Rumors have been swirling for weeks, from Abidjan to Ouagadougou. What if, eight years after being ousted from power by ses compatriots, Blaise Compaore soon to be back home in Burkina Faso? This scenario, which was still unlikely a few months ago, must materialize in the hours to come.
“The principle of a return is acquired. It now remains to refine the final terms, ”slips a close collaborator of the former president. “We are hopeful that he be back very soon, we are now awaiting official confirmation,” adds another. This case has been personally monitored for several months by Alassane Ouattara. According to a source located in Ouagadougou, the “Compaoré case” was also mentioned at the summit of ECOWAS Heads of State, in Accra, on 3 July.