Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso

Applications from those said to be former President Blaise Compaore’s allies were turned down, including Gen Djibril Bassole, who served as minister of foreign affairs in Compaore’s government.

Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso

The election, initially scheduled for Oct. 11, was delayed due to a coup attempt in September by presidential security guards loyal to Compaore.

The transition government returned to power after the army intervened and thwarted the coup.
Compaore was forced to step down in October last year after mass protests against his bid to extend his 27-year term in office. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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