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Burkina Faso

Blaise Compaoré

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


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Blaise wants compromise

The three main defectors from President Blaise Compaoré’s ruling Congrès pour la démocratie et le progrès (CDP) launched their own political party on 25 January...

Compaoré’s Fédération associative pour la paix et le progress avec Blaise Compaoré is planning ‘spontaneous’ pro-Blaise demonstrations in the coming months...


Rising up against Compaoré

Tens – the opposition says hundreds – of thousands of people took to the streets of the capital and other towns over the weekend in the biggest protests for years against President Blaise Compaoré...

Diallo and his allies were also alarmed by the prospect of their new leader being Compaoré’s younger brother, François Compaoré, a leading force in the Fédération associative pour la paix et le progrès avec Blaise Compaoré (Fédap-BC, AC Vol 50 No 5, A brutal family business & Waiting in the wings)...

Blaise Compaoré appears to have recognised that the old guard was capable of destabilising the entire edifice of power if it felt it had been callously elbowed aside in favour of ‘arrivistes’...

Soro is an old friend of both Blaise Compaoré and Roch Kaboré...


Bah reveals official links

Burkinabè President Blaise Compaoré supported Charles Taylor and the RUF and had been close to its top officers, including Bah...


Shadowy third-term plan for Koroma

Currently plotting to change their countries' constitutions are Burkina Faso's Blaise Compaoré, Congo-Kinshasa's Joseph Kabila, and Congo-Brazzaville’s Denis Sassou-Nguesso – all leaders who preside over governments with appalling records on human rights and accountability...


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MNLA cedes Kidal

’ Brokered in Ouagadougou by Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaoré, the talks reached provisional agreement between government envoy and former minister Tiébilé Dramé, the MNLA and a broader group of Tuareg leaders in the Haut conseil pour l’unité de l’Azawad on 10 June...


Countdown in Addis

The Presidents of Namibia, Senegal and Malawi and the Prime Ministers of Algeria, Mauritius and Jamaica were cut off in mid-sentence but Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaoré earned hearty applause by finishing with one minute to spare...


Impunity in Freetown

Newly elected President Ernest Bai Koroma paid an official visit to Burkina in September 2007, one of his first, even though it raised eyebrows in the region because of President Blaise Compaoré’s known links to Taylor and support for factions in the civil war...


Keeping up with the Compaorés

President Blaise Compaoré must leave office by the end of 2015, when his constitutional term of office ends...

Having officially been known only as a presidential economic advisor, François has been building up a political base at the Fédération associative pour la paix et le progrès avec Blaise Compaoré, a party-within-a-party of the CDP (AC Vol 50 No 5, A brutal family business & Waiting in the wings)...


Pillars of the regime

President Blaise Compaoré is married to Chantal Terrasson de Fougères, a protégée of the late Ivorian President Félix Houphouët-Boigny...


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