Africa: Politics and Societies South of the Sahara

Burkina Faso: The Last Dance of the Ancien Regime

Posted in African Politics, Burkina Faso by ruben eberlein on November 9, 2015

Read my article about the counter coup in Burkina Faso in September that appeared in the latest issue of Konkret. I was lucky to take part in a symposium on the situation in the country here in Berlin, organised by Afrique Avenir. Smockey and Sams K Le Jah, popular musicians who started the civic movement Le Balai Citoyen, and others discussed the immediate past, present and future of Burkina Faso. They sent a strong message of courageousness that the days of repression and persecution of dissent are over in the “country of upright citizens”.

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