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Photographer Leila Alaoui latest victim of Hotel Splendid attack

The death has been announced of Franco-Moroccan photographer Leila Alaoui, who succumbed to the wounds she received in the Hotel Splendid attack in

The death has been announced of Franco-Moroccan photographer Leila Alaoui, who succumbed to the wounds she received in the Hotel Splendid attack in

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Death toll from islamist militant attack on hotel rises

The death toll from Friday night’s attack by islamist militants on a hotel in Burkina Faso has risen to twenty-nine. Thirty people were also injured

The death toll from Friday night’s attack by islamist militants on a hotel in Burkina Faso has risen to twenty-nine. Thirty people were also injured

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Burkina Faso has first new leader in nearly three decades

Former prime minister Roch Marc Kabore has been sworn in as Burkina Faso’s new president. He is his country’s first new leader in almost 30 years

Former prime minister Roch Marc Kabore has been sworn in as Burkina Faso’s new president. He is his country’s first new leader in almost 30 years

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Burkina Faso elects first new president in decades

Roch Marc Kabore has been proclaimed the winner of Burkina Faso’s presidential election. After nearly three decades of autocratic rule followed by a

Roch Marc Kabore has been proclaimed the winner of Burkina Faso’s presidential election. After nearly three decades of autocratic rule followed by a

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Voters in Burkina Faso choose first new president in decades

Voters have gone to the polls in Burkina Faso to choose the country’s first new president in decades. The landmark election comes a year after

Voters have gone to the polls in Burkina Faso to choose the country’s first new president in decades. The landmark election comes a year after

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Burkina Faso coup soldiers surrender

Fears that a bloodbath would ensue when members of Burkina Faso’s presidential guard refused to disarm following a coup have not materialised

Fears that a bloodbath would ensue when members of Burkina Faso’s presidential guard refused to disarm following a coup have not materialised

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Army pulls back from coup in Burkina Faso, president restored

Burkina Faso’s interim President Michel Kafando is back in power following a deal with military coup leaders mediated by the regional ECOWAS grouping

Burkina Faso’s interim President Michel Kafando is back in power following a deal with military coup leaders mediated by the regional ECOWAS grouping

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Burkina Faso coup leader 'ready to step down'

Talks are said to have begun between General Gilbert Diendere, the man who lead last week’s coup by Burkina Faso’s elite presidential guards, and the

Talks are said to have begun between General Gilbert Diendere, the man who lead last week’s coup by Burkina Faso’s elite presidential guards, and the

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Hopes for resolving Burkina Faso crisis rest on draft deal

Mediators say they have brokered a draft deal to end the crisis in Burkina Faso. It is to be submitted to regional leaders on Tuesday (September 22)

Mediators say they have brokered a draft deal to end the crisis in Burkina Faso. It is to be submitted to regional leaders on Tuesday (September 22)

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Burkina Faso to return to civilian rule after coup and mediation

Burkina Faso is expected to reinstate an interim government on Sunday headed by President Michel Kafando. It follows peace talks between African

Burkina Faso is expected to reinstate an interim government on Sunday headed by President Michel Kafando. It follows peace talks between African

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Mediation talks set to get underway in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso it is reported that three people have died and at least 13 have been injured at the main hospital in Ouagadougou. The deaths came on

In Burkina Faso it is reported that three people have died and at least 13 have been injured at the main hospital in Ouagadougou. The deaths came on

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Burkina Faso: Mediation after coup d'etat as president 'is freed'

Tension remains high in Burkina Faso where the military junta that has seized power said on Friday that it had reopened borders and released the

Tension remains high in Burkina Faso where the military junta that has seized power said on Friday that it had reopened borders and released the

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Burkina Faso: Protests on streets ahead of curfew

People have taken to the streets of Burkina Faso to protest against the military coup and the arrest of several leaders in the country’s transitional

People have taken to the streets of Burkina Faso to protest against the military coup and the arrest of several leaders in the country’s transitional

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'We thought democracy would prevail', Burkina Faso resident tells euronews

Following the military coup in Burkina Faso, euronews spoke to a French national who has lived and worked in the capital Ouagadougou for a number of years. She outlined the situation in the city.

Following the military coup in Burkina Faso, euronews spoke to a French national who has lived and worked in the capital Ouagadougou for a number of years. She outlined the situation in the city.

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What's behind the coup in Burkina Faso?

French President Francois Hollande has condemned what he has described as a coup d‘état in the West African state of Burkina Faso. It is the latest

French President Francois Hollande has condemned what he has described as a coup d‘état in the West African state of Burkina Faso. It is the latest

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Burkina Faso: Presidential Guard seizes control in coup d'état

Officials say there has been a coup d‘état in Burkina Faso. Guards loyal to ousted President Blaise Compaoré have taken the interim government

Officials say there has been a coup d‘état in Burkina Faso. Guards loyal to ousted President Blaise Compaoré have taken the interim government

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Burkina Faso: Presidential guard detains interim leaders

Burkina Faso’s interim leaders have been detained by the powerful presidential guard in what looks like a coup d’etat. President Michel Kafando, his

Burkina Faso’s interim leaders have been detained by the powerful presidential guard in what looks like a coup d’etat. President Michel Kafando, his

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Burkina Faso's ex-president charged with treason

Burkina Faso’s transitional council has indicted former president Blaise Compaore and several senior members of his government for high treason. The

Burkina Faso’s transitional council has indicted former president Blaise Compaore and several senior members of his government for high treason. The

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Two French soldiers suspended over alleged child abuse in Africa

French defence chiefs have suspended two soldiers suspected of sexually-abusing children in Burkina Faso. One of the victims was a girl around five

French defence chiefs have suspended two soldiers suspected of sexually-abusing children in Burkina Faso. One of the victims was a girl around five

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Blaise Compaore reportedly leaves Ivory Coast

The deposed president of Burkina Faso Blaise Compaoré has reportedly left Côte d’Ivoire. A source close to the Ivorian presidential office is quoted

The deposed president of Burkina Faso Blaise Compaoré has reportedly left Côte d’Ivoire. A source close to the Ivorian presidential office is quoted

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Burkino Faso president sworn in

In Burkino Faso the country’s former Foreign Minister Michel Kafando has been sworn in as transitional president. He is set to lead the West

In Burkino Faso the country’s former Foreign Minister Michel Kafando has been sworn in as transitional president. He is set to lead the West

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Burkina Faso names an interim president following military takeover

Burkina Faso has named former foreign minister Michael Kafando as transitional president in a key step towards returning the West African country to

Burkina Faso has named former foreign minister Michael Kafando as transitional president in a key step towards returning the West African country to

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Burkina Faso 'returns to civilian rule'

A transition charter has been signed in Burkina Faso, signalling the country’s return to civilian rule. The charter, signed on Sunday (November 16)

A transition charter has been signed in Burkina Faso, signalling the country’s return to civilian rule. The charter, signed on Sunday (November 16)

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Burkina Faso talks produce plan for interim government

Opposition parties, civil society groups and religious leaders in Burkina Faso agreed on Sunday a plan for a return to civilian rule which they

Opposition parties, civil society groups and religious leaders in Burkina Faso agreed on Sunday a plan for a return to civilian rule which they