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Burkina Faso: Compaoré Charged With ‘High Treason’


The Burkina Faso parliament approved charges of “high treason” against former president Blaise Compaoré, who fled abroad in October amid a popular uprising.


Sixty on 63 legislators voted in favor of the motion. Compaoré will stand trial before the High court of justice, created in 1995 under the Constitution with the exclusive competence of trying crimes committed by Heads of State and former heads of state.

Burkina Faso is in a transition phase that foresees presidential and legitlative elections by October 11.


MISNA, or the Missionary International Service News Agency, provides daily news ‘from, about and for’ the 'world’s Souths', not just in the geographical sense, since December 1997.

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