Burkina Faso and the reform of the army: where do we stand two years after the popular insurrection?

This paper analyzes the reform of the armed forces in Burkina Faso, two years after the collapse of the Blaise Compaoré regime. The reform is a continuation of the democratic change brought about by the October 2014 revolution. The stability of the new government headed by President Roch Kaboré and the need to respond to the terrorist threat are the main issues and challenges. Despite the changes recorded, the reform is still limited in its scope, because it doesn’t yet address the defense paradigm of the country.

Crédit photo : Forces armées nationales (FAN) du Burkina Faso (source : aouaga.com/photographe A.O)