Donderdag 21 April 2016

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ASC Seminar: The Limits of Power: Trade Union Pluralism and Politics in Burkina Faso
Donderdag 21 April 2016 15:30 - 17:00

In October 2014 a massive popular uprising, spearheaded by the country’s trade unions, toppled the regime of Burkina Faso’s president, Blaise Compaoré, after 27 years in office. The unrest that ended Compaoré’s reign bore a striking resemblance to that of almost half a century earlier, in January 1966, when Burkina’s trade union movement led widespread demonstrations that ousted the country’s first president, Maurice Yaméogo. On both occasions, the pluralist trade union movement banded together to demonstrate its collective political strength.Please register