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Burkina scrambles to pick interim head before sanctions deadline

Nov 17, 2014 - 7:50 AM

Four candidates emerge after tangled negotiations between the army political parties and civil society groups in the west African nation

A man from Burkina Faso walks through Place de la Nation, scene of mass protests last week in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 05 November 2014. Legnan Koula/EPA

Time running out for deal on Burkina transition gov't – AU chief

Nov 11, 2014 - 3:13 PM

Delicate negotiations loom to hammer out a transition plan

A man from Burkina Faso walks through Place de la Nation, scene of mass protests last week in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 05 November 2014. Legnan Koula/EPA

Burkina Faso transition talks off to rocky start

Nov 09, 2014 - 11:24 AM

Meanwhile ousted leader Blaise Compaore accuses his military and political opponents of jointly plotting his overthrow

A man from Burkina Faso walks through Place de la Nation, scene of mass protests last week in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 05 November 2014. Legnan Koula/EPA

Burkina talks agree one-year transition, polls in Nov 2015

Nov 06, 2014 - 9:02 AM

There is mounting international pressure on the military to return the country to civilian rule

President of Ghana John Mahama Dramani (C) President of Senegal Macky Sall (R) and President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan (L) attend a meeting of ECOWAS leaders and the transitional leader of Burkina Faso Lt Col Isaac Zida (not pictured) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 05 November 2014. Legnan Koula/EPA

African leaders in Burkina to urge army to hand over power

Nov 05, 2014 - 9:12 PM

The presidents of Nigeria Ghana and Senegal flies to Ouagadougou to press the issue after Canada suspended its aid to the impoverished West African nation

Transitional leader of Burkina Faso Lt Col Isaac Zida (L) meets with African Union (AU) representative Edem Kodjo (C) and Kadre Desire Ouedraogo President of the commission of ECOWAS (R) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 04 November 2014. Legnan Koula/EPA

Burkina Faso army wants power transfer 'in two weeks'

Nov 05, 2014 - 8:39 AM

French President Francois Hollande reveals Paris helped evacuate ousted president Blaise Compaore as his exit was necessary to avoid worsening the situation and provoking a possible bloodbath

Transitional leader of Burkina Faso Lt Col Isaac Zida (L) meets with African Union (AU) representative Edem Kodjo (C) and Kadre Desire Ouedraogo President of the commission of ECOWAS (R) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 04 November 2014. Legnan Koula/EPA

Burkina army vows unity gov't, protesters denounce power grab

Nov 03, 2014 - 9:59 AM

Threatened with economic sanctions the military pledges to put in place a transition government formed by broad consensus

AFTERMATH. A man looks at damage caused by violent protests in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 02 November 2014. Legnan Koula/EPA

Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze in protests over president

Oct 30, 2014 - 9:24 PM

Angry demonstrators went on the rampage in Burkina Faso setting parliament ablaze in a surge of violence that forced the government to scrap a vote on controversial plans to allow President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27 year rule

PARLIAMENT ABLAZE. Prostesters enter the parliament in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on October 30, 2014. Issouf Sanogo/AFP