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Puppet Of France: Burkina Faso’s Ex-President Charged With Treason

AFRICANGLOBE - Blaise Compaore, the former French puppet and president who ruled Burkina Faso for nearly three decades, has been charged with "high treason" over his bid to change the constitution and run for a third term, state media said Thursday night.

Murder Of Thomas Sankara 28 Years Ago At Center Of Burkina...

AFRICANGLOBE - As mass protests ousted Burkina Faso’s ruler in October, Blandine Sankara hoped that the 1987 murder of her brother, military leader Thomas Sankara, would finally be solved.

Burkina Faso: Protesters Demand Justice For Thomas Sankara

AFRICANGLOBE - Hundreds of protesters placed brooms on the grave of former Burkina Faso leader Thomas Sankara on Sunday in a symbolic demand for justice for the murdered revolutionary hero.

Burkina Faso: European Gold Smugglers Arrested

AFRICANGLOBE - Burkina Faso has arrested two Europeans for trying to smuggle 77 kilograms of gold worth millions of dollars out of the country, the country's new mines ministry said on Tuesday.

Burkina Faso’s Military Restores Constitution, Gives Deadline For New Leader

AFRICANGLOBE - Burkina Faso's military ruler said on Saturday he had restored the constitution that was suspended when dictator Blaise Compaore was toppled after mass protests last month.

Burkina Faso: Political Parties Set To Adopt Transition Plan

AFRICANGLOBE - Burkina Faso's political parties and civil society groups were on Sunday set to adopt a transition plan for the west African country after the ousting of veteran dictator Blaise Compaoré.

Burkina Faso: With Brooms And Spatulas, A Dictator Is Removed

AFRICANGLOBE - In a burst of pent-up anger, a youth-led movement overpowered the unpopular regime of Blaise Compaore of the West African nation of Burkina Faso, dashing hopes by the “President for Life” to extend his 27 year rule by another term and forcing his resignation.

Burkina Faso: Army ‘Must Give Power To Civilians’

AFRICANGLOBE - Military leaders now in control of Burkina Faso must hand power to civilians or face consequences, the United Nations and African Union say. UN West Africa envoy Mohamed Ibn Chambas said the military could face sanctions if they refused.

Burkina Faso: Dictator Blaise Compaore Driven Out By Protesters

AFRICANGLOBE - Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore has announced his resignation, following violent protests at his attempt to extend his 27-year dictatorship. Compaore issued a statement saying the presidency was now vacant and urging elections within 90 days. Military chief Gen Honore Traore said he had taken over as head of state "in line with constitutional measures".

Burkina Faso: Dictator Blaise Compaore Declares State Of Emergency

AFRICANGLOBE - Burkina Faso's dictator and puppet of France Blaise Compaore has imposed a state of emergency after massive protests at his bid to extend his 27-year dictatorship. The government and parliament have been dissolved, and an overnight curfew has been declared across the country.

Burkina Faso: Protesters March On Presidency After Burning Parliament

AFRICANGLOBE - Thousands of protesters marched on Burkina Faso's presidential palace after burning the parliament building and ransacking state television offices on Thursday, forcing French-backed dictator Blaise Compaore to scrap a plan to extend his 27-year rule.

Burkina Faso: Protesters Demand Compaore Get The Hell Out

AFRICANGLOBE - Police have dispersed protesters in Burkina Faso as tensions increase ahead of a vote on whether the country's longtime dictator can seek another term. Blaise Compaore has been in power since 1987 when he murdered Thomas Sankara.

Protesters Demand Stop To Constitutional Change By Burkina Faso Dictator

AFRICANGLOBE - In Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou, nearly one million people have taken to the streets on Tuesday, organizers of the rally have said. The march itself was peaceful. But clashes had erupted between protesters and security forces shortly before the marching, and again at mid-day.

Blaise Compaore And The Politics Of Personal Enrichment

AFRICANGLOBE - By African standards, Burkina Faso is not a particularly spectacular country. It is small, has a tiny population and internal politics which most foreign correspondents tend to find somewhat pedestrian. No wonder that it receives only little attention, even in Africa-focused publications.