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  • Kabila says Congo won't bow to foreign 'injunctions'

    The president of Democratic Republic of Congo told foreign nations on Monday to respect his country's sovereignty after several urged him to comply with the constitution and not to run for re-election.
  • 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....

    Burkina Faso president's attempt to extend 27-year rule backfires

    One of Africa's longest-serving leaders, President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, was forced to dissolve his government Thursday after severely misreading popular anger over his attempt to extend his 27 years in power. Compaore declared a national...