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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.

Thomas Sankara And The Assassination Of Africa’s Memory

AFRICANGLOBE - Few young Africans have ever heard of Thomas Sankara. In reality, it is not the assassination of Thomas Sankara that has dealt a lethal blow to Africa and Africans; it is the assassination of his memory, as manifested in the indifference to his legacy, in the lack of constant reference to his ideals and ideas by Africans, by those who know and those who should know.

Burkina Faso: A Thousand Sankaras Come Of Age

AFRICANGLOBE - In 1987, Blaise Compaoré overthrew Thomas Sankara and took over the presidency. 27 years later, Thomas Sankara's ghost may be coming back to return the favour. 30 years ago, on 4 August, 1984, the former French colony of the Upper Volta was re-baptised as 'Burkina Faso' amidst a revolutionary process that proved to be one of the most inspiring, yet ultimately tragic, episodes of modern African history.

Burkina Faso President, A Canny Chameleon

AFRICANGLOBE - After overthrowing his close friend Thomas Sankara in a bloody coup d'état, Burkina Faso's captain-turned-president, Blaise Compaoré, has held power for more than two decades. He was often accused of ruling with an iron fist and sponsoring rebellions all over west Africa. But nowadays Beau Blaise portrays himself as a respected statesman who can soothe rather than stir things up.

Is President Blaise Compaoré Finally On His Way Out?

AFRICANGLOBE - Having been in power since 1987, when he led a coup d'état against his former friend and predecessor Thomas Sankara, Blaise Compaoré may finally see his time in office come to an end.

Ranch de Nazinga, Burkina Faso

AFRICANGLOBE - The Nazinga Ranch extends over 100,000 hectares and includes nearly 600 km of slopes. Nazinga is a very special type of protected area, hunting area and tourism of 97,000ha for hunting and 20,000ha for safaris lovers.

Burkina Faso: Dictator Blaise Compaoré Survives Assassination Attempt

AFRICANGLOBE - A renegade soldier has made an attempt on the life of Burkina Faso's longtime dictator Blaise Compaoré, reports Fasozine. The attack took place on Friday night. Fasozine reports official sources as saying that a former member of the presidential guard, Romuald Tuina, was shot dead in a gun battle with security forces.

African Students Who Invented Anti-Malaria Soap, Awarded $25,000

AFRICANGLOBE - Two African students have created a malaria-repellant soap using local herbs, and have won, consequently, a $25,000 Global Social Venture Competition award. The GSVC is the only international competition of Social Business Plans, dedicated to students, young graduates, and entrepreneurs

Tuareg Nomads Still Trying to Split Mali In Two

AFRICANGLOBE - Mali's troubled interim president Dioncounda Traore wants to hold elections before the end of July. But, the country's Tuareg nomads, now living in Burkina Faso, have other concerns and aspirations.

The Sleeping Giants Awaken: Nigeria Crowned King at Afcon 2013

AFRICANGLOBE - Africa Cup of Nations history was made in Johannesburg as Nigeria’s young squad defeated Burkina Faso in the final of the continental centrepiece. The magnitude was evident to all in attendance in Johannesburg as the two teams emerged onto the field. The atmosphere was, at times, overwhelming.

Fantastic Afcon Final On the Cards

AFRICANGLOBE - The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations final is a classic tale of the underdog taking on a former powerhouse that is trying to find its way back to the top. Burkina Faso, ranked only 92nd in the Fifa world rankings, face Nigeria, a team with star names that is seeking to live up to the potential of its pieces, for the title. They meet the National Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday.