When elections were held last year, they brought in the first elected civilian leader in nearly 50 years.
A New Burkina Faso in the Making
Africa Renewal, 3 June 2016
A new agenda of democratic and economic changes Read more »
Burkina Faso's President, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, at the UN.
In Burkina Faso, UN Chief Praises Country's Hard-Won Gains to Consolidate Democracy and Development
UN News, 3 March 2016
Burkina Faso is making a solid comeback, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today in the country's capital, Ouagadougou, where he praised the Burkinabe Government… Read more »
'Suspected Terrorist' Is Campaore's Bodyguard
Ghanaian Chronicle, 27 January 2016
The suspected terrorist, who was arrested at Gwollu in the Upper West Region, has turned out to be the bodyguard of former President of Burkina Faso, Blase Compaore. Zuure Braimah… Read more »
Is Burkina Faso's Elite Guard Still a Threat?
IRIN, 1 October 2015
Burkina Faso's interim government adopted a decree last week dissolving the Presidential Security Regiment, which mounted a short-lived coup two weeks ago. But despite promises to… Read more »
Is Burkina Faso Out of the Woods?
ISS, 28 September 2015
Burkina Faso is currently emerging from the worst crisis since the popular uprising in October last year, which led to the fall of former president Blaise Compaoré. Read more »
Why Reinstatement of Burkina Faso's Interim Leader Is a Victory for Pan-Africanism
New Times, 28 September 2015
On September 23, Burkina Faso's interim President, Michel Kafando, was formally reinstated following a military coup carried out by presidential guards, the loyalists of the former… Read more »
Burkina Faso Back On Track?
Deutsche Welle, 24 September 2015
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the reinstatement of Burkina Faso's interim president Michel Kafando and the transitional institutions following a week-long coup. Read more »
How to Get the Transition Back On Track
allAfrica, 24 September 2015
When Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore introduced a bill in Parliament in October 2014 to modify the Constitution to extend his term in office, he never imagined that it… Read more »
Civilian Rule Returns for Eid
RFI, 24 September 2015
Tens of thousands of people gathered in Ouagadougou's municipal stadium on Thursday for a mass prayer for Eid or Tabaski, as the Muslim holy day is called in Burkina Faso. Read more »
ECOWAS Sends Buhari, Others to Oust Burkina Faso Coupists
Independent (Lagos), 23 September 2015
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has sent a delegation to the crisis rocking Burkina Faso to negotiate with the military junta and restor peace to the… Read more »
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