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Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Population: 19.19 mn.
GDP: $12.87 bn.
Debt: $3.12 bn.

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Adieu à Françafrique

The investigation of Vincent Bolloré highlights how the old business networks are losing influence in French former colonies

When the French billionaire industrialist Vincent Bolloré was placed under formal investigation by Paris prosecutors on suspicion of bribing foreign officials in Africa, commentato...


New jihadist alliance strikes

The Islamist attack on the French embassy and military HQ in Ouagadougou left many asking questions about poor security

The 2 March terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou left the wall outside the French embassy riddled with bullet holes, partly wrecked the building of the État-major général des armées (E...


Splits and fusions

A weak President and gaffe-prone ministers seem ill-equipped to tackle pressing issues of regional instability and economic stagnation

Security minister Simon Compaoré's latest performance was anything but impressive. He was filmed, late one October night, brandishing a Kalashnikov in the house of Ladji Coulibaly,...


Macron woos Ouaga

Youth, employment, migration, terrorism: President Emmanuel Macron of France hit all the right buttons during his speech at the University of Ouagadougou, where he showed his youth...


Own goal in Ouaga?

Responsibility for the August atrocity in Ouagadougou remains unclaimed. Jihadists may have hit the wrong target

The assault on the Aziz Istanbul restaurant on 13 August which claimed 20 lives remains shrouded in confusion. A Special Forces detachment, the Unité spéciale d'intervention de la ...


More progress, less movement

The governing party is disappointing many with its response to mounting insecurity in the north

There was an air of festive predictability about the Second National Congress of the governing Mouvement du peuple pour le progrès, held in Ouagadougou on 10-12 March. Among...


Old guards try new uniforms

The country's new leaders are showing a lack of zeal in prosecuting historic crimes while trying to compromise judicial independence

Six months into the presidency of Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, frustration is mounting with a government that appears to have no idea how to pull the country out of its post-transit...


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