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  1. .com | France's Hollande says Benin a 'benchmark' in democracyRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | News24

    ... he will. In contrast, neighbouring Burkina Faso was hit by violent unrest last year when former president Blaise Compaore tried to change the constitution to extend his 27-year rule. Compaore's bid sparked mass protests that forced him to resign in ...

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  2. African leaders must respect constitutions or face turmoil - HollandeRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Star Online

    ... Pierre Nkurunziza to seek a third term, which they say is unconstitutional. Burkina Faso's longtime ruler Blaise Compaore was toppled in a popular uprising last October after making a similar attempt to remain in power. "We witnessed it again in ...

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  3. .com | Nguesso calls for national dialogue, with term limits one subjectRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | News24

    ... against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid to seek a third term. Last year, Burkina Faso's long-time leader Blaise Compaore surrendered power after days of mass protests against a plan to change his country's constitution. Sassou Nguesso, a former ...

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  4. .com | Burkina's leader mediates spat between presidential guard, PMRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | News24

    ... Tensions have been rising between Zida - a former military officer who took power after president Blaise Compaore was ousted from power by a popular uprising in October - and the RSP, considered the former leader's right hand men. The RSP was widely ...

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  5. Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso (C) arrives to attend a...Read the original story

    Yesterday | The Star Online

    ... against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid to seek a third term. Last year, Burkina Faso's long-time leader Blaise Compaore surrendered power after days of mass protests against a plan to change his country's constitution. Sassou Nguesso, a former ...

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  6. Congo Republic leader calls for national dialogue, with term limits one subjectRead the original story

    Yesterday | Reuters

    ... against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid to seek a third term. Last year, Burkina Faso's long-time leader Blaise Compaore surrendered power after days of mass protests against a plan to change his country's constitution. Sassou Nguesso, a former ...

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  7. .com | Burkina parties challenge electoral law changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | News24

    Seven political parties from Burkina Faso went to a regional court on Tuesday to challenge a recent change to the country's electoral law barring those linked to deposed leader Blaise Compaore from running for office. The parties, which include the former ruling Congress for Democracy and Progress, and 13 individuals brought the case to an Abuja-based court that deals with complaints of rights violations in the 15 member countries of the Economic Community Of West African States .

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  8. Reflections on Congo-Brazzaville's proposed constitutional overhaulRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Daily Kos

    ... presidents from all across the continent are famous for such moves. In fact, Sassou Ngusso was compared to Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, who was ousted by the population after making a similar attempt in November 2014. But we should take note ...

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  9. UPDATE 2-Burkina Faso parliament adopts new mining codeRead the original story

    Friday Jun 26 | Reuters

    ... by donors and among those demanded by protesters who took to the streets in October, forcing veteran leader Blaise Compaore to step down and flee the country after nearly 30 years in power. Burkina Faso is Africa's fourth biggest gold producer and ...

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  10. Burkina cash-in-suitcase official sentencedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 21 | Iol.co.za

    A former Burkina Faso customs chief under ousted president Blaise Compaore has been given a two-year suspended sentence after a relative was found with a suitcase stuffed with nearly three million euros in cash. Osmane Guiro was found "guilty of corruption" involving sums of around 1.37 million euros, judge Jean-Emile Somda said late Saturday.

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  11. Widow of 'Africa's Guevara' seeks truth of his deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | The Nation

    ... Haute-Volta to Burkina Faso ("Land of the Upright"), was ousted in a coup led by his former brother-in-arms, Blaise Compaore. Sankara and 12 others were killed and hastily buried during the coup in circumstances that still remain unclear. This week, ...

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  12. Widow of 'Africa's Che Guevara' still seeks truth of his deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | The Peninsula

    ... Haute-Volta to Burkina Faso ("Land of the Upright"), was ousted in a coup led by his former brother-in-arms, Blaise Compaore. This week, Mariam Sankara travelled to Paris to ask French lawmakers to launch a parliamentary inquiry into the ...

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  13. .com | Widow of Thomas Sankara still seeks truth of his deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | News24

    ... Haute-Volta to Burkina Faso ("Land of the Upright"), was ousted in a coup led by his former brother-in-arms, Blaise Compaore. This week, Mariam Sankara travelled to Paris to ask French lawmakers to launch a parliamentary inquiry into the ...

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  14. Former Burkina leader's wife urges France to help investigate his deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | AlertNet

    ... in a cemetery in the capital Ouagadougou - after Sankara was killed in a coup that brought his former ally Blaise Compaore to power. "If France for example declassified secret documents on the assassination of President Sankara, that could help us ...

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  15. Burkina Faso PM rejects calls to disband controversial unitRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 13 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... d the regiment of opening fire on unarmed demonstrators last October, when massive protests forced President Blaise Compaore to resign. It has also been accused of political killings under Compaore.

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  16. AU sets Burundi poll monitor conditionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | Iol.co.za

    ... the AU Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma had clearly stated her opposition to longtime president Blaise Compaore changing his country's constitution to bid for another term in office. Abdullahi said that one of the problems the AU faced ...

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  17. Congo voters battle against presidential power lustRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | World Magazine

    ... incumbent has so much power." The thirst for power among political leaders is a trend in African nations. Blaise Compaore, 27-year president of Burkina Faso, stepped down in October after facing opposition for seeking another term. Burundi's ...

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  18. Why a referendum |on extending junta's term is a bad moveRead the original story

    Monday Jun 8 | The Nation

    But the procedure can take unexpected turns. Blaise Compaore, president of Burkina Faso, tried last year to renew his grip on power with a referendum.

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  19. The third term poser in AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 8 | Iol.co.za

    ... to try to get around the limits of two presidential terms. Last year long-time Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore's attempt to do so sparked a popular uprising which deposed him. That sent a strong warning signal to several other leaders ...

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  20. Burkina reopen journalist's murder case to open: African courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 5 | The Peninsula

    ... At the time he was looking into the murder of the driver of Francois Compaore, the brother of then president Blaise Compaore. Charges against Francois Compaore were subsequently dropped. The judges also ordered Burkina Faso's government to pay 25 ...

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