Blaise Compaoré


Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore meets the Bamako and Tuareg... News PhotoAfrican Union,Bamako,Blaise Compaoré,Burkina Faso,Conflict,Europe,European Union,Horizontal,Ouagadougou,Palace,Tuareg,United Nations,WarPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPBurkina Faso President Blaise Compaore meets the Bamako and Tuareg delegations in the presence of United Nations, African Union and European Union representatives, on June 10, 2013, at the presidential palace in Ouagadougou. Mali's government has been struggling to reestablish its authority over all of the west African country after a March 2012 coup in Bamako created a power vacuum that saw Al-Qaeda linked Islamists and Tuareg rebels overrun the north. Burkina Faso's mediators hosting talks between Mali's government and armed Tuareg rebels said on June 10 they hoped for an agreement to enable elections to be held next month. AFP PHOTO / AHMED OUOBA (Photo credit should read AHMED OUOBA/AFP/Getty Images)