In Burkina Faso, former President Kaboré left the country for medical reasons

Former Burkinabè head of state Roch Marc Christian Kaboré (here in Ouagadougou on June 30, 2020) leaves for the Emirates to receive treatment.

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The former president travels to Abidjan before joining the United Arab Emirates for a medical examination.

This is Roch Marc Christian Kaboré's first foreign outing since his fall on January 24, 2022.


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With our correspondent in Ouagadougou,

Yaya Boudani


This is not a medical evacuation.

It is for a medical examination, planned for a long time, and to rest

, ”reassures a close friend of the ex-president.

Roch Marc Christian Kaboré had wanted to go out of the country for medical reasons.

After a few months of detention, he needed to do some medical checks, but he does not suffer from any particular illness, assures our interlocutor. 

Not to mention authorization, one of his collaborators salutes the diligence of the Transitional government in processing the documents for this first trip of the former president outside Burkina Faso.


The transitional authorities have facilitated the administrative formalities for him to travel to the United Arab Emirates as soon as possible

 ," he said.

Before that, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré has been on a stopover since this evening in

Abidjan, where ex-president Blaise Compaoré has been living in exile since his fall in October 2014. 

Ivorian has not been disclosed

 ", confides a former collaborator. 


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