Monthly Archives: January 2017


Ouagadougou airport. The plane carrying the first cohort of the battalion named Badenya 4 meaning friendship in English has just landed. Passengers are getting out wearing blue-sky hats and the UN emblem at their shoulders. They’re all coming back from northern Mali where they spent a year at Tombouctou in peacekeeping mission. They are all happy to come back safe.

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The caporal Madi Ouedraogo, sergent Mahamadi Zalle and the marabou have been convicted to 15 years of jail during a 10 ten days trial. The trial of the 27 former RSP members and 2 civilians suspected for having plotted an attack against the military prison and many other institutions is going from surprise to surprise. Continue reading