Burkina Faso suspends opposition party


The activities of Burkina Faso’s opposition party, the Patriotic Front for Renewal  FPR, have been suspended for three months after it demanded the resignation of President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré and his government.

On November 3, FPR said President Kaboré who was elected in 2015 had failed to stem Islamist militant activity in the country.

According to reports its leader Aristide Ouedraogo later repeated the call days later.

Minister for Territorial Administration Simeon Sawadogo is quoted as saying “FPR had violated laws regulating political parties.”

He ordered the party, which has no seat in parliament, not hold meetings in the period of the suspension.

In January, President Kaboré prime minister and the entire cabinet resigned over a rise in kidnappings and jihadist attacks.


Christopher Ojilere