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.
Former Burkinabé president Blaise Compaoré.
Burkina Faso: 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 »
Burkina Faso: 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 »
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 »