Who guards the guardians in Burkina Faso?

Civil society has played a key role in Burkina Faso’s transition to democracy. But independent organisations must stay independent for real change Read more »

11 July 2016

Will they, won't they? Africa's third-term presidents

Peace Direct's Local Peacebuilding Experts come together to discuss key issues in a new series of reports. Read more »

17 May 2016

Military coup in Burkina Faso: report from the ground

Peace Direct's Local Correspondent for Burkina Faso, Boris Some, reports from the ground on the military coup Read more »

18 September 2015

Just getting on with it: a Burkinabé attitude to change

Lise Rosendal Østergaard argues that a national sense of pragmatism helped prevent violence after the removal of Burkina Faso's president last year. Read more »

05 March 2015

The changing of the guard: Burkinabé civil society says no to coup by stealth

Boris Somé reports on political drama and the role civil society is playing in ensuring a peaceful democratic transition in Burkina Faso Read more »

25 February 2015

Civil conflict, civil society: a history of political and social change in Burkina Faso

Herman J. Cohen gives an overview of Burkinabé history and the role that civil society has played in recent years. Read more »

04 February 2015

Politics, protest, peace: preparing for elections in Burkina Faso

Boris Somé discusses an initiative being developed to ensure a peaceful general election in Burkina Faso next year. Read more »

22 December 2014

Back to the future in Burkina Faso

Boris Somé introduces Insight on Conflict’s new Burkina Faso section. Read more »

28 November 2014