Since he lost power, following his overthrow by a popular insurrection in 2014, Blaise Compaoré has been in Côte d’Ivoire. Now of Ivorian nationality, he has not, since that date, returned to his country of origin. This has been done since this afternoon, Thursday, July 7, 2022. This return to Canada is part of national reconciliation.
President Compaoré’s desire to regain power after decades had triggered violent popular riots that forced him to go into exile in Côte d’Ivoire in October 2014. Today, eight years later, he is once again treading the soil of the land of men of integrity.
Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri SANDAOGO DAMIBA, Head of State who leads the transition in Burkina Faso has undertaken contacts for the participation of former President Blaise COMPAORE in the reconciliation process in his country. Arrangements are being made to ensure the participation of the former President of Faso in this process.” , had already announced Mr. Amadou COULIBALY, Ivorian Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Government Spokesman at the exit of the Council of Ministers on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.
As a reminder, Blaise Compaoré, was sentenced to life in prison after a trial that lasted six months, for his participation in the murder of his predecessor Thomas Sankara, killed with twelve of his companions during a coup in 1987. The military court of Ouagadougou also sentenced to life the commander of his guard Hyacinthe Kafando and General Gilbert Diendéré, one of the chiefs of the army during the putsch of 1987.