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Burkina Faso

Blaise Compaoré

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


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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)...


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...


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