Calm returns to Burkina Faso

According to recent news reports, and confirmed by Charles Tankoano of our partner NGO (APDC), the situation in Burkina Faso is more settled. Charles writes: “Calm has returned but it is not very reassuring because the splinter group (RSP) is not yet fully désarmé. But disarmament continues. The whole country is mobilized to resolve this situation in the best interests of the people.” However, Charles also adds that a lingering worry is the support and power of former president, Blaise Compaore, currently in exile in Morocco, but whom Charles believes is secretly supported by France and some other African countries. Thus, looking to the future, the political situation in Burkina Faso and some of its neighbours remains unsettled. The upcoming elections, slated for October 11, 2015 will be critical for the people of Burkina Faso and I’m sure there will be ongoing updates. For more information about the recent political events, click on the links below.

BBC news: Seven lessons from Burkina Faso’s seven-day coup

BBC news: Michel Kafanda re-instated as president