Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 06:21
Michel Kafando, resumed power on Wednesday, one week after he was ousted by the presidential guard, following a coup. He said he had restored a civilian transitional government.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 06:59
Otto Pérez Molina started his rise to power during a U.S.-backed dirty war. The uprising against impunity that brought him down has been waiting in the wings ever since.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 06:29
Burkina Faso's coup leader said Tuesday he would abide by a deal reached with top African mediators, but warned his men would defend themselves if attacked after the army entered the capital.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 06:13
Burkina Faso's interim President Michel Kafando has said he is back in charge and civilian rule restored after last week's military takeover.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 06:28
What does a despot do when he knows his last term to rule his people has ended and that he isn’t really going to be the right leader sitting on the throne anymore?
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 07:02
The leaders of the coup in Burkina Faso were from the presidential guard. So what makes officers who are meant to protect democratically elected presidents be the ones who seize power unconstitutionally?
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 06:22
The military general who has taken power in a coup in Burkina Faso says the October 11 date for planned national elections appears to be "too soon."
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 06:10
A shadowy spy master formerly the right-hand man to toppled President Blaise Compaore seized power in Burkina Faso at the head of a military coup on Thursday, less than a month before elections meant to restore democracy in the West African state.
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 06:07
On Thursday, General Gilbert Diendéré said that the coup in Burkina Faso had the support of the army and that those leaders seized in the coup would be freed.
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 06:35
A new analysis by Afrobarometer, a non-partisan research network, released in observance of the International Day of Democracy, suggests the extent to which African countries put democratic ideals into practice varies widely.