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Burkina Faso

Blaise Compaoré

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


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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...


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...


Wu Den-yih

Wu is set to attend the re-inauguration of President Blaise Compaoré on 29 December...


Modesty Blaise

Of all West Africa's electoral battles, President Blaise Compaoré's fight for re-election after 23 years in power was the least in doubt...


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