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Burkina Faso

Blaise Compaoré

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


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Another domino falls to the military

It also houses the military prison which holds Gen Gilbert Diendéré the former right-hand man of ousted President Blaise Compaoré who was convicted of leading a coup attempt in 2015 (AC Vol 60 No 18 Putschists put away)...


Jihadist terror tops the agenda

The attack triggered the largest manifestation of public anger since October 2014 when then-President Blaise Compaoré's bid to stay in power ended in a popular uprising and his overthrow in a coup (AC Vol 55 No 22 The warning from Ouagadougou)...


Kaboré searches desperately for answers on security

Many attribute the insecurity to the dismantling of the intelligence network created by strongman President Blaise Compaoré deposed in a popular uprising in 2014 and the collapse of his regime's covert deals with militant Islamist leaders but that is academic now and Kaboré seems bereft of alternatives...


Warrant worries

Another Abidjan resident Blaise Compaoré Burkina Faso's former autocrat is wanted by the Burkinabè authorities but the Ivorians are in no hurry to send him to Ouagadougou (AC Vol 62 No 10 Sankara's ghost)...


Sankara's ghost

As President Roch Kaboré's government argues about the treatment of exiled former president Blaise Compaoré the military courts seem determined to throw the book at him...


Blaise plots comeback

Blaise Compaoré ousted by mass protests in 2014 after he sought a fifth term as president celebrated his 70th birthday on 3 February in his palatial villa in exile in Abidjan (AC Vol 55 No 22 Pressure mounts on Zida)...


Not so Roch solid

Of the other 12 candidates only two ended with double digit figures: Wend-Venem Eddie Komboïgo former President Blaise Compaoré's choice with 15...


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...


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