Roch Kaboré
Prime Minister of Burkina FAso
Roch Kaboré
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré is a Burkinabe politician who was President of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso from 2002 to 2012. He also served as President of the Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP).
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12 Burkina Faso troops killed in jihadist attack
Yahoo News - 2 months
At least 12 Burkina Faso soldiers were killed Friday in what local authorities said was the biggest ever jihadist attack on the army, at a base near the restive border with Mali. "A detachment of our army's anti-terrorist force suffered a murderous attack which claimed the lives of 12 of our valiant soldiers and left some wounded," said President Roch Marc Christian Kabore, in an address to the nation.
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Burkina Faso, French Troops End Deadly Hotel Siege Claimed By Al Qaeda Group
Huffington Post - about 1 year
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- The Al-Qaida fighters who stormed a popular hangout in Burkina Faso's capital at dinnertime came with a mission to kill as many people as possible, firing at people as they moved to a nearby hotel and setting the cafe ablaze, survivors and officials said Saturday. When the gunfire stopped after a more than 12-hour siege, at least 28 people had been slain in an unprecedented attack on this West African country long spared the jihadist violence experienced by its neighbors. Like the extremist attacks from Paris to Jakarta, the assailants in the Friday evening attack targeted an area where people from different nationalities gathered to enjoy life. Here in Ouagadougou, the victims had been grabbing a cold drink outside or staying at one of the capital's few upscale hotels. In this city with a large aid worker presence, the attackers sought to shoot as many non-Muslims as possible, screaming Allahu akhbar (Arabic for God is great) as they entered. ...
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Why Should We Care About Democracy in Africa? What the Recent Election in Burkina Faso Can Teach Us
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The results of a historic election in Burkina Faso, the first in nearly 30 years, were recently announced. After three weeks in office, the new government issued an international warrant for the arrest of Blaise Compaoré, the dictator who was thrown out as a result of popular protest. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, the leader of a newly-formed party called the Movement of People for Progress, was elected president on December 1, 2015. The West African nation's first election in decades was the direct result of peaceful protest that started in the summer of 2013 by a grassroots movement called "Le Balai Citoyen" or "The Civic Broom." This movement, co-founded by reggae star Sams'K Le Jah and rapper Serge Bambara ("Smockey"), combined the simple symbolism of the broom and the idea of citizenship as they mobilized the people to clean up the country through progressive civic engagement. We have all heard about Boko Haram and pirates off the coast of Somalia. But who has heard of th ...
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Can old faces bring true change after Burkina Faso polls?
Yahoo News - about 1 year
A year after an uprising toppled Blaise Compaore after he led Burkina Faso for 27 years, the people of the west African country have elected a new leader whose deep ties to the old regime make many doubt the prospects for real change. President-elect Roch Marc Christian Kabore had a succession of strategic jobs under Compaore before falling out of favour just 10 months before the insurrection of October 2014. Kabore, whose Movement of the People of Progress (MPP) won 55 of 127 seats in the November 30 polls, has vowed a "total break with the old regime".
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Former PM Kabore elected president of Burkina Faso
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Roch Marc Christian Kabore has won Burkina Faso's presidential election, official results showed, after a year of turmoil that saw the west African country's former leader deposed and the military try to seize power. Kabore, who governed under former strongman Blaise Compaore before turning his back on the old regime, won the vote in the first round with 53.49 percent of ballots, the electoral commission said late Monday. The new president also expressed his "warm congratulations" to the election authorities that organised the poll, the first time in almost three decades Burkina has voted in a new leader.
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Le développement socio-économique du Burkina Faso passe par une façon de ... -
Google News - over 5 years
Marc-Christian Roch Kaboré a succédé à Youssouf Ouédraogo au poste de premier ministre. Il forme son premier gouvernement. Ouédraogo est un homme tellement neuf dans la vie politique du pays qu'un quotidien burkinabè va illustrer sa nomination avec une
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
  • 2016
    Age 58
    He appointed Paul Kaba Thieba, an economist, as Prime Minister on 7 January 2016.
    More Details Hide Details The composition of the new government was announced on 13 January, with Kaboré personally taking charge of the ministerial portfolio for defense and veteran affairs.
  • 2015
    Age 57
    He was sworn in as President on 29 December 2015.
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    He was elected as President of Burkina Faso in the November 2015 general election, winning a majority in the first round of voting.
    More Details Hide Details Upon taking office, he became the first non-interim president in 49 years with no past ties to the military.
  • 2014
    Age 56
    Kaboré, along with a number of other prominent figures in the CDP, announced his resignation from the party on 6 January 2014. Those who resigned said that the party was being run in an undemocratic and damaging manner, and they expressed opposition to plans to amend the constitution to eliminate term limits, which would allow President Blaise Compaoré to stand for re-election in 2015. On 25 January 2014, a new opposition party led by Kaboré, the People's Movement for Progress (Mouvement du Peuple pour le Progrès, MPP), was founded. At an MPP convention held at the Ouagadougou Palais des Sports on 4–5 July 2015, Kaboré was officially confirmed as the MPP candidate for the presidential elections due to be held on 29 November 2015.
    More Details Hide Details In the election, held on 29 November 2015, Kaboré won the election in the first round of voting, receiving 53.5% of the vote against 29.7% for the second place candidate, Zephirin Diabré.
  • 2002
    Age 44
    On 6 June 2002, he was elected as President of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso, succeeding Mélégué Maurice Traoré. In the May 2007 parliamentary election, Kaboré was re-elected to the National Assembly as the first candidate on the CDP's national list.
    More Details Hide Details Following the election, the National Assembly again elected Kaboré as its President. He received 90 votes, while Norbert Tiendrébéogo received 13; there were seven invalid votes.
  • 1994
    Age 36
    He served in the government of Burkina Faso as a Minister, was a Special Adviser of the President, and has been a Deputy in the National Assembly. He became Prime Minister in 1994. When the Congress for Democracy and Progress was formed in early February 1996, Kaboré resigned as Prime Minister and became the new ruling party's First Vice-President, as well as Special Adviser at the Presidency.
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    Previously he served as Prime Minister of Burkina Faso from 1994 to 1996 and President of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso from 2002 to 2012.
    More Details Hide Details He also served as President of the Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP). In January 2014, he left the ruling CDP and founded a new opposition party, the People's Movement for Progress.
  • 1984
    Age 26
    In 1984, aged 27, he was named the General Director of the BIB; he remained in that post until September 1989, when he was appointed to the government.
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  • 1979
    Age 21
    There, he completed his BA in 1979 and his Master's in 1980.
    More Details Hide Details Kaboré, like his father, Charles Bila Kaboré (who was a government minister under President Maurice Yaméogo), worked as a banker for the International Bank of Burkina (BIB). He was eventually promoted to head Burkina Faso's largest bank during the presidency of Thomas Sankara.
  • 1962
    Age 4
    Kaboré was born in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso. He attended school from 1962 to 1968, when he received his CPS (Certificate of Primary School).
    More Details Hide Details On completing this basic education certificate, he attended the Collège Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, a selective school in Ouagadougou. He studied there from 1968 to 1975, passing his BEPC or General Certificate ('O' Level) in 1972 and his baccalauréat ('A' level) in 1975. He went on to study economics at the University of Dijon, majoring in business administration.
  • 1957
    Born on April 25, 1957.
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