Burkina Faso Opposition Calls for Civil Disobedience Before Poll

Burkina Faso’s Congress for Democracy and Progress party called for a campaign of civil disobedience and a possible election boycott after the constitutional court blocked dozens of its allies from running in a national vote this year.

The court on Tuesday declared former lawmaker Eddie Komboigo among more than 40 people ineligible to be political candidates, according to the party.

The West African nation is scheduled on Oct. 11 to hold the first general elections since protests last year culminated in the removal of President Blaise Compaore, who ruled Africa’s fourth-biggest gold producer for 27 years. The Congress for Democracy and Progress is Compaore’s former ruling party.

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