He had left the country on October 31, 2014 with the help of the French, who had discreetly exfiltrated him to save him from the wrath of the street. He returned there with that of the Ivorians, who welcomed him et protected during the eight years that his exile lasted on the shores of the Ébrié lagoon. Such is the life of Blaise Compaoré: that of a former president who, after having rendered innumerable services during his twenty-seven years in power, now enjoys many supporters.
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This Thursday, July 7, it is therefore aboard a Gulfstream G550 of the Ivorian presidency, specially chartered by Alassane Ouattara, that the former head of state of Burkina Faso landed in Ouagadougou shortly avant 14 hours. At his side, his wife, Chantal, as well as the special adviser to the Ivorian president, Ally Coulibaly.
For this long-awaited return home, Blaise Compaoré, in a blue suit and gray tie, has kept a low profile. Until the end, his relatives had maintained the vagueness on the date and time of his arrival. “We didn’t want to overdo it because of the context,” soberly explains one of ses intimate.
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