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Burkina Faso

Blaise Compaoré

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


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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...


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...


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