Burkina Army Forces President Out

Blaise Compaoré stepped down on October 31 after 27 years in power, following an anouncement by the army that he was no longer in power. Tens of thousands of demonstrators reportedly returned to the streets of Ouagadougou, not satisfied with a concession the previous day when Compaoré said he would resign in 2015.



  • Burkina Faso:   Army Chief Takes Over

    Deutsche Welle, 31 October 2014

    The head of Burkina Faso's armed forces has taken power after mass demonstrations forced President Blaise Compaore to resign. There have been days of violent protests against the… Read more »

  • Burkina Faso:   Army Says Compaoré No Longer in Power

    RFI, 31 October 2014

    French Foreign Affairs Secretary Laurent Fabius on Friday called for calm in Burkina Faso as protesters took to the streets after President Blaise Compaoré refused to leave… Read more »

  • Africa:   Test of African Democracy - Burkina and Beyond

    allAfrica, 30 October 2014

    On Thursday the former soldier who seized power in Burkina Faso 27 years ago agreed to negotiate with opponents. The announcement was a response to massive popular demonstrations… Read more »

  • Burkina Faso:   Compaoré Quits After Army Takes Power

    Deutsche Welle, 31 October 2014

    The president of Burkina Faso has stepped down after days of protests demanding his resignation. The demonstrators had been angered by Blaise Compaore's plan to run for a fifth… Read more »

  • Burkina Faso:   Anti-Compaore Protests Resume

    Deutsche Welle, 31 October 2014

    Protesters have again taken to the streets of the capital of Burkina Faso to demand that the president step down immediately. This comes a day after violent protests convinced him… Read more »

  • Burkina Faso:   Compaoré's Bid to Extend His Rule Backfires

    ISS, 31 October 2014

    The vote on the controversial bill to change the Burkina Faso constitution to allow President Blaise Compaoré to run for a third term was scheduled for yesterday, 30… Read more »

  • Burkina Faso:   Burkina Faso - Revolution or Protest?

    Chatham House, 30 October 2014

    Have we been watching Burkina Faso’s people power revolution – or just a wave of angry urban protest that will be contained as President Blaise Compaoré’s… Read more »

  • Burkina Faso:   AU Deeply Concerned By the Unfolding Situation in Burkina Faso

    African Union, 30 October 2014

    The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has expressed deep concern about the unfolding situation in Burkina Faso and is following… Read more »

  • Burkina Faso:   Army Forces Compaoré Out

    RFI, 31 October 2014

    French Foreign Affairs Secretary Laurent Fabius on Friday called for calm in Burkina Faso as protesters prepared to take to the streets after President Blaise Compaoré… Read more »

  • Burkina Faso:   Chambas - 'Do Everything to Help Burkina Faso'

    Deutsche Welle, 31 October 2014

    Protests resumed in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, on Friday with demonstrators demanding President Blaise Compaore step down. The UN special envoy spoke about the situation… Read more »

  • Burkina Faso:   President's Departure 'Non-Negotiable'

    Deutsche Welle, 31 October 2014

    As Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore refuses to immediately resign, leader of the opposition Benewende Sankara says the president is "duping the people.' At least 30… Read more »

  • Burkina Faso:   I Won't Resign - Compaore

    allAfrica, 31 October 2014

    Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore refused to resign in the face of violent protests against his 30-year rule, saying instead he will lead a transitional government after… Read more »

  • Burkina Faso:   Compaore Says Will Step Down As Burkina Faso President

    Deutsche Welle, 30 October 2014

    Burkina Faso's president says he is ready to discuss a transitional government. Blaise Compaore has pledged to hand over power once the interim regime runs its course. Read more »

  • Burkina Faso:   Security Deteriorates As Protests Spread Across Burkina Faso

    Deutsche Welle, 30 October 2014

    Ire over a planned change to Burkina Faso's constitutional amendment has sparked widespread protests. Government buildings have come under attack - including parliament - as have… Read more »

Photo: Fasozine

More than one million people to the streets to deter President Blaise Compaore from changing the constitution of Burkina Faso in order to a third term in 2015.

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