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Burkina Faso: Deposed Burkina Faso President Reinstated

AFRICANGLOBE - An agreement has been reached to end a tense standoff in Burkina Faso and return the transitional president to power after last week's coup. Deposed President Michel Kafando has said the "transition is back."

The Top 10 Most Prosperous Countries In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - What is Africa's most prosperous country? According to new research from the Legatum Institute, which last week ranked prosperity in 38 African countries around criteria ranging from economics to education to health, the title belongs to...

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.

Five-Year-Old African Girl Raped By French Soldier As Another Filmed It

AFRICANGLOBE - France has suspended two of its soldiers over allegations they sexually abused children, including a five-year-old girl, while operating in West Africa, the defence ministry has confirmed. The child is understood to have been attacked in the impoverished former French colony of Burkina Faso by two servicemen who were known to her parents.

Reviving Thomas Sankara’s Spirit

AFRICANGLOBE - On October 15, 1987, armed gunmen burst into Sankara's office, murdering the president and his 12 aides. His Minister of Defence Blaise Compaore would take over as head of state, and swiftly issue a statement - and death certificate - describing Sankara's demise as a "natural death".

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 Begins Probe Into Thomas Sankara Assassination

AFRICANGLOBE - Burkina Faso has begun an investigation into the 1987 assassination of former president Thomas Sankara, whose family has long called for a probe of his death, an official said Tuesday.

Beyond Lagos And Nairobi: Seven African Cities Of Opportunity

AFRICANGLOBE - Across the continent there are cities and towns enjoying rapid growth on the back of industries such as mining, agriculture and technology. We asked a selection of country managers to identify one of these ‘boom towns’ in their respective territories.

Africa In 2014: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

AFRICANGLOBE - Good news in 2014 was that the economic boom in Africa continued, with the African Development Bank’s annual African Economic Outlook Report predicting growth of 4.8 percent in 2014 and between 5–6 percent in 2015.

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 Names Army Colonel Zida As Prime Minister

AFRICANGLOBE - Burkina Faso's transitional government 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.

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 Promises To Hand Power To Transitional Government

AFRICNGLOBE - Burkina Faso's interim President Isaac Zida said Sunday evening that the army would cede power to a “transitional body,” just days after dictator Blaise Compaoré’s resignation. He stepped down Oct. 31 following violent protests over his bid to extend his dictatorship.
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