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Political Tension Grips Burkina Faso Ahead of Elections

Nearly a year after a civilian uprising ousted Africa’s longest-ruling leaders, Blaise Compaore, Burkina Faso’s transitional government is gearing up for critical presidential elections next October.  With about four months to go before elections, observers say Burkina Faso’s transitional government must focus on organizing the ballot and promoting a peaceful climate. But recent tensions between Prime Minister Yacouba Izaac Zida and the RSP, the presidential security regiment,...

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