Burkina Faso and the Arab revolutions why its works for others?
It was just a coup like many in Africa. The difference here is that burkina stood for democracy to change things. from my point of view it was just childish calculation. If the population got raid of Blaise Compaore after 27 years. what was the new military group expecting? It is enough to hold your population in dark for so long. while we are still waiting for the west to create a universal law. No more everlasting leader, no more president from a coup. what we should learn from Burkina is the population have to be part of every process. There will be casualties, in any struggle it is just like the price you pay.
Other african country should get involve to remove any everlasting president. Zimbabwe, Cameroon, equatorial Guinea etc …
We have up coming elections in many african countries. The Burkina example might be useful. Evolution is the key word to lead Africa out of the dark. From DR Congo to cote d’Ivoire the election are held to renew office. some generation know only one president. Born in Cameroon in 1984 you have only had Paul Biya. The same occur in Zimbabwe, Congo, Guinea and more. This is a long-term process that could finalize in 2020. Africa has the youngest population in the world. The population is still in a rise and we could take advantage for the next generation.
The Arab falls with changes was a dynamic start. The black continent could catch up. The growth in economy should be on the mentality. like a general process moving forward the liberation of Africa as a continent. We have the most dynamic continent. Our constitutions and laws are not a century old. Therefore one can expect them to be updated. But some of our leader for the good or bad reason keep them still. If you can change the laws when it suits you for an election. You can definitely to improve the life of your people. In Burkina Compaore who ruled after a coup was involved in all the peace talk!!! Now you join the population to consider him and his friends as villains !!! This how good is the AU. Going where the wind blows just like tree. If you want to a tree at least be a mighty baobab!!!