Blaise Compaore

By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 28th, 2012
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By Sarah Jane Staats The death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi after twenty-one years in charge raises fresh questions about the future of US foreign aid to the country – including all three of President Obama’s development initiatives – and the conundrum of focusing aid in countries whose l...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Jul 18th, 2012
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Interim Malian Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra Tuesday presented the roadmap for returning the country to civilian rule to Burkina Faso President Blaise Campaore, the chief mediator of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Hamadoune Toure, Mali’s Minister for Communication and g...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 3rd, 2012
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By Brandon County and Brian J. Peterson What does it mean when civil society groups like the Syndicate of Peasants of Mali announce their support for the military junta, and the National Committee for Recovering Democracy and Restoring the State? What does it mean when Oumar Mariko, the leftist presi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Burkina Faso
Jan 20th, 2012
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Ouagadougou – A court in Burkina Faso slapped prison sentences on two locals and a Nigerian woman arrested last month with 71 vultures and three vulture heads to be used in voodoo rites, an official said on Thursday. The two Burkinabe men, aged 33 and 22, and the sexagenarian Nigerian woman, we...
By IndepthAfrica
In Burkina Faso
Jan 3rd, 2012
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Ouagadougou – Burkina Faso’s president fired the country’s customs chief on Monday after his detention over the seizure of nearly $3.8m in trunks carried by a relative, sources close to the enquiry said on Monday. President Blaise Compaore issued a decree on Monday “endingR...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 22nd, 2011
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Aziz Salmone Fall Burkina Faso’s first president was assassinated nearly 25 years ago but the identity of his killers remains unresolved. Marking the anniversary of his birth, campaigners draw attention to the continuing struggle for justice for Sankara. October 15 was the 23rd anniversary of the ass...
By benim
In Burkina Faso
Aug 23rd, 2011
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Ouagadougou – A Burkina Faso judge has sentenced three policemen to prison over a student’s death that sparked months of protests that left at least six dead. Two policemen were sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday and the other to eight years over the February death of Justin Zongo...
By benim
In Burkina Faso
Jul 14th, 2011
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Burkina Faso’s military has discharged 566 soldiers following a wave of mutinees that swept across the country earlier this year, army chief of staff Nabere Honore Traore said Thursday. During a late June meeting on insubordination in the army, “the military hierarchy proposed the termina...
By benim
In Election
Jun 28th, 2011
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Debate over Cameroon President Paul Biya’s eligibility in an October presidential poll is stoking tensions in the central African state that could boil over into protests like those seen in 2008. Biya’s rivals say the 78-year-old, one of Africa’s longest serving leaders, is bound to...
By benim
In Burkina Faso
Jun 4th, 2011
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OUAGADOUGOU — Six soldiers and a young girl were killed when the Burkina Faso military put down a mutiny in the economic capital Bobo Dioulasso, the government announced on Saturday. Six soldiers were killed within the camp during operations Friday and a young girl was killed in the crossfire, securi...