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Trial of alleged coup leaders starts in Burkina Faso

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Two senior allies of Burkina Faso's deposed former President Blaise Compaore and scores of others appeared in court accused of organising a...

Court delays trial of Burkina Faso ex-leader for protest killings

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A court in Burkina Faso on Thursday postponed the trial of former leader Blaise Compaore and his cabinet for their alleged role...

Burkina Faso court rescinds warrant against ex-President Compaore

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A court of appeals in Burkina Faso has rescinded a series of international arrest warrants, including those against deposed leader Blaise Compaore...

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...

ISS: Africa in 2014 – the good, the bad and the...

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Africa is not a country. What might have been an excellent year for some was a disaster for others. For protesters in...

ISS: West Africa after Compaore

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Burkina Faso's political transition is now underway. Michel Kafando, retired diplomat and former foreign minister, has been appointed interim President and Lieutenant-Colonel...

New Burkina PM vows investigations into Compaore-era deaths

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Burkina Faso's interim prime minister has pledged to open enquiries into the deaths of a revered former president and an investigative journalist...

Burkina ex-president Compaore in exile in Morocco – Ivory Coast government

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Burkina Faso's longtime president Blaise Compaore, toppled by a popular uprising last month, has left his temporary refuge of Ivory Coast and...

Burkina factions, army agree on make-up of transitional authority

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Military, opposition parties, civil and religious leaders on Thursday adopted a charter creating the framework for a transitional government in Burkina Faso...

ISS: Burkina Faso – West Africa’s Arab Spring?

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The dramatic ousting of former president Blaise Compaore by popular uprising in Burkina Faso last week, and the speed with which it...

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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...