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Blaise Compaore

Minister for Reconciliation in Côte d’Ivoire

A step in direction of reconciliation? Burkinabe's Minister for Nationwide Reconciliation, Zéphirin Diabré, is in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. He'll meet former President Blaise Compaoré, in exile since he overthrew in 2014. This assembly is a premiere between a minister of Roch Marc Kaboré's authorities and his predecessor Blaise…

in the footsteps of the elusive Hyacinthe

Since 2015, one of the largest defendants in the Thomas Sankara case has not been found. Hyacinthe Kafando, former head of security for Blaise Compaoré in 1987, is in demand for military justice. An international arrest warrant has been filed against him since the case was reopened. After hearing about his summons from the interrogation judge, the man recovered. In 2016, he was located in Ivorian…

In the spotlight: Blaise Compaoré is accused in

The former Burkinabe president, in exile in Côte d'Ivoire, will be tried for "complicity" in the assassination of Thomas Sankara. The trial date has not yet been set, but the case has been referred to the Ouagadougou Military Court and the charges have been confirmed. 34 years after the assassination of Thomas Sankara on October 15, 1987, and 12 of his accomplices during the coup that brought Blaise Compaoré to power, the…

François Compaoré soon fixed his possible extradition

Although France approved the extradition of François Compaoré in February, the former president's brother has still not returned to Burkina Faso. His lawyers have appealed to the Prime Minister. It has been 22 years this Sunday, December 13th Norbert Zongo was assassinated in Sapouy, in east-central Burkina Faso. This…

After his great victory, President Kaboré faced the security challenge

Re-elected with 57.87% of the vote according to preliminary results, the outgoing president of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, begins his second term. The deterioration of the political and security situation on the ground risks complicating the presidential candidate's campaign promise to build "a better Burkina Faso for all populations". Portrait.…

the shadow Blaise Compaoré hangs over the countryside

The presidential and legislative elections will take place on Sunday, November 22, in Burkina Faso. Two themes dominate the election campaign, insecurity and reconciliation. All candidates, including President Kaboré, make this reconciliation one of the priorities of their program. And many promise that former President Blaise Compaoré will return if elected.…

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