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Zéphirin Diabré


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Splits and fusions

Coulibaly is part of a 13-strong faction within the opposition Union pour le progrès et le changement (UPC), led by Zéphirin Diabré, who came second in the November 2015 presidential election behind Roch Marc Christian Kaboré...


More progress, less movement

Among those present were the First Lady, Togolese-born lawyer Sika Bella Kaboré (née Sika Bella Adjoavi), opposition leader Zephirin Diabré and the leader of the Front populaire ivoirien, Pascal Affi N'Guessan...


President on probation

The Union pour le progrès et le changement of his challenger Zéphirin Diabré has 33 seats and the CDP did remarkably well with 18...


The people take on the putschists

The most outspoken left-of-centre presidential candidate, Stanislas Bénéwendé Sankara (not related to Thomas Sankara but one of the family's lawyers) condemned the coup, as did Kaboré and the man who was to be his main rival, Zéphirin Diabré...

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Between street and barracks

Minority manThe other frontrunner is Zéphirin Diabré, a former minister under Compaoré and a former employee of both the United Nations and the French uranium-mining company Areva (AC Vol 56 No 1, Watching the dust settle)...


Watching the dust settle

Zéphirin Diabré, leader of the Union pour le progrès et le changement (UPC) is likely to play an important role in any future political configuration (AC Vol 51 No 24, Modesty Blaise)...


Pressure mounts on Zida

It then emerged that Zida was in dialogue with the opposition, led by Zéphirin Diabré of the Union pour le progrès et le changement, religious and traditional leaders, including the Mogho Naba, King of the main ethnic group, the Mossi, and foreign diplomats (AC Vol 51 No 24)...


The warning from Ouagadougou

Meanwhile, opposition party leaders (mostly former allies of Compaoré) such as Zéphirin Diabré and Kaboré joined the protestors on the streets...


Tight spot for Blaise

The Union pour le progrès et le changement (UPC), a popular opposition party led by former Finance Minister and ex-Areva employee Zephirin Diabré is heavily set against Compaoré’s bid to stay in power...


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