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Street protests in Burkina Faso prompt minister’s resignation

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A minister in Burkina Faso's transitional government seen as close to former President Blaise Compaore's administration resigned on Tuesday following two days...

Transitional government appointed in Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso authorities issued a decree on Sunday announcing a new interim government, with President Michel Kafando and prime minister Lieutenant Colonel...

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...

Kafando sworn in as Burkina Faso transitional president

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Michel Kafando was sworn in as transitional president of Burkina Faso on Tuesday, faced with the task of leading the West African...

Burkina names former foreign minister as interim leader

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Authorities in Burkina Faso named former foreign minister Michel Kafando as transitional president on Monday in a key step towards restoring democratic...

Burkina military restores constitution, gives deadline for new leader

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Burkina Faso's military ruler said on Saturday he had restored the constitution that was suspended when President Blaise Compaore was toppled after...

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: The AU on Burkina Faso’s ‘Arab Spring’

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During the 3 November meeting of the African Union's (AU's) Peace and Security Council (PSC) on Burkina Faso, the main focus was...

Burkina Faso talks agree on plan for return to civilian rule

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Opposition parties, civil society groups and religious leaders adopted a plan on Sunday for a transitional authority to guide Burkina Faso to...

Analysis – Beyond Burkina Faso, Africa’s ‘Black Spring’ hopes may be...

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Inspired by protests in Burkina Faso that ousted one of Africa's longest-serving leaders, opposition activists across much of the continent are hoping...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...