ARTICLES RELATING TO BLAISE COMPAORE

Burkina excludes ex-President's allies from legislative polls

2015-08-26 16:09

Burkina Faso’s constitutional council has declared more than 40 people linked to former Blaise Compaore’s ruling alliance ineligible for an October legislative election.

Ousted Burkina leader loyalists challenge treason indictment

2015-07-29 10:32

Loyalists of Burkina Faso’s ousted president Blaise Compaore have petitioned the country’s constitutional council to cancel the former leader’s indictment for treason, sources say.

Burkina MPs seek treason trial against ousted leader

2015-07-17 14:36

Lawmakers from Burkina Faso’s interim parliament have adopted a resolution asking the High Court to put deposed leader Blaise Compaore on trial for “high treason” and violating the constitution.

West Africa body denounces Burkina Faso electoral code

2015-07-14 05:38

The West African regional body has denounced the Burkina Faso electoral code that excludes candidates.

Burkina law bars ex-president's allies from running for office

2015-04-08 10:35

Lawmakers in Burkina Faso have modified the electoral code to prevent people from standing for office if they had supported a failed move last year to allow then-president Blaise Compaore to seek new term.

Burkina Faso's former ruling party suspended

2014-12-16 08:04

Transitional authorities in Burkina Faso have suspended the political party of the president who was forced from power earlier this year.

24 killed in Burkina's anti-Compaore uprising

2014-11-26 17:55

Twenty-four people were killed and 624 others were wounded in the popular uprising that toppled long-time president Blaise Compaore in October, a committee appointed by PM Isaac Zida says.

Burkina military retains powerful posts in new cabinet

2014-11-24 08:08

Burkina Faso's new interim government will hold its first meeting, with the military retaining powerful posts after the army took over in the wake of a popular revolt.

Burkina's Compaore to stay for limited period – Morocco

2014-11-21 19:37

Burkina Faso's former president Blaise Compaore, who was toppled in a popular uprising last month, will stay in Morocco for a limited period after fleeing his country, the Moroccan government says.

Burkina Faso army maintains hold on power

2014-11-20 11:20

Burkina Faso’s military is maintaining a grip on government despite pressure for a civilian transition, with the army officer who took power after the fall of president Blaise Compaore coming in as PM.

 

2 ex-ministers held in Burkina Faso corruption probe

2015-08-19 20:19

Two former ministers in the government of Burkina Faso’s toppled leader Blaise Compaore have been arrested as part of a corruption investigation, the state prosecutor says.

Burkina Faso reshuffles govt 3 months before polls

2015-07-20 12:45

Burkina Faso’s interim president Michel Kafando has reshuffled government to strengthen his power three months before the West African country holds general elections.

Burkina Faso candidates urged to tackle forced marriage

2015-07-15 18:30

Burkina Faso's presidential candidates must commit to tackling forced and early marriage and improving access to contraception, sex education and health services for women and girls ahead of elections in October, a rights group says.

Burkina Faso to exhume grave of Thomas Sankara

2015-05-25 18:02

Burkina Faso is exhuming the graves of thirteen people including revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara, whose death nearly 30 years ago in a coup has remained a mystery.

Burkina Faso passes corruption law

2015-03-04 15:54

Burkina Faso’s interim parliament has approved an anti-corruption law, one of two pieces of legislation required by the World Bank before it will release $100m in budget support.

Burkina wants to extradite former president

2014-11-28 07:40

Burkina Faso will ask Morocco to extradite ousted leader Blaise Compaore, interim Prime Minister Isaac Zida told reporters after the new government's first meeting.

Interim government meets in Burkina Faso

2014-11-24 15:42

Burkina Faso’s interim government has met for the first time, with the military retaining key jobs about three weeks after it seized power amid a popular uprising.

Burkina govt set to be named after delay

2014-11-23 14:06

The delayed announcement of Burkina Faso’s interim minister is expected, with the country waiting to see the extent of military influence under civilian President Michel Kafando.

Ousted Burkina leader arrives in Morocco from I Coast

2014-11-21 08:47

Burkina Faso’s deposed president Blaise Compaore has arrived in Morocco from Ivory Coast, where he has been in exile since his ouster in a popular revolt last month, the Moroccan foreign ministry says.

Burkina Faso set to appoint army's Zida as PM

2014-11-19 10:03

Veteran diplomat Michael Kafando, just sworn in as Burkina Faso’s interim president,is set to appoint army strongman Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida as prime minister, an official says.

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