Burkina Faso

Fall of a strongman

Print edition : November 28, 2014

Over a million anti-government protesters thronged the Place de la Nation in Ouagadougou on October 31, forcing President Blaise Compaore to give up office. Photo: JOE PENNEY/REUTERS

Blaise Compaore, who was forced to quit, has much to answer for if immunity from prosecution is taken away from him. Photo: Francois Mori/AP

Blaise Compaore’s ouster as President in a popular uprising has left a political vacuum as the opposition is against a military ruler.
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