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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".

Unemployment, Expectations Causes Of Protests In South Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa has seen a series of protests, some of them violent in the past few months. The protesters are angry at the substandard utility deliveries, including the lack of water supply and electricity disconnecting.

Two Years, Two Revolutions: What is Really Going On in Egypt?

AFRICANGLOBE - For the people of Egypt, 2011 was a year of transition and a symbolic new beginning. The international community watched as months of violent protests in the streets of Cairo cracked the foundation of then-president, Hosni Mubarak’s 30 years of power.

More Miners Killed in South Africa

A second man died on Thursday in violent protests by striking miners at the Nkaneng informal settlement in Photsaneng near Rustenburg, police said. "He sustained...