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Juliette Bonkoungou ("Bonkougou", "Excellency")

At present time Bonkougou is the only African ambassador in Canada. She is one of the most prominent women of the continent in the sphere of women’s rights and children, labour law, social maintenance and also state administration.


  • Juliette Bonkoungou was born in Yameogo in Koudougou, Burkina Faso on 14 May 1954 . Her father, Mr. Joseph Yameogo served as a policeman in the town of Bobo Dioulasso for two years and then returned to his hometown, Koudougou, where he also worked as a police officer. Her mother was Madeleine Yameogo. She met her husband Pascal Bonkoungou in 1981 in France while both were studying there. Her husband is a doctor specializing in diseases of the stomach and abdomen. They have a daughter and two sons.

  • Education

    • After earning a master's degree in private law and a DEA * 1, she graduated with honors from the International School of Magistrates of Paris, followed by a third cycle diploma of business school and the Business Administration from Bordeaux in France. After her taking master’s degree she in private law and DEA * 1, she graduated from the International School of Paris, then folowed by a third cycle diploma Business School and Business Administration from Bordeaux in France


    • Julie as she is called emotionally by burkinabeis is known for her straightness, achievements and her realism.

      She carried out great reforms in Burkina Faso : Restructuring of the Economic and Social Council of Burkina-Strategic Plan to fight against poverty (UN) - Women and Development (Burkina Faso) - Promotion of private investment, Public Administration (UN-1993) - Taxation and expenditure procedures of the State of Burkina Faso - The general status of the public service and the role of the state (Burkina Faso) - Civil society, good gouvernment and development.

    Major achievements

    • she is the host of the next Francophony Summit in November 2004, French general meeting under the banner of sustainable development. Madame Juliette Bonkoungou is working actilvely on this issue with a team of 15 people in the Chancellery, political authorities here, with Canadian citizens and non-governmental organization.


    Madame Juliette Bonkoungou was an influential member of the first wave of women lawyers in Burkina Faso and throughout the African sub- region. She became one of the founding members of the Assosiation of Women Lawyers of Burkina Faso.


    • Assosiation of Women Lawyers of Burkina Faso , Burkina Faso



    Philosophers & Thinkers : Aristotle, Friedrich Nietzshe

    Sport & Clubs: tennis, volleyball

    Reading, cinema, opera , animals

    Music & Bands: classic, opera

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    Born May 14, 1954
    (age 61)
    • 1984 - 1987
      judge, Ouagadougou Palace of Justice
      Burkina Faso
    • 1987 - 1988
      director general of the National Television of Burkina Faso, National Television of Burkina Faso
      Burkina Faso
    • 1989
      minister, Minister of Public Administration Modernisation and Institutional Developm
    • 1990 - 2000
      Judgetary general ministry of equipment Government Burkina Faso
      Burkina Faso
    • 1997 - 2002
      member, Member of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso
      Burkina Faso
    • 1997 - 2003
      president; social council, President of the Economic and Social Council
    • 2000 - 2000
      Institute of Business Administration
    • 2000 - 2000
      technical advisor, to president of Faso
      Burkina Faso
    • 2000 - 2000
      secretary, of state for housing and urban affairs
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