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After becoming president of Coalition pour la Démocratie et la Réconciliation Nationale in January and instigating a project to establish [...]
Salif Diallo, 59, wields an influence over Burkina Faso’s political scene that goes beyond his position as speaker of parliament. [...]
Salif Diallo, who was appointed speaker of Burkina Faso’s parliament on December 30, displayed his continued strong ties to Niger [...]
Busy though he is forming his first government, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré is also at work constituting the team which [...]
Roch Marc Christian Kabore has a busy programme ahead of him after his inauguration on December 29. Not only must Burkina Faso’s new president try to put the country’s economy back on track after a year of transition chaos. He [...]
After having been excluded from the electoral process which should lead to presidential elections on November 29, the Congrès pour [...]
The abortive coup by Blaise Compaore’s former right-hand man has put the spotlight on a group of army officers who helped restore order in Burkina Faso. [...]
Lieutenant Colonel Zakaria Kone, the second-in-command of the Akouedo armoured battalion in Abidjan, exploited his relationship with General Gilbert Diendere, [...]
Laurent Poda, the prosecutor-general of the Ouagadougou Appeals Court, came into his own after the coup d’etat led by Gilbert [...]
The abortive coup d’etat in Burkina Faso has given the interim government the excuse it needed to get rid of the troublesome Regiment de Securite Presidentielle (RSP), the elite unit that was created to protect Blaise Compaore in 1995. Status Quo [...]
Deposed Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore will leave Morocco tomorrow – Sept. 29 – after spending over two months as [...]
Having become Burkina Faso’s new strong man following his September 17 coup, General Gilbert Diendéré plans to restart from scratch [...]
A number of businesspeople who were close to the old regime in Burkina Faso are getting short shrift under the transitional government. [...]
Michel Kafando, the transitional president of Burkina Faso, is due [...]
Ghana’s lands and natural resources minister, Nii Osah Mills, will [...]
During a visit to France on May 31 - June [...]
The arrest earlier this month of three former ministers from the Blaise Compaore era has not put Djibrill Bassole off [...]
Thomas Sankara’s ideals are back in vogue in Burkina Faso, galvanising the parties that claim his heritage. But now they must find a candidate they can all agree on ahead of the presidential vote in October. [...]
Living in exile in Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso’s former president divides his time between sporting activities, bi-lateral meetings and heartfelt reflection on his country’s politics, West Africa Newsletter can reveal. [...]
Taiwan, which has been officially recognised by Burkina Faso since 1994, is getting nervous at the prospect that a candidate [...]
Since his appointment as interim PM in the wake of Blaise Compaore’s ouster, Isaac Zida has surrounded himself by trusted allies, perhaps all the better to prepare his political future. [...]
Burkina Faso opposition figure Zephirin Diabre, who is standing in next October’s presidential elections, networked with Freemason friends in Paris recently. [...]
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