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Soldiers crush protests as military seizes power in Burkina Faso

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Heavily armed troops crushed protests in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou after a former spy chief seized power in a military coup on...

Burkina Faso’s Diendere, the spy-master running a coup

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Gilbert Diendere, the shadowy general behind this week's coup in Burkina Faso, is West Africa's pre-eminent spy-master, hostage negotiator and the former...

Burkina Faso military says takes power, dissolves govt

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Burkina Faso's military said on Thursday it had stripped interim President Michel Kafando of his functions and dissolved the government, seizing power...

Burkina Faso presidential guard seize president and PM

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Soldiers fired warning shots to disperse hundreds of protesters outside Burkina Faso's presidential palace on Wednesday after the presidential guard burst into...

Burkina Faso says unidentified gunmen attack police post

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Unidentified gunmen attacked a police post in northern Burkina Faso, a police statement said on Monday, underscoring the dangers of growing violence...

Burkina transitional council indicts former president for high treason

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Burkina Faso's transitional council has indicted former president Blaise Compaore and some senior members of his government for high treason, the governing...

Burkina Faso exhumes remains of former president in murder probe

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Authorities in Burkina Faso began exhuming the remains of former president Thomas Sankara on Monday in a bid to establish responsibility for...

Islamist group says holding Romanian hostage seized in Burkina

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An Islamist militant group says it is holding a Romanian man kidnapped from a mine in Burkina Faso last month, Mauritania's Alakhbar...

Burkina security forces search for kidnapped Romanian

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Security forces in Burkina Faso searched the desert close to the borders with northern Mali and Niger on Sunday for a Romanian...

Protesters demand scrapping of Burkina Faso presidential guard

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Hundreds of people protested on Saturday in Burkina Faso calling for the dissolution of the presidential guard, a powerful unit within the...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...