Change of regime leaves Burkina Faso disillusioned
15 November 2019 | 7:32 pm
Five years after an uprising chased Blaise Compaore from power, terrorism and its dire impact on a rural economy cast a pall over a country that had hoped for a democratic, prosperous future.
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