Former President of Burkinabe Compaoré will return soon

Former Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaoré is expected to travel to Ouagadougou in the coming days, following his exile in Côte d’Ivoire since his overthrow in 2014. Judging by his absence during the trial of the murderers of Thomas Sankara, he must especially meet new strong man, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba.

as reported from Ouagadougou, Yaya Boudani

According to a source close to the former president, exile in Abidjan since his fall in October 2014, Blaise Compaoré will be in Burkina Faso in the coming days. “It has already been done, we are just waiting for the exact day of this trip,” this source told RFI.

Another source in Ouagadougou confirms the contacts. “It is President Paul Henri Damiba’s wish to meet him, in the context of national reconciliation,” this source emphasized, but she specified that no definite confirmation had been given at the moment: neither the format nor the duration of the next visit had yet been defined.

According to our sources, several members of Blaise Compaoré’s family are working on the file and it is in consultation with his people that all details will be decided.

This announced visit by former President Blaise Compaoré is a logical continuation of the meeting between the two other former presidents, Jean Baptiste Ouédraogo and Roch Marc Christian Kabore, with Lieutenant Colonel Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba a few days ago. Contact has also been established with other former heads of state in Burkina Faso, says our source.

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