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  • Army official announces ouster of Burkina Faso president

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, Oct 31 - An army official claimed on Friday that Burkina Faso's embattled President Blaise Compaore had been ousted, prompting an outburst of cheers from protesters demanding his resignation. "As of today, Compaore is no longer in power," Colonel... Read more

  • Protestors demand ‘immediate’ resignation of Burkina Faso leader

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, Oct 31 - Tens of thousands of protesters on Friday demanded the "immediate" resignation of President Blaise Compaore, as the opposition urged followers to keep up the pressure after a day of unrest that saw parliament set ablaze. "Blaise, get... Read more

  • Burkina Faso leader refuses to quit after day of violence

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, Oct 31 - Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore on Thursday refused to give up power but called off a state of emergency imposed after a violent uprising against his 27-year rule that saw parliament set ablaze. It remained unclear who was in... Read more

  • Zambia president to be buried November 11

    LUSAKA, Oct 30 - Zambian president Michael Sata, who died in London this week, will be buried in Lusaka on November 11, after the repatriation of his remains, the government announced Thursday. The country was observing a second day of mourning for Sata, nicknamed "King... Read more

  • Burkina opposition leader says army ‘with the people’ against Compaore

    OUAGADOUGOU, Oct 30 - An opposition leader in Burkina Faso said Thursday that the army was "with the people" against the regime of President Blaise Compaore after the country was gripped by a wave of unrest. Benewende Sankara, a leading light in the opposition that is protesting... Read more