Roch Marc Kabore is Burkina Faso’s first new president in decades. The historic poll was preceded by last year’s popular protests that toppled longstanding president Blaise Compaore as well as by a brief counter-coup.
Not for the first time, a terror attack in Ouagadougou has left many people dead. But terror is not only a problem in the capital of Burkina Faso. The threat is present throughout the country, says Thomas Mösch.
The land-locked African country, with virtually no democratic history, has sworn in a freely elected president: Roch Marc Kabore. A day earlier some 20 soldiers were arrested for plotting to free an accused coup plotter.
A warrant for the arrest of an ousted head of state and the mysterious death of a left-wing revolutionary leader 28 years ago could signal a challenge for Burkina Faso's president elect Roch Marc Kabore.
Roch Marc Christian Kabore has won Burkina Faso's presidential election, officials say. The result follows a year of turmoil that saw the West African country's former leader deposed and the military attempt a coup.
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