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Col. Auguste-Denise Barry, who currently serves as security advisor to President Roch Marc Christian Kabore, is planning to resign from [...]
They used to be united in their opposition to Blaise Compaore but, after the former leader’s ouster in October, Burkina Faso’s main opposition leaders are now gearing up to be rivals for the 2015 presidential elections. Zephirin Diabre and Roch [...]
Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida, 49, the disputed leader appointed by Burkina Faso’s military in the wake of the opposition protests that [...]
Although Blaise Compaore quickly buckled under the combined pressure of unprecedented protests and the threat of an ICC indictment, before stepping down he made sure his long-time right-hand man Gilbert Diendere had control of the situation. [...]
Blaise Compaore’s overthrow in a rapid 48 hours has sent shock waves across West Africa, where it is being taken as a warning by other leaders standing on shaky political ground. Despite the loud silence emanating from a region where [...]
While Blaise Compaore enjoyed a winter vacation in the chic ski resort of Megeve from March 16-22, in Paris French officials pondered his future. [...]
Prime Minister Luc Adolphe Tiao‘s daughter Vanessa wed Cedric Zongo, [...]
Blaise Compaore's regime is reeling following the mass walk-out of more than a hundred members of the ruling Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP) party, including some key party stalwarts. After the serious mutinies in 2011, the fact that several [...]
Exasperated by the situation in Kidal where his government hasn't succeeded in regaining control, Mali's president accuses his Burkina Faso counterpart and France of playing a double game. [...]
In 2011, Ouagadougou was furious when France placed Burkina Faso on a red list of countries most at risk from terrorism. Two years on, the reality has sunk in. [...]
The army purge ordered by President Blaise Compaore following a spate of attempted mutinies in 2011 has had a negative impact on morale in Burkina Faso’s military. [...]
Blaise Compaore wanted to avoid the revolutionary fervour in the Arab world spreading to Burkina Faso, but his actions led to exactly that. [...]
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