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Burkina Faso

Simon Compaoré

Date of Birth: 19 September 1952
Place of Birth: Ouagadougou


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New jihadist alliance strikes

Burkina Faso's Clément Sawadogo, who took over as Security Minister from the increasingly erratic Simon Compaoré on 31 January, reported that a G5 meeting had been scheduled to take place at EMGA but was moved just before the attack began...

They may serve to warn the current government, which is run by two of Blaise Compaoré's former friends – President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré and Simon Compaoré, now Minister of State at the Presidency – not to take this justice business too far...


Splits and fusions

Security minister Simon Compaoré's latest performance was anything but impressive...


Diallo buried with his secrets

Even in his final political home, co-founded with other once-staunch ancien régime stalwarts Roch Marc Christian Kaboré and security minister Simon Compaoré, the preferred term of address remains 'Camarade' (comrade)...


More progress, less movement

Security Minister Simon Compaoré is now First Vice-President and responsible for Political Orientation, while Clément Pengdwendé Sawadogo, the Civil Service Minister, becomes Second Vice-President, in charge of relations with other parties...

The Congress came only weeks after a long planned but ultimately underwhelming cabinet reshuffle, which bore all the hallmarks of a careful rearranging of spheres of influence between the three heavyweights who run the show: MPP President and Assembly President Diallo, his deputy Simon Compaoré and, of course, Kaboré himself, whom the national constitution bars from playing any role in a political party; hence his absence from the Congress...

Security Minister Simon Compaoré likes the idea, to the dismay of civil society...


Old guards try new uniforms

Many concluded that Burkina's ancien régime still exercised influence, especially as it came only a week after the Minister of Territorial Administration and Security, Simon Compaoré, the National Assembly President, Salif Diallo, and Foreign Minister Alpha Barry, a former journalist, met Ouattara in Abidjan to discuss economic cooperation...

This upsets the victims' immediate families and the public at large, but not Roch Kaboré, Salif Diallo and Simon Compaoré, founders and leaders of the MPP...

Diallo, already seen as the de facto Number One, and Simon Compaoré are moving to increase their influence and patronage networks in politics and business...

Another of the Kaboré faithful, Armand Béouindé, a rich businessman and one of the MPP's public relations chiefs, was elected Mayor of Ouagadougou on 18 June, mirroring the situation in the days of Blaise, when his trusted lieutenant Simon Compaoré ran the capital while he was President...


Blaise the Ivorian

The MPP leaders – President Kaboré, National Assembly President Salif Diallo and Interior and Security Minister Simon Compaoré (no relation) – were key figures for 26 of Blaise Compaoré's 27 years in power and have good reason to keep revelations about his past activities to a minimum (AC Vol 56 No 24, Vive la différence)...


Vive la différence

He and two other close allies of Compaoré – Salif Diallo and Simon Compaoré, former Mayor of Ouagadougou – then set up the Mouvement du peuple pour le progrès (AC Vol 55 No 2, Rising up against Compaoré)...


Between street and barracks

Kaboré and his two lieutenants, former CDP Vice-President Salif Diallo and the longest serving Mayor of Ouagadougou, Simon Compaoré, now form the triumvirate at the helm of the MPP...


Watching the dust settle

The performance of the Mouvement du peuple pour le progrès (MPP) of former CDP bigwigs Roch Marie Christian Kaboré, Salif Diallo and Ouagadougou ex-Mayor Simon Compaoré will be watched with keen interest (AC Vol 55 No 3, Blaise wants compromise)...


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