In the aftermath of the failed coup in Burkina Faso, questions are being raised on how to get the electoral process on track again and whether members of the former ruling party will take part. But the streets of Burkina Faso’s capital city, Ouagadougou, are busy again as people try to move on from the events of September 16, which paralyzed all economic activity for a week. Saidou Zangre reopened his clothes shop Saturday. “The recovery can’t be automatic,” he said. “It is also our role to come back into the city center and show people that it’s OK, that there is no problem anymore.”
The transitional government, led by interim President Michel Kafando, met Friday, two days after he announced he was back in charge.
The decision was made to dissolve the presidential guard, or RSP, the elite unit that was behind the failed coup.
The RSP had said it wanted “inclusive elections” and a reversal of a decree issued by transitional authorities weeks earlier that barred some former members of ex-President Blaise Compaoré’s government from running.