ARTICLES RELATING TO BLAISE COMPAORE

Burkina Faso's former ruling party suspended

2014-12-16 08:04

Transitional authorities in Burkina Faso have suspended the political party of the president who was forced from power earlier this year.

24 killed in Burkina's anti-Compaore uprising

2014-11-26 17:55

Twenty-four people were killed and 624 others were wounded in the popular uprising that toppled long-time president Blaise Compaore in October, a committee appointed by PM Isaac Zida says.

Burkina military retains powerful posts in new cabinet

2014-11-24 08:08

Burkina Faso's new interim government will hold its first meeting, with the military retaining powerful posts after the army took over in the wake of a popular revolt.

Burkina's Compaore to stay for limited period – Morocco

2014-11-21 19:37

Burkina Faso's former president Blaise Compaore, who was toppled in a popular uprising last month, will stay in Morocco for a limited period after fleeing his country, the Moroccan government says.

Burkina Faso army maintains hold on power

2014-11-20 11:20

Burkina Faso’s military is maintaining a grip on government despite pressure for a civilian transition, with the army officer who took power after the fall of president Blaise Compaore coming in as PM.

Kafando sworn in as Burkina Faso transitional leader

2014-11-18 14:55

Michel Kafando has been sworn in as transitional president of Burkina Faso, faced with the task of leading the West African country to elections in a year following a brief military takeover.

Burkina Faso govt to have civilian leader

2014-11-14 19:19

Opposition parties, army representatives and religious leaders in Burkina Faso have reached an agreement on forming a one-year transitional government headed by a civilian president, report say.

Burkina Faso general goes to France for treatment

2014-11-13 16:24

A general who attempted to declare himself president of Burkina Faso amid that country’s chaos has flown to France for medical treatment.

Time running out for deal on Burkina transition govt – AU chief

2014-11-11 12:05

The head of the AU has held talks in Burkina Faso on the west African country’s transition to civilian rule following the ouster of veteran president Blaise Compaore, warning time was running short.

AU chief in Burkina Faso for transition talks

2014-11-10 13:29

The chief of the African Union has arrived in Burkina Faso for urgent talks on the country’s political transition following the ouster of veteran president Blaise Compaore.

 

Burkina wants to extradite former president

2014-11-28 07:40

Burkina Faso will ask Morocco to extradite ousted leader Blaise Compaore, interim Prime Minister Isaac Zida told reporters after the new government's first meeting.

Interim government meets in Burkina Faso

2014-11-24 15:42

Burkina Faso’s interim government has met for the first time, with the military retaining key jobs about three weeks after it seized power amid a popular uprising.

Burkina govt set to be named after delay

2014-11-23 14:06

The delayed announcement of Burkina Faso’s interim minister is expected, with the country waiting to see the extent of military influence under civilian President Michel Kafando.

Ousted Burkina leader arrives in Morocco from I Coast

2014-11-21 08:47

Burkina Faso’s deposed president Blaise Compaore has arrived in Morocco from Ivory Coast, where he has been in exile since his ouster in a popular revolt last month, the Moroccan foreign ministry says.

Burkina Faso set to appoint army's Zida as PM

2014-11-19 10:03

Veteran diplomat Michael Kafando, just sworn in as Burkina Faso’s interim president,is set to appoint army strongman Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida as prime minister, an official says.

Burkina Faso names Michel Kafando as transitional leader

2014-11-17 06:29

Authorities in Burkina Faso have named former foreign minister Michel Kafando as transitional president n important step towards returning the West African country to democracy after a brief military takeover.

Burkina army, civil groups agree transition pact

2014-11-14 09:26

Burkina Faso's army has reached an agreement with opposition parties, civil groups and religious leaders for a transition to civilian rule, after the ouster of president Blaise Compaore.

Burkina roadmap agreed 'but needs top brass OK'

2014-11-13 13:09

Army and civil groups in Burkina Faso have sketched out a blueprint for a transition to civilian rule that now needs the stamp of approval from top military brass, mediators say.

Burkina Faso parties propose role for army

2014-11-10 14:32

A transitional period in Burkina Faso leading to 2015 elections should be headed by a civilian president, but include a government with members of the army, says a proposal by political parties.

Burkina army declines to join transition talks

2014-11-08 21:07

Burkina Faso’s army has declined to join talks with the opposition and civilian groups on a transition government.

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