Burkina Faso After Compaoré

The departure of former president Blaise Compaore may offer Burkina Faso an opportunity to improve its democratic and developmental performance, but important challenges lie ahead, including the role of the army, writes Valerie Arnould for African Arguments.

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President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria greets interim Head of State of Burkina Faso, Lt. Col Isaac Zida in Ouagadougou.


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