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Burkina Faso

Yacouba Isaac Zida

Date of Birth: 16 November 1965
Place of Birth: Yako


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Parties campaign as jihadists advance

Another signatory to the 18 August pact is Yacouba Isaac Zida the former number two in the now-disbanded presidential guard of ex-President Compaoré and the first to grab the reins of power in the chaotic aftermath of Compaoré's departure (AC Vol 55 No 2 Rising up against Compaoré)...


The politics of counter-terror

Barry's Achilles heel was his enduring loyalty to a man who is loathed and feared by the new MPP establishment – General Yacouba Isaac Zida a former number two in the RSP who switched allegiances became Prime Minister in the 2014-15 transition from Compaoré's rule to the present government and now lives in exile in Canada (AC Vol 55 No 22 Pressure mounts on Zida)...


Backs to the wall

The former interim Prime Minister Isaac Zida who was an anti-Compaoré deputy commander of the RSP and still enjoys influence in some FDS units especially the RSP's replacement as presidential close protection force the Groupe de Sécurité du Président de la République (GSPR)...


Between Blaise and jihad

The former second-in-command of the Régiment de Sécurité Présidentielle (RSP) and the country's first self-declared post-Blaise president Yacouba Isaac Zida exiled in Canada has also mentioned his possible candidacy...


New jihadist alliance strikes

Two explanations are doing the rounds: that Barry already a welcome guest at G5 meetings was eclipsing his government-appointed peers and that he was too close to former transitional Prime Minister Yacouba Isaac Zida (AC Vol 56 No 9 The code breakers)...


Parties to many disputes 

He also says he has broken with the Burkinabè former Prime Minister Yacouba Isaac Zida and points an accusing finger at supporters of Ivorian ex-President Lauren Gbagbo...


General's quarters

The government has revoked the appointment of the former transitional Prime Minister General Yacouba Isaac Zida as Ambassador to the United States over corruption allegations...


Guards old and new

Interim Prime Minister Lieutenant Colonel Yacouba Isaac Zida whom the RSP regards as a traitor to his old comrades-in-arms lost the Defence portfolio on 19 July...


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