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NPC to Host Newsmaker Briefing with President Blaise Compaore

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President of Burkina Faso will address Newsmaker Aug. 7

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso will address an NPC Newsmaker at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, n the National Press Club's Zenger Room.

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Compaoré, who has been president since 1987, will give his assessment of the results of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit taking place in Washington Aug. 5-6.

He also plans to speak on his role as a regional mediator to resolve conflicts in West Africa.

Burkina Faso, which means "land of the honest people," is home to Africa's largest film festival, The Panafrican Film and TV Festival of Ouagadougou.

Like all Newsmakers events, this news conference is open to credentialed media and National Press Club members. No advance registration is required.

This Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 7, at 5 p.m. in the Club's Zenger Room, on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, Washington DC 20045.

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