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Burkina Faso

Blaise Compaoré

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


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Jobs for the boys

The quarrel between Presidents Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso and Thomas Yayi Boni of Benin over the Economic Community of West African States is symptomatic of an organisation in need of reform...


Ma’s labours lost

He challenged President Blaise Compaoré to a press-up contest in Burkina Faso and took penalty kicks in Gambia against President Yahya Jammeh and his cabinet...


Palace plotters

Since the assassination attempt in July President Alpha Condé has shut himself up in the Sékoutouréyah palace behind a massive guard some trained by his ally President Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso (AC Vol 52 No 15 Presidential guard fall out)...


New leaf

Although the African Union condemned Gbagbo’s refusal to leave power after the election results Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos and South African President Jacob Zuma were his strongest defenders in the AU panel on the Ivorian crisis where they frequently clashed with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and Burkinabè President Blaise Compaoré (AC Vol 52 No 4 Democracy standoff and The financial sanctions tighten)...


Beau Blaise loses it

Almost before Blaise Compaoré had a chance to celebrate the installation of his friend Alassane Dramane Ouattara as President of neighbouring Côte d’Ivoire he had to deal with the most serious challenge to his power since he seized the presidency from another friend Thomas Sankara in 1987...

The Fédération associative pour la paix et le progrès avec Blaise Compaoré a movement devoted to Compaoré attracts young militants from the ruling Congrès pour la démocratie et le progrès which is packed with old Marxists and veterans of past putsches...


A resolution in Abidjan

Jonathan led a strange coalition of ‘democracy enforcers’ in Ecowas alongside Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaoré an improbable enthusiast of free elections given his history as the beneficiary of a putsch which killed his childhood friend Thomas Sankara and as a political and business ally of Liberian warlord Charles Taylor who is awaiting a verdict after his long trial for war crimes at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in the Hague...


Peering into the abyss

The Panel is divided: some such as Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaoré see its role as forcing out Gbagbo; others like South African President Jacob Zuma want to broker a compromise...


Democracy standoff

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and Burkinabè President Blaise Compaoré who insisted that the AU stick to its position of backing Ouattara as the legitimate winner of November’s elections clashed at the Summit with Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos and South Africa’s Jacob Zuma (AC Vol 52 No 3)...


Elections on trial

Two – Burkina Faso’s Blaise Compaoré and Togo’s Faure Gnassingbé – had shot their way to power while Jonathan is the beneficiary of a fraudulent election and the demise of his predecessor...


South-south support

The December inauguration of Burkina’s President Blaise Compaoré’s fell close to Taipei’s New Year’s Eve fireworks and more importantly the beginning of the Republic of China’s centenary...


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