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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 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 SPOTLIGHT
Nov 1st, 2014
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Ouagadougou ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – A second military officer appears to have taken power in Burkina Faso, a third leader for the West African state in 24 hours. Colonel Isaac Zida said he had assumed the powers of head of state, and called on the international community to recognise his au...