n Africa Conflict Monitor - Burkina Faso's transition under threat - cracks start to show in the interim government : in the final analysis

Volume 2015, Issue 03
  • ISSN : 2311-6943


Burkina Faso's interim government is facing growing friction from agitators within the elite Regiment of Presidential Security who oppose perceived efforts to limit their power and influence. The interim prime minister, himself a former commander of the RPS, is at the centre of apparent factional tensions within the military. Such tensions add to the already delicate situation in Burkina Faso as the interim government attempts to nurse the country to elections in November.

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