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Burkina Faso

Blaise Compaoré

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


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No funeral for Françafrique

Yet no current leader - Presidents Laurent Gbagbo Paul Biya Blaise Compaoré or Denis Sassou-Nguesso - can fulfil the role pioneered by Côte d'Ivoire's President Félix Houphouët-Boigny and continued by the 'Grand Camarade'...


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Brothers and enemies

Gabon's President Omar Bongo Ondimba Burkinabè President Blaise Compaoré and Libya's Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi tried to mediate but failed...


Words like freedom

In Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou a public commemoration takes place every December for the journalist Norbert Zongo who was killed while investigating criminal allegations against President Blaise Compaoré's brother...


Aller-retour

Burkina is opening a consulate in Malabo soon and in November President Blaise Compaoré visited his colleague Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and tried to persuade him to grant short-term visas to migrant workers...


A brutal family business

As Ouagadougou greets its guests at this year's long-established Pan-African film festival the 21st Festival Panafricain du Cinéma (FESPACO) President Blaise Compaoré is getting ready for his re-election in November next year (AC Vol 46 No 24) two decades after the murder of Thomas Sankara...

Taylor's shadow Western donors think well of Burkinabè President Blaise Compaoré...

Voicing support for Ouédraogo were several businessmen known to back the President's fund-raising group the Fédération Associative pour la Paix et le Progrès avec Blaise Compaoré (Associated Federation for Peace and Progress with Blaise Compaoré Fedap-BC)...


Waiting in the wings

After President Blaise Compaoré and Prime Minister Tertius Zongo Burkina Faso's most senior politician is Roch Marc Christian Kaboré National Assembly Speaker and Chairman of the National Executive of the ruling Congrès pour la Démocratie et le Progrès...

In early February he called for party unity while denying what everyone in Ouagadougou knows – that the CDP is at odds with the Fédération Associative pour la Paix et le Progrès avec Blaise Compaoré led by the President's younger brother François Compaoré who is like Kaboré in his 50s...

He and Blaise Compaoré were close long before the bloody coup of October 1987 when Captain Thomas Sankara was brutally killed...


Unfinished business

It had already dismissed the case once citing lack of proof despite copious evidence from a police investigation into the assets bought with state funds of Bongo Sassou-Nguesso Obiang Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaoré and Angola's José Eduardo dos Santos which was abruptly closed down last year...


Ghana's chance

Ouédraogo's disadvantage would be his holding office in President Blaise Compaoré's government with its record of human right abuses and sponsorship of murderous militias in Liberia and Sierra Leone (details of which are emerging from the trial of Compaoré's former ally Charles Taylor at the Hague)...


Before and after the voting

BURKINA FASO: Skeletons in the cupboard President Blaise Compaoré whose government receives more EU aid than any other country in the region faces a presidential election in 2010 which constitutionally should be his last term in power...


Forever delayed

President Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso mediated the Ouagadougou Accord and has appointed an envoy to monitor implementation...


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