EXPLAINER: Why was ousted Burkina leader Compaore given Ivory Coast citizenship?

Published: 24/Feb/2016
Source: Mail & Guardian Africa

IN a piece of detail passed in November but only uncovered this week, ousted Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore, who fled to Ivory Coast after his October 2014 ouster, has been granted Ivorian citizenship there on his request.

Both Compaore and a younger brother named Francois, who he was seen as grooming to be his successor, were granted Ivorian nationality by decree.

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Themes: Naturalisation and Marriage, Nationality of Politicians
Regions: Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire
Year: 2016