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  • Lieutenant Colonel Zida says taking power in Burkina Faso

    OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Lieutenant Colonel Issaac Zida said on Saturday he was taking over as head of state in Burkina Faso, in an apparent putsch against the military chief of staff Honore Traore who had earlier said he would lead a transition.
  • Army officer takes charge in Burkina Faso, ousting general

    Army officer takes charge in Burkina Faso, ousting general
    OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - An officer in Burkina Faso's presidential guard seized power on Saturday promising to lead the West African country to elections after the resignation of longtime President Blaise Compaore, in an apparent putsch against the...

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    NATION LOS ANGELES Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashed during testing Friday, according to a Mojave Air and Space Port spokesperson and the FAA. A statement from Virgin Galactic said its partner Scaled Composites conducted the test flight Friday,...

    Why did one of Africa's longest-serving rulers step down?

    Why did one of Africa's longest-serving rulers step down?
    One of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, announced Friday that he was stepping down after his attempt to extend his 27 years in power touched off a violent popular uprising dubbed the country’s...

    General in power after Burkina Faso's president gives in, steps down

    Burkina Faso’s military chief took control of the country Friday after President Blaise Compaore bowed to popular anger and resigned, following his failed attempt to manipulate the constitution so he could seek a fifth term in office. Gen....