Monday, April 18, 2011

"Burkina Faso President Dismisses Cabinet as Soldiers Loot in Ouagadougou"

I'm quoted in Simon Gongo and Jason McLure's Bloomberg article about Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore dismissing his government. Here's my quote:
“There is a long history in Burkina of high unemployment, economic inequality, closed politics and police repression,” David Shinn, a former U.S. ambassador to the country, said in an e-mailed response to questions. “Similar factors applied to Tunisia and Egypt,” where popular protests ousted longstanding rulers earlier this year.

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