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Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Population: 18.64 mn.
GDP: $11.69 bn.
Debt: $2.82 bn.

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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...


General's quarters

The government has revoked the appointment of the former transitional Prime Minister, General Yacouba Isaac Zida, as Ambassador to the United States over corruption allegations. A ...


The long arm of Al Qaida

Last month's bombings in Ouagadougou could signal a much bigger campaign of attacks in Africa

Al Qaida's military-security chief Seif el Adel is suspected by Western security experts of having played a key role in the bombing of the Splendid Hotel and the Café Cappuc...


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