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Burkina Faso President, A Canny Chameleon

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AFRICANGLOBE - After overthrowing his close friend Thomas Sankara in a bloody coup d'état, Burkina Faso's captain-turned-president, Blaise Compaoré, has held power for more than two decades. He was often accused of ruling with an iron fist and sponsoring rebellions all over west Africa. But nowadays Beau Blaise portrays himself as a respected statesman who can soothe rather than stir things up.

Is President Blaise Compaoré Finally On His Way Out?

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AFRICANGLOBE - Having been in power since 1987, when he led a coup d'état against his former friend and predecessor Thomas Sankara, Blaise Compaoré may finally see his time in office come to an end.

Burkina Faso: Dictator Blaise Compaoré Survives Assassination Attempt

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AFRICANGLOBE - A renegade soldier has made an attempt on the life of Burkina Faso's longtime dictator Blaise Compaoré, reports Fasozine. The attack took place on Friday night. Fasozine reports official sources as saying that a former member of the presidential guard, Romuald Tuina, was shot dead in a gun battle with security forces.
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