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By Tajuddin
In DIPLOMAT MEMO
Jan 22nd, 2016
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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Ivory Coast’s army chief encouraged a coup leader in neighboring Burkina Faso during his failed bid to seize power last year, according to a recording of a conversation in the hands of Burkina Faso judicial authorities. The recording...
By Tajuddin
In BUSINESS
Jan 22nd, 2016
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Dakar, Senegal ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – West African hotels from Dakar to N’Djamena are strengthening security, adding armed guards and increasing cooperation with local authorities as a pair of high-profile attacks have exposed a growing Islamist threat to foreign travelers. Al Qaeda f...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Jan 17th, 2016
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Ouagadougou,Burkina Faso ( Reuters + Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – A couple kidnapped overnight in northern Burkina Faso near the border with Mali are Australian citizens who run a clinic and have lived in the West African nation since 1972, President Roch Marc Christian Kabore said on Saturday. In a...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Jan 16th, 2016
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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – At least 20 people died and others were taken hostage when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the capital city of Burkina Faso on Friday, a hospital director said, an attack for which al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibil...
By Tajuddin
In TOP STORY
Dec 30th, 2015
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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Burkina Faso’s new President Roch Marc Christian Kabore on Tuesday urged presidents of African states present at his inauguration ceremony in Ouagadougou to form “a united front” against terrorism. “We should harmonize o...
By Tajuddin
In SPOTLIGHT
Sep 17th, 2015
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Ouagadougou,Burkina Faso ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO)- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations human rights chief today spoke out against the coup d’état in Burkina Faso and called for the immediate release of the country’s transitional leaders. President Michel Kafando, Prime Minister Y...
By Tajuddin
In Uncategorized
Jan 22nd, 2015
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Malabo , Equatorial Guinea ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Host nation Equatorial Guinea turned in a stirring performance to take their second point of the Africa Cup of Nations with a 0-0 draw against Burkina Faso on Wednesday. Following their 1-1 draw with Congo in the tournament opener, Esteban ...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Nov 28th, 2014
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Ouagadougou ( AFP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Burkina Faso’s interim prime minister Isaac Zida said Thursday he will seek the extradition of former president Blaise Compaore from Morocco, and investigate a slew of cases from the exiled leader’s time in office. Emerging from the first session of Burkina Fa...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Nov 22nd, 2014
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Ouagadougou ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – The authorities in Burkina Faso have appointed an army officer, Lt Col Isaac Zida, as transitional prime minister. Col Zida had been among officers who took power when then President Blaise Compaore was forced to resign on 31 October during mass protests. He declare...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Nov 17th, 2014
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Ouagadougou ( AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Burkina Faso officials signed a charter on Sunday intended to guide the country toward elections as various factions submitted nominations for an interim head of state to replace longtime President Blaise Compaore, who abruptly stepped down last month. The sign...