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Burkina Faso : Burkina siege ends, new assault underway
on 2016/1/16 20:32:35
Burkina Faso

Click to see original Image in a new windowSecurity forces have ended a siege laid by al-Qaeda militants to a hotel and a nearby restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital, but another assault is underway at a second hotel next to the eatery.

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Burkina Faso : Burkina Faso issues arrest warrant for ousted President Compaoré
on 2015/12/22 16:21:56
Burkina Faso

Click to see original Image in a new windowBurkina Faso has issued an international arrest warrant for ousted President Blaise Compaoré over his alleged role in the murder of former President Thomas Sankara nearly 30 years ago.

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Burkina Faso : Burkina Faso coup leaders sign agreement to withdraw
on 2015/9/23 19:33:23
Burkina Faso

Click to see original Image in a new windowBurkina Faso’s elite presidential guards, who recently staged a coup in the country, have signed an agreement with the army, pledging to withdraw from their positions.

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Burkina Faso : Burkinabe officials announce new government
on 2014/11/24 20:33:00
Burkina Faso

Click to see original Image in a new windowBurkina Faso’s transitional leaders have announced a new 25-member government, tasked with guiding the country to elections next year.

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Burkina Faso : Burkina Faso military ruler reinstates constitution
on 2014/11/16 20:26:31
Burkina Faso

Click to see original Image in a new windowBurkina Faso's acting head of state has reinstated the country's constitution which was suspended following the ouster of President Blaise Compaoré.

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Burkina Faso : AU chief to push for Burkina Faso handover
on 2014/11/11 20:34:46
Burkina Faso

Click to see original Image in a new windowThe African Union’s president has arrived in Burkina Faso to push for a quicker transition of power from the military to a civilian structure.

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Burkina Faso : Burkina Faso factions agree on transition government
on 2014/11/10 20:22:47
Burkina Faso

Click to see original Image in a new windowBurkina Faso's political parties, army, and civil society groups have agreed on a transition government to guide the West African country to elections following the ouster of President Blaise Compaoré.

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Burkina Faso : Burkinabe handover possible in 2 weeks: Military
on 2014/11/5 18:10:20
Burkina Faso

Click to see original Image in a new windowBurkina Faso’s military, which is in control of the country following the resignation of the decades-long President Blaise Compaoré, says power transition is possible within two weeks.

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Burkina Faso : Burkinabe opposition, civil society call for new demo
on 2014/11/2 20:24:19
Burkina Faso

Click to see original Image in a new windowOpposition and civil society leaders in Burkina Faso have called for another mass rally after the military claimed power following the ouster of President Blaise Compaoré.

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Burkina Faso : 2nd Burkinese army cmdr. declares himself president
on 2014/11/1 20:32:05
Burkina Faso

Click to see original Image in a new windowA second military commander has declared himself president in Burkina Faso after the resignation of the West African country’s long-serving President Blaise Compaore.

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Burkina Faso : Protesters Demand Stop to Constitutional Change
on 2014/10/29 16:21:58
Burkina Faso

Click to see original Image in a new windowIn Ouagadougou, nearly one million people have taken to the streets on Tuesday, organizers of the rally have said. The march itself was peaceful. But clashes had erupted between protesters and security forces shortly before the marching, and again at mid-day.

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Burkina Faso : Burkina Faso ambassador resigns amid probe
on 2012/9/19 14:10:00
Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's ambassador to France, Joseph Pare, has resigned following the publication of the findings of the country's anti-fraud body which accused him of embezzling 260 million West African francs ($518,000) while he was minister of education.

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Burkina Faso : Burkina Faso: President deplores Muslim violence
on 2012/9/17 14:22:54
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AP
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — President Blaise Compaore is calling on Muslims to stop using violence as a way of expression.

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Burkina Faso : Thousands protest in Burkina Faso against price hike
on 2012/5/27 19:57:35
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AFP
Several thousand people protested across the poor west African country of Burkina Faso on Saturday to denounce a steep spike in the prices of basic food items and petrol.

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Burkina Faso : 1,500 Malians flee Tuareg conflict to Burkina Faso
on 2012/2/7 17:39:47
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AFP
More than 1,500 Malians fleeing a Tuareg rebellion in the north and reprisal attacks in Bamako have found refuge in neighbouring Burkina Faso, a security official said Monday.

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Burkina Faso : Burkina customs chief fired over mystery cash
on 2012/1/3 14:23:27
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AFP
Burkina Faso's president fired the country's customs chief Monday after his detention over the seizure of nearly three million euros ($3.8 million) in trunks carried by a relative, sources close to the enquiry said Monday.

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Burkina Faso : Mutiny Suppressed, But Questions Remain
on 2011/6/11 19:16:27
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allafrica
Ouagadougou — Despite decisively putting down the most recent mutiny by rebellious soldiers, the Burkinabé government is facing questions over its ability to provide a long-term resolution to a crisis that has gripped the country for several months.

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Burkina Faso : Troops crush Burkina army mutiny, 7 dead : officials
on 2011/6/6 2:56:39
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Reuters
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Seven people were killed and 33 injured when government troops crushed a mutiny in a military camp in Bobo Dioulasso, 350 km from the Burkina Faso capital, officials said on Saturday.

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Burkina Faso : Burkina Faso soldiers attack mutineers' camp
on 2011/6/5 0:45:28
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Reuters
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Gunfire rang out on Friday when loyal troops attacked a mutinous military camp in an effort to stamp out protests in Burkina Faso's economic capital, witnesses said.

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Burkina Faso : Burkina opposition demand president step down
on 2011/5/2 13:40:00
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reuters

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso opposition parties on Saturday demanded long-serving President Blaise Compaore step down, blaming him for provoking a wave of violence in the West African nation.

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