In the spotlight: Compaoré in Ouagadougou …

“Rumors have been swirling for weeks, from Abidjan to Ouagadougou, erupting Young Africa . What if Blaise Compaoré, eight years after being ousted from power by her compatriots, were soon to return to her home in Burkina Faso? This scenario, which was still unlikely a few months ago, must be realized in the coming hours. “The principle of return is acquired. It now remains to refine the final terms, says a close partner of the former president, interviewed by the Pan-African site.

The world Africanotes for its part that the Burkina Faso government confirmed yesterday that former President Blaise Compaoré was expected in Ouagadougou tomorrow Friday for a meeting with former heads of state to “speed up reconciliation”. But, asks Le Monde Afrique, will he really be able to set foot on Burkinabe land as a free man? On April 6, Blaise Compaoré was sentenced to life in prison in Burkina Faso for his role in the assassination of his predecessor, Thomas Sankara, during the coup that brought him to power in 1987.

What about the act? The country in Ouaga, “what about his legal act when we know that he is under a life sentence of military justice? Are we moving towards a pardon? How will this be received by national opinion? (…) What form will this take? to return to the fold when we know that Burkinabè is still divided on the susceptibility of the subject? Yet the issue of justice is still extremely important in this matter, if we do not want to set a dangerous precedent. Le Pays believes that this return to Blaise Compaoré’s fold, which can easily be placed within the framework of national reconciliation, contributes more to bringing Burkinabè together than to divide them. “

Small tricks? Paalga Observereverything has been arranged in advance …

“Sure (the junta’s chief, Colonel) Sandaogo Damiba has made commitments so that Blaise can come back and leave without worry, and he will give himself the means to do so. But there is a fear that the conclave in Kosyam, which will to national reconciliation, on the contrary, will move us away from it a little, the newspaper estimates.What many also fear in these reunions are these little tricks between ex. we so well need right now.

The daily Todayechoes the question: “Reconciliation, yes, but where to start? where to go? Do we have to go beyond justice to be reconciled?

Tshisekedi-Kagame: what progress? Also on the front page, the Tshisekedi-Kagame meeting yesterday in Luanda …

“Towards a ceasefire agreement”, exclaims Le Nouvel Observateur in Kinshasa. “Although observers do not note much progress, the newspaper points out, it should be noted that this summit in Luanda ended yesterday with an important announcement. The Congolese and Rwandan presidents have agreed to create an ad hoc mechanism to observe the cessation of hostilities. between the two countries, which will be led by a general from the Angolan armed forces.

This is the “big blur”, note for its part Africa, website specialized in DRC. “A ceasefire, a roadmap, declarations of good intentions … but no details were given about how the de-escalation was registered by Presidents Tshisekedi and Kagame. No final communiqué was published, and the only benefit of this meeting seems to have been to get the Congolese and Rwandan presidents return to the table as the M23 uprising and the Congolese army continue to clash in northern Kivu. “

And then, another problem, Africa Arabia states again, “by the end of May, the Congolese president had qualified M23 as a + terrorist group +, and thus hoped to move the international community, and especially the United States. No one moved, and in the event that a new round of negotiations with M23 opens, it will now be necessary to explain to Congolese public why we agree to negotiate with + terrorists +, a difficult change of footing that will need to be justified.

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