Blaise Compaore

africa

VICE News Interviews Leader of Burkina Faso Coup

General Gilbert Diendere says he's still in charge of the West African country, despite troops loyal to the government overtaking the capital city and freeing the president and prime minister.
Pierre Mareczko
9.22.15
africa

Burkina Faso General Is Really Sorry About That Whole Coup Thing

General Gilbert Diendere, a shadowy military official who served as a spy chief under ousted President Blaise Compaore, addressed the country on national television and said he was committed to giving authority back to the transitional government.
Lucie Aubourg
9.21.15
africa

Burkina Faso Coup Leaders May Bow to Protesters and Reinstate Interim Government

African mediators held talks with junta head General Gilbert Diendere, who reportedly plans to reinstate an interim government led by ousted President Michel Kafando.
Reuters News Agency
9.19.15
africa

Burkina Faso Coup Leaders Release President As Security Forces Squash Protests

The decision to free interim President Michel Kafando appeared to signal flexibility by the military junta following this week's government takeover.
Reuters and VICE News
9.18.15
africa

Burkina Faso on The Brink of Political Crisis Ahead of Presidential Election

Less than a year ago, Burkina Faso's president of 27 years was forced to resign, a transitional government has been in charge, and now presidential elections may be delayed
Pierre-Louis Caron
7.10.15
Burkina Faso

Revolution in Burkina Faso: The Fall of Compaoré

VICE News documents the final hours of the president of Burkina Faso's 27-year long reign, as a popular revolution reaches its turbulent conclusion on the streets of the capital Ouagadougou.
VICE News
1.16.15
africa

Burkina Faso Official Will Ask Morocco to Extradite Former President

Interim Prime Minister Isaac Zida vowed to extradite ousted leader Blaise Compaoré and investigate abuses committed during his 27-year reign.
Virgile Dall’Armellina
11.28.14
africa

Civilian Rule Restored in Burkina Faso as Former UN Ambassador is Named Interim President

The retired diplomat's nomination was announced just a few hours before officials signed a transition charter to guide the country towards elections scheduled for 2015.
Melodie Bouchaud
11.17.14
africa

Mystery Deepens Over How Much France Helped Ousted President Flee Burkina Faso

French forces were allegedly mobilized to evacuate Blaise Compaoré into neighboring Ivory Coast after violent protests in Burkina Faso last Friday.
Virgile Dall’Armellina
11.4.14
africa

'People Don't Trust Him': Uncertainty Surrounds Colonel in Control of Burkina Faso

Military officer Isaac Zida has emerged from the shadows to declare himself interim head of state amid ongoing protests in Burkina Faso.
Virgile Dall’Armellina
11.3.14
africa

Protesters Revolt Against Army Takeover in Burkina Faso

Thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Ouagadougou on Sunday to express outrage over the declared interim leadership of Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida.
Liz Fields
11.2.14
africa

Army Colonel Assumes Power in Burkina Faso After President Resigns

After violent protests ousted President Blaise Compaoré, Burkina Faso's military issued a declaration in support of Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida's claim to authority.
Liz Fields
11.1.14
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