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Policy Brief on Burkina Faso: – Burkina Faso’s Test of Resilience and Democratic Stability – The 2015 Political Dynamics and Drifts


With the renaming of Upper Volta to Burkina Faso in 1984, the concept of the “Land of Upright People” set forth a new promise for political stability and economic prosperity. Those hopes and aspirations were amplified with the ushering in of democratic rule over the past 15 years. This is now tested as the country prepares for elections in 2015. On January 18 2014, over 10,000 Burkinabe’s rallied in the nation’s capital, Ouagadougou, and other cities to protest what they consider to be the centralization of political power in the presidency since 1987.

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