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Burkina Faso

Blaise Compaoré

Date of Birth: 3/2/1951
Place of Birth: Ouagadougou


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The politics of counter-terror

Heavy salvos can be expected from Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo a former ECOWAS Commission leader who served as Prime Minister in one of ex-President Blaise Compaoré's cabinets...


Backs to the wall

The Koglwéogo were created by local communities after the ousting of President Blaise Compaoré in 2014 to fight banditry...

The Régiment de sécurité présidentielle (RSP) used to be the elite army unit but it was mainly a presidential guard for President Blaise Compaoré and had to be disbanded after Colonel Gilbert Diendéré led it in the attempted coup of 2015 (AC Vol 56 No 19 The people take on the putschists)...


Putschists put away

The leader of former President Blaise Compaoré's now-disbanded Praetorian Guard the Régiment de sécurité présidentielle (RSP) General Gilbert Diendéré got 20 years for 'attacking state security'...


Gag on security reporting

The new code they say will also have a chilling effect on the kind of investigative journalism that made the late Norbert Zongo killed by the clan surrounding former President Blaise Compaoré a national hero and forged Burkina Faso's high reputation for reporting in Francophone Africa (AC Vol 40 No 20 Whodunit...


Between Blaise and jihad

So much uncertainty reigns that the despised dictator Blaise Compaoré chased out of the country by mass protests only five years ago is offering himself as a mediator in its travails (AC Vol 55 No 22 The warning from Ouagadougou)...


Condé bids for third term

There is also a Balay citoyen in Guinea named after the group that chased out Burkina Faso's Blaise Compaoré in October 2014...


Attacks spur ethnic violence

Two days later he appointed 71-year-old Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré an old hand under former president Blaise Compaoré as Prime Minister...


Frankly undermined

But after long-term leader Blaise Compaoré was overthrown in 2014 the new government halted Timis's export licence citing concerns around a $10 mn...


New jihadist alliance strikes

Most eyes were on the alleged – reportedly reluctant – coup leader General Gilbert Diendéré the military pillar of the government of ex-President Blaise Compaoré deposed in a popular uprising in October 2014...

Diendéré led Blaise Compaoré's elite Régiment de sécurité présidentielle (RSP) presidential guard which doubled as a link between the Burkinabè ruling elite and various armed groups in West Africa including Charles Taylor's National Patriotic Front of Liberia Guillaume Soro's Forces nouvelles in Côte d'Ivoire and Sahelian groupings ranging from bands of smugglers and kidnappers to jihadists...

They may serve to warn the current government which is run by two of Blaise Compaoré's former friends – President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré and Simon Compaoré now Minister of State at the Presidency – not to take this justice business too far...

Nobody argues any longer that Blaise Compaoré guaranteed law and order and longs for his return (AC Vol 58 No 19 Own goal in Ouaga...


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