Jean-Baptiste Ouédraogo

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Major Dr. Jean-Baptiste Ouédraogo (born June 30, 1942) was President of Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) from 8 November 1982 following the 1982 Upper Voltan coup d'état to 4 August 1983,[1] when he was overthrown in a coup d'état which brought Thomas Sankara into power.

He is a medical doctor and currently[when?] operates a medical facility (Notre-Dame de la Paix) on the outskirts of Ouagadougou.[2]


  1. ^ "Jean-Baptiste Ouédraogo". Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "PEDIATRICS". Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Saye Zerbo
President of Upper Volta
Succeeded by
Thomas Sankara