Blaise Compaore

 
Elite troops linked to ex-leader declare Burkina Faso coup
Elite troops linked to ex-leader declare Burkina Faso coup
Lieutenant-Colonel Mamadou Bamba declared on national television that a new "National Democratic Council" had put an end "to the deviant regime of...
Burkina Faso: Political parties set to adopt transition plan
Burkina Faso: Political parties set to adopt transition plan
Burkina Faso's political parties and civil society groups were on Sunday set to adopt a transition plan for the west African country after the...
Burkina Faso: African leaders meet to plot path to civilian govt
Burkina Faso: African leaders meet to plot path to civilian govt
A delegation of West African presidents opened talks with Burkina Faso's new military leader on Wednesday to plot a path to a civilian-led...
Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida takes over in Burkina Faso
Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida takes over in Burkina Faso
The second in command of Burkina Faso's presidential guard, Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida, said on Saturday he had taken power after deposed...
Protesters storm Parliament in Burkina Faso
Protesters storm Parliament in Burkina Faso
Thousands of protesters stormed Burkina Faso's Parliament on Thursday and set fire to the building, ahead of a vote on a motion to allow the...
North Mali Islamists to meet top crisis mediator
North Mali Islamists to meet top crisis mediator
Mediators, led by Burkinabe President Blaise Compaore, are trying to get Ansar Dine to break ties with its jihadist allies – al-Qaeda in the...
Burkinabe police fire on youth protest, four hurt
Burkinabe police fire on youth protest, four hurt
Four students were injured during a protest on Friday, three by bullets, as Burkina Faso police opened fire to disperse the youths who set fire to...
New Burkina Faso premier named after soldier riots
New Burkina Faso premier named after soldier riots
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore appointed a former journalist and ambassador to France as the new prime minister, hoping to restore...
Burkina Faso mutiny spreads as police, students riot
Burkina Faso mutiny spreads as police, students riot
A mutiny in Burkina Faso spread on Monday as police joined soldiers on a rampage in a northern town, and students staged violent protests in the...
Burkina Faso leader battles mutiny
Burkina Faso leader battles mutiny
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore, facing a mutiny by his personal guard, strove to reassert his authority on Friday after mass street...
Côte d'Ivoire's Ouattara heads to mediation summit
Côte d'Ivoire's Ouattara heads to mediation summit
Côte d'Ivoire's internationally recognised president Alassane Ouattara headed on Wednesday to an African summit he expects will come up with ways...

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