Flash points ahead…. marches planned for Ouagadougou

The CDP is planning a march this Saturday and opposition talking of counter-march… responses to last Saturday’s march against the Senate. Opposition finally found a nice wedge issue… average person has hard time agreeing with fairly lame justifications for Senate, and instead is sympathetic to evocative “budgetivore” characterization, as well as “backdoor trap to revise two term limit, article 37, of constitution.” Perception here is all that really matters, as with any good wedge issue.

Anyway, people will be a bit nervous about what may or may not be planned… Burkina usually does not have a big problem with provocateurs, but you never know.

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Economist at Santa Clara University and Director of Friends of African Village Libraries.
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