Hey Blaise, hope you're hunkered down over there! As far as I can tell from here, Burkina Faso is minutes away from declaring the end of you, via a huge popular protest and the support of the military - all things you'd have had a better time handling if you'd ever read my book. If you're still in Ouagadougou and wondering what to do, have a look at the chapters on Managing Uprisings and Endgame - you're going to need it.
Then, just to make sure you are getting the comfort and support you need in this time of crisis, I recommend hugging a stuffed animal. Worked for Mobutu (pictured) and the rest of the dictators in this photo series, from Khadaffi to Castro to Chavez. Everyone needs a hug from Mr. Piggy-Wiggy, eh Blaise?