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Burkina to review presidential guard’s role amid row with premier

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Burkina Faso has said it will review the presidential guard's role in a bid to defuse a row between Prime Minister Isaac...

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...

While diplomats fret, Burkina backs military to drive reform agenda

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When Colonel Isaac Zida swapped his military fatigues for a blue suit to chair his first cabinet meeting as prime minister of...

France’s Hollande praises peaceful Burkina transition as model for Africa

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French President Francois Hollande warned African leaders on Saturday against trying to hang on to power, praising peaceful political transitions in Burkina...

French soldier dies in EC725 helicopter crash in Burkina Faso

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A special forces soldier died on Saturday when the French Army Air Corps EC725AP Caracal helicopter he was flying in crashed in...

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...

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...

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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...