November 23, 2017

Burkina Faso’s fmr president charged with treason

Burkina Faso’s fmr president charged with treason

Burkina Faso’s transitional council has indicted former president Blaise Compaore and some senior members of his government for high treason, the governing council said in a statement on Thursday.

Compaore, who ruled the West African nation with a firm hand for nearly three decades, was forced to flee last October after an uprising when he attempted to change the constitution to enable him to seek a third term in office.

He has since sought exile in neighbouring Ivory Coast.

The National Transitional Council, which is acting as parliament, said its members had voted to indict the former president and members of his government.

Some of the ministers include former foreign affairs minister Djibril Bassole and former security minister Jerome Bougouma, who was also charged with embezzlement and illegal enrichment. Read more

 

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