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Burkina Faso

Blaise Compaoré

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


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The politics of Ebola

In early November, he used his emergency powers to imprison for sedition journalist David Tam Baryoh, whose radio show had mentioned the third-term issue and the fate of Burkina Faso's ex-President Blaise Compaoré, as well as criticising the government's handling of Ebola (AC Vol 55 No 22, Stepping up the fight against Ebola)...


Watching the dust settle

Dismantling the political and economic system built around ex-President Blaise Compaoré is political, military and economic...


Truth and reconciliation

The second was that he did not rule out demanding the extradition of deposed President Blaise Compaoré from his Moroccan sanctuary to stand trial for killing Sankara or Captain Henri Zongo and Commandant Jean-Baptiste Boukary Lingani...


Firefighters against an inferno

Searching for a way to sum up ousted the 27-year rule of Burkinabè ex-President Blaise Compaoré, as the opposition gathered on the streets in Ouagadougou last week, a French political analyst settled for 'un pompier pyromane', a firefighter who is also an arsonist...

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Pressure mounts on Zida

In the immediate aftermath of the overthrow of President Blaise Compaoré last week, no one knew who was in charge...


The warning from Ouagadougou

One of Africa's canniest operators, Blaise Compaoré, was forced out of power on 31 October as over 100,000 protestors in Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso demanded his exit...


The science of summitry

Yet to the frustration of human rights and anti-corruption campaigners, some of whom held demonstrations outside the State Department for the duration of the summit, other long-stay leaders such as Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang, Congo-Brazzaville's Denis Sassou-Nguesso, Cameroon's Paul Biya, Uganda's Yoweri Museveni and Burkina Faso's Blaise Compaoré were accorded full diplomatic honours and, more discreetly, feted by local business groups and lobbyists...


The knock-out stage

First it was President Blaise Compaoré's opponents who filled up the 35,000-capacity Stade du 4 Aôut in Ouagadougo on 31 May, and then it was the ruling Congrès pour la démocratie et le progrés (CDP)...


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