Friday, October 31, 2014

More winds of change

Le Monde quotes one of the protesters who helped drive Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaoré from power yesterday --

« Quand je suis né, Blaise Compaoré était déjà président, expliquait l’un d’eux. Je viens d’obtenir ma maîtrise en droit, je ne trouve pas de travail, mais lui est toujours là. C’est normal ? »

"When I was born, he was already President ... I just got my law degree, I can't find a job, but he's still there, this is normal?"

Not the only country where that excellent question could be asked, not least for cases where the strongman has handed off to the son.