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Burkina Faso

Norbert Zongo

Date of Birth: 31 July 1949
Died: 13 December 1998


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Keeping up with the Compaorés

This revived memories of earlier killings by the same unit most notably that of François Compaoré’s driver David Ouédraogo in 1998 and the subsequent assassination of the journalist Norbert Zongo who was investigating that case (AC Vol 40 No 20 Whodunit...


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...

Supporters placed 'Norbert Zongo Avenue' stickers on street signs along a main boulevard and called for renewed investigations...


A brutal family business

People also remember the journalist Norbert Zongo (AC Vol 40 No 20) tortured to death in 1998 after exposing the murder of the driver of the President's younger brother François Compaoré who is now a presidential advisor and known as 'le Petit Président'...

Correction: In this article we inadvertently wrote that journalist Norbert Zongo had been tortured to death in 1998...


Annivesaries and elections

The opposition is keenly commemorating the murder of the popular leader Thomas Sankara in Compaoré’s coup and of the journalist Norbert Zongo...


Blaise wins again

With the crisis sparked by the killing of journalist Norbert Zongo in 1998 much calmed Compaoré can start preparing to run for a third term in 2005...


The voters' friend

Compaoré is still recovering from the exposure of official efforts to cover up the December 1998 killing of journalist Norbert Zongo and is vulnerable to criticism for his support for Liberian hard man Charles Taylor...


106 Executions

Ouédraogo is also active in the Collectif d'Organisations Démocratiques de Masse et de Partis Politiques an umbrella organisation of the Sankarist opposition formed after the December 1998 murder of journalist Norbert Zongo by members of the Presidential Guard (AC Vol 42 No 21)...


On Blaise's trail

He spent mid-October in Paris and provincial France claiming he wanted to see a satisfactory end to the judicial investigation into the murder of Norbert Zongo...


Stuck in the sand

His cabinet was weakened by the sudden death in October of its veteran Director Elie Sarre and is still dogged by the crisis which began in December 1998 with the murder of crusading journalist Norbert Zongo and his brother (AC Vol 40 No 23)...


Losing friends

Regarded as an honest broker and impartial civil servant he is thought to have become unhappy with the presidency's continuing evasions over Norbert Zongo's murder (AC Vol 41 No 20)...


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