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Burkina Faso

Blaise Compaoré

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


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Timis's seam of woe

The project was a priority for the then government of President Blaise Compaoré (AC Vol 56 No 19, Frank’s fickle fortunes)...


Old guards try new uniforms

There is a danger of reverting to the bad old ways of Kaboré's mentor and predecessor, Blaise Compaoré...

On 4 June, two influential members of Compaoré's formerly ruling party, the Congrès pour la démocratie et le progrès (CDP), now in opposition, were taken off an Air Burkina aeroplane before it took off for Abidjan, where they were going to see Blaise Compaoré and others in his entourage...


The shoo-in is booed off

He toyed more or less openly with amending the presidential term limits to allow himself a bid for a third term – before taking fright at the fate of Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaoré (AC Vol 57 No 5, Blaise the Ivorian)...


Blaise the Ivorian

Ivorian President Alassane Dramane Ouattara's decision to protect Burkina Faso's deposed President Blaise Compaoré by granting him citizenship is an act of aggression, say many in Ouagadougou (AC Vol 57 No 2, Blaming Blaise & Vol 57 No 4, The long arm of Al Qaida)...

The MPP leaders – President Kaboré, National Assembly President Salif Diallo and Interior and Security Minister Simon Compaoré (no relation) – were key figures for 26 of Blaise Compaoré's 27 years in power and have good reason to keep revelations about his past activities to a minimum (AC Vol 56 No 24, Vive la différence)...


Ex-ally vs Sassou

He brought the poll date forward this year, we hear, in order to get the contest out of the way before any momentum could build behind a campaign of popular protest, such as that which brought down President Blaise Compaoré in Burkina Faso in 2014...


Blaming Blaise

Ouagadougou is awash with speculation about connections between the jihadists who attacked the capital on 15 January and ex-President Blaise Compaoré's now-disbanded Praetorian guard, the Régiment de sécurité présidentielle...


President on probation

A banker and one-time pillar of the Blaise Compaoré regime, Kaboré must now prove that he is different from his old friends in the once-invincible Congrès pour la démocratie et le progrès (CDP), President Compaoré's election-winning machine...


Soro has phone trouble

Some of the calls were to Djibril Yipènè Bassolé, a Burkinabè Gendarmerie General, Foreign Minister and earlier Security Minister under the then President Blaise Compaoré...


Vive la différence

Born in 1957 into an influential banking family, he was a supporter of Thomas Sankara's 1983 coup, which ushered in the country's revolutionary phase, but he also went along with Blaise Compaoré's 'rectification' four years later, when Sankara was murdered...


EU ups security demands

The regime of Burkina's former President Blaise Compaoré was notable for its long-standing opaque stance on armed groups and influence in Africa...


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