Burkina Faso

Large demo planned for tomorrow


Problems remain for the government of President Blaise Compaoré as opposition groups have called for a day of demonstrations tomorrow (Saturday 30th April 2011).

So far this year there have been uprisings by students, the armed forces and businesses. The latest to complain about high prices and low wages this week were the police.

Burkina Faso has suffered from the problems in Cote d’Ivoire where many of its people work and with whom it trades. Trust appears to have been lost in the government and more problems are expected as more groups find the voice to protest. It is unlikely, however, that there will be a North African style uprising in this country which is one of the poorest in Africa.

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