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Two Weeks African Union Tells Bokina Faso Military Leaders

The African Union on Monday told Burkina Faso’s army that it must transfer power back to civilians within two weeks, following days of unrest that have left the military in charge in the West African country. The announcement from the regional group came amid domestic and international efforts to form a transitional government to help the country resolve its political crisis. “We ask the armed forces to transfer power to the civil authorities, and the council has determined a period of two weeks for the transfer,” Simeon Oyono Esono, head…

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Charles Taylor, Kaddafi & Blaise Compaoré Are All Gone

By Abdoulaye W. Dukulé It was ten years ago when I penned an article, calling for the indictment of the mentors of Charles Taylor, Libyan leader Kaddafi and Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaoré. Now they are all gone and I can’t help thinking back of those years of peace negotiations, where Blaise Compaoré used his close alliance with the Libyan leader to put pressure of some countries of ECOWAS. Many Liberians often think that Interim President Dr. Amos Sawyer also stopped ECOMOG as soon as they were close to booting…

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BOKINA FASO: END OF AN ERA FOR BLAISE COMPAORE

Deutsche Welle October 30—Burkina Faso’s government was forced to resign on Thursday following increasingly violent protests against the country’s president. Several hours after opposition lawmakers and high-level military officials met, Burkina Faso army chief, General Honore Traore, told reporters in the capital that the government had been dissolved. “A transitional body will be put in place in consultation with all parties,” Traore said.The temporary governing body would hold power “no more than 12 months,” he added. A curfew was also put into place for 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. local…

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