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Burkina Faso: A who’s who of former president Compaoré’s faithful allies

By Jeune Afrique
Posted on Monday, 24 May 2021 09:27

Blaise Compaoré's inner circle. ©

Burkina Faso’s former president Blaise Compaoré is planning to return home soon. Several of his colleagues in Ouagadougou and those in exile in Abidjan will help him do so, along with some of his more loyal party leaders.

Nearly seven years after his fall, Compaoré’s shadow continues to hang over Burkinabe politics. His influential party, the Congrès pour la Démocratie et le Progrès (CDP), returned to the forefront of the country’s political scene during the November 2020 elections and its new leader, Eddie Komboïgo, is now the head of the opposition.