 17th September 2015?

a. Benin
b. Burkina Faso
c. Gambia
d. Ghana
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso’s military announced through the airwaves that it now controls the nation, confirming a coup weeks before the election. Statement said transitional government was dissolved and interim president had lost his powers. Coup leaders identified themselves as National Council for Democract and communique read by Lt Col Mamadou Bamba Bamba on 17th September announced the beginning of a “coherent, fair and equitable process'' that would lead to inclusive elections. This coup is in violation of the constitution of the West African nation.