A probe into the death of his comrade-in-arms, Thomas Sankara, the country's revolutionary leader killed in 1987 during a coup that brought Blaise Compaore to power, was launched five months after Compaore's ouster from the presidency in a popular uprising.
Arrest Warrant Issued for Sankara Killing
Al Jazeera, 21 December 2015
Burkina Faso has issued an international arrest warrant for ousted leader Blaise Compaore in connection with the murder of former President Thomas Sankara, news reports said… Read more »
Former president Blaise Compaoré.
Coup Leader Charged Over Sankara Murder
Al Jazeera, 6 December 2015
Authorities in Burkina Faso have charged a general who led a failed coup in September with complicity in the 1987 assassination of President Thomas Sankara, senior security sources… Read more »
Coup Leader Charged Over Murder of Ex-President Sankara
Deutsche Welle, 7 December 2015
Authorities in Burkina Faso have charged a general who led a failed coup in September with complicity in the 1987 assassination of ex-leader Thomas Sankara. It follows a pledge by… Read more »
The Democratic Road Ahead
African Arguments, 4 December 2015
It's tempting to think Roch Kaboré will simply replicate Compaoré's old system, but the reality is that something has fundamentally changed in Burkina Faso. Read more »
Coup Leader Charged With Crimes Against Humanity
Deutsche Welle, 16 October 2015
Burkina Faso's General Gilbert Diendere will be tried for crimes against humanity committed during a short-lived coup he led in September. The military justice chief said the… Read more »
The Burkina Faso Coup - An(other) Opportunity to Rethink the Nation-State
Fahamu, 29 September 2015
The supposedly self-evident idea that the nation-state is the logical form of political organization for the destruction of colonialism and for the remaking of African lives is… Read more »
Paris and Washington in Burkina Faso's Turmoil
Fahamu, 25 September 2015
The leader of the short-lived coup in Burkina Faso, Gen. Gilbert Diendere, is a close ally of former President Compaore who was overthrown by a popular uprising last October.… Read more »
Is New Leader Too Close to the Old Regime?
Deutsche Welle, 1 December 2015
New Burkinabe President Kabore faces many challenges, including probing crimes committed under longtime leader Blaise Compaore. It won't be easy. Kabore himself was a member of the… Read more »
A New Constitution, Judiciary to Deal With Compaore, Says Presidential Candidate Diabre
RFI, 26 November 2015
Presidential election frontrunner Zephirin Diabre addressed a campaign rally in Ouagadougou on Wednesday attended by some 10,000 supporters ahead of Burkina Faso's landmark polls.… Read more »
'There Must Be Justice'
IRIN, 16 October 2015
There can be no amnesty for any members of Burkina Faso's elite presidential guard found to be responsible for the deaths of 14 unarmed civilians and the wounding of hundreds more… Read more »
Army leaders in Ouagadougou announced that Lieutenant-Colonel Yacouba Issaac Zida will run the country during a transitional period, as former president Blaise Compaore and his ... Read more »
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, ... Read more »
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