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  • 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.
  • 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...

    Burkina Faso names army colonel Zida as prime minister

    Burkina Faso names army colonel Zida as prime minister
    OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso named Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida as prime minister on Wednesday, four days after he restored the country's constitution under pressure from the African Union and the West. Zida declared himself head of state on...

    Burkina Faso names former foreign minister Kafando transitional president

    OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Authorities in Burkina Faso named former foreign minister Michel Kafando as transitional president on Monday in a key step towards returning the West African country to democracy in the wake of a brief military takeover. Kafando...

    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...