Compaore, who fled to neighbouring Ivory Coast during a popular revolt in 2014 against his attempts to change the constitution and extend his 27-year-rule, is being tried in absentia.
Trial of Ex-Leader Blaise Compaore Under Way
Al Jazeera, 15 May 2017
A closely-watched trial of Burkina Faso's Blaise Compaore, former president, and members of his cabinet is under way in the capital, Ouagadougou. Read more »
Former Burkinabé president Blaise Compaoré.
Trial of Former Leader Blaise Compaore Adjourned
Al Jazeera, 16 May 2017
The closely-watched and long-delayed trial of Blaise Compaore, Burkina Faso's former president, and members of his cabinet has been adjourned for a month after his lawyers claimed… Read more »
Trial Delayed for Burkina Faso's Former President
VOA, 28 April 2017
A Burkina Faso court has postponed the start of the trial of ex-president Blaise Compaoré and his former Cabinet. The accused are being tried for their alleged role in the… 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 »
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 »
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