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Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

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

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Waiting in the wings

François Compaoré, the President's brother, and a lawyer named Sankara (but no relation) are just some of the applicants queuing for the top job

P>After President Blaise Compaoré and Prime Minister Tertius Zongo, Burkina Faso's most senior politician is Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, National Assembly Speaker and...


Diplomacy still has dollars for some

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou’s desire to put an end to ‘dollar diplomacy’ has been put to the test by his counterparts in Burkina Faso and Gambia.

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou’s desire to put an end to ‘dollar diplomacy’ (AAC Vol 1 No 11) has been put to the test by his counterparts in Burkina Faso and Gambia. On a diplom...


Five years

The election was not democratic but the President's allies go on backing him

After 18 years in charge of one of the world's poorest countries, President Blaise Compaoré has won five more, with a declared 80.35 per cent of the vote. His closest rival,...


Disbelief suspended

The big question about the presidential election on 13 November was the size of victory that incumbent Blaise Compaoré, 54, would choose to declare. In 1998, he won with 87....


Blaise wins again

Both the President and the opposition seem to be aiming for respectability

President Blaise Compaoré has a remarkable ability to cause tremendous trouble for his neighbours and still come up smelling of roses. Despite all his years of support for L...


106 Executions

Trigger-happy President Blaise Compaoré's human rights embarrassments have gone from bad to worse with an assault on 6 February from Amnesty International over 106 extrajudi...


On Blaise's trail

Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaoré is the latest in a series of African leaders on overseas visits to be harried by human rights organisations. He spent mid-October in...


Stuck in the sand

President Blaise Compaoré has changed his government but not his problems

On 6 November, a new prime minister, Ernest Yonli, took over from the respected but hamstrung technocrat Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo. His first big difficult...


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