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French soldiers stalked by invisible enemy in Mali

Dori - Based in Mali's inhospitable northern desert, French troops are waging an attritional campaign against a ghost-like, invisible enemy -- a master in the guerrilla art of hit-and-run.

U.S., French forces aid search for hostage taken in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou - The U.S. and French military are assisting in the search for a Romanian mineworker kidnapped in Burkina Faso and believed to have been taken into Mali, Burkina Faso's security minister has said.

Gunmen kidnap Romanian security guard from Burkina Faso mine

Ouagadougou - Gunmen on Saturday kidnapped a Romanian security officer working at a mine in northern Burkina Faso and fled with him towards the border with Mali, security sources in both countries said.

Burkina will ask Morocco to extradite former president

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso will ask Morocco to extradite ousted leader Blaise Compaore, interim prime minister Isaac Zida told reporters on Thursday after the new government's first meeting."We will ask Morocco...

24 killed in Burkina's anti-Compaore uprising: probe

Ouagadougou - Twenty-four people were killed and 625 people were wounded in the popular uprising that toppled longtime president Blaise Compaore in October, a committee appointed by Prime Minister Isaac Zida said Wednesday.

Burkina military retains powerful posts in new cabinet

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's new interim government will hold its first meeting Monday, with the military retaining powerful posts three weeks after the army took over in the wake of a popular revolt.

Burkina government set to be named after delay

Ouagadougou - The delayed announcement of Burkina Faso's interim government ministers is expected on Sunday, with the country waiting to see the extent of military influence under civilian President Michel Kafando.

Burkina waiting on new government announcement

Ouagadougou - The expected announcement of Burkina Faso's government was delayed Saturday, leaving the country waiting to see the extent of military influence under civilian President Michel Kafando.

Fears of army influence as interim Burkina PM picks team

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso army strongman and new Prime Minister Isaac Zida is set Saturday to name his ministerial team, amid fears of continued military influence over the phased return to democratic rule.

Army's Zida named Burkina Faso prime minister: Decree

Ouagadougou - The military officer who held power after the fall of Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore, Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida, was on Wednesday named prime minister in the country's interim government."The president of the transition decides that ... Mr....

Burkina Faso set to appoint army's Zida as prime minister

Ouagadougou - Veteran diplomat Michel Kafando, just sworn in as Burkina Faso's interim president to oversee a year-long transition to civilian rule, will on Wednesday appoint army strongman Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida as prime minister, a senior officer has told A...

Veteran diplomat takes over as Burkina's interim leader

Ouagadougou - Veteran diplomat Michel Kafando was sworn in Tuesday as Burkina Faso's interim president to oversee a one-year transition back to civilian rule in the west African country.

Diplomat sworn in as Burkina Faso's interim leader

Ouagadougou - Career diplomat Michel Kafando was sworn in Tuesday as Burkina Faso's interim president to steer the west African nation during a one-year transition back to civilian rule following the toppling of its veteran leader.

Career diplomat named Burkina Faso's interim leader

Ouagadougou - Career diplomat Michel Kafando was named on Monday as Burkina Faso's interim president to steer the west African nation during a one-year transition back to civilian rule following the toppling of its veteran leader.

Burkina Faso races to pick interim head before sanctions deadline

Ouagadougou - The race to select Burkina Faso's interim president stretched into Monday as the country sought to choose a new leader ahead of a looming African Union sanctions deadline.

Burkina army, civil groups agree transition pact

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's army reached an agreement with opposition parties, civil groups and religious leaders for a transition to civilian rule, almost two weeks after the ouster of president Blaise Compaore.

Burkina army, civil groups agree transition pact

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's army on Thursday reached an agreement with opposition parties, civil groups and religious leaders for a transition to civilian rule, almost two weeks after the ouster of president Blaise Compaore.

Time running out for deal on Burkina Faso transition govt: AU chief

Ouagadougou - The head of the African Union held urgent talks in Burkina Faso on the west African country's transition to civilian rule following the ouster of veteran president Blaise Compaore, warning time was running short.

African Union chief holds urgent talks on Burkina Faso transition

Ouagadougou - The head of the African Union held urgent talks in Burkina Faso on Monday on the west African country's transition to civilian rule following the ouster of veteran president Blaise Compaore, warning time was running short.

Burkina transition plan sets up delicate talks with military

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso opposition and civil society groups agreed Sunday on the outlines of a transitional government aimed at new elections in a year, setting up delicate negotiations with the military regime in charge after Blaise Compaore's ouster.
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