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  • Street protests in Burkina Faso prompt minister's resignation

    Street protests in Burkina Faso prompt minister's resignation
    A minister in Burkina Faso's transitional government seen as close to former President Blaise Compaore's administration resigned on Tuesday following two days of protests over his appointment, the prime minister's office said.
  • New Burkina president vows to identify folk hero Sankara's body

    By Mathieu Bonkoungou OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's new transitional president has promised to open an investigation to identify remains believed to be those of the West African nation's murdered revolutionary folk hero Thomas Sankara. Sankara...

    Morocco says Burkina Faso's Compaore to stay for limited period

    RABAT (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's former president Blaise Compaore, who was toppled in a popular uprising last month, will stay in Morocco for a limited period after fleeing his country, the Moroccan government said on Friday. On Thursday, Compaore left...

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

    ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's longtime president Blaise Compaore, toppled by a popular uprising last month, has left his temporary refuge of Ivory Coast and headed into exile in Morocco, an Ivorian government spokesman said on Thursday. Hundreds...

    Military leaders to hand power to civilians after foreign pressure

    OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso will undergo a one-year political transition period leading to November 2015 elections in a deal brokered by three West African presidents, reported local media Thursday. The military which took power after the resignation of...