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27/11/2015 - Burkina Faso

Burkina elections: Judge my competence not my gender, says female candidate Sereme

Campaigning is wrapping up for Burkina Faso’s landmark presidential and legislative elections - these are the first polls since the ousting of former strongman Blaise Compaore, who ruled the ...
26/11/2015 - Report: Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso elections: A new constitution, judiciary to deal with Compaore, says presidential candidate Diabre

Presidential election frontrunner Zephirin Diabre addressed a campaign rally in Ouagadougou on Wednesday attended by some 10,000 supporters ahead of Burkina Faso’s landmark polls.
25/11/2015 - Report: Burkina Faso

Election observers preparing for 'extraordinary' polls in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, electoral observers are readying themselves for this weekend’s landmark polls. Codel, a grouping of civil society organisations, is deploying some 5,000 observers to monitor elections temporarily derailed by a failed coup attempt in September.

Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso votes in the country's referendum on October 25. Tanzanian leader Jakaya Kikwete at the UN General assembly, September 27, 2015.
26/10/2015 - Congo-Tanzania

Why some African leaders cling to power, whilst others walk away

Following a weekend of elections on the African Continent, analysts are drawing parallels between Congo-Brazzaville and Tanzania even before results are announced.
Muslim faithfuls pray to celebrate Eid at Ouagadougou's stadium.
24/09/2015 - Report: Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso celebrates Eid as civilian rule returns

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Ouagadougou’s municipal stadium on Thursday for a mass prayer for Eid or Tabaski, as the Muslim holy day is called in Burkina Faso.


African press review 23 September 2015

Peace breaks out, at least temporarily, in Burkina Faso. Jacob Zuma surprises South Africa's mining industry by appointing an unknown to the mineral resources ministry.

French press review 22 September 2015

German carmaker Volkswagen faces a 16-billion-dollar fine for thwarting US pollution tests.

African press review 22 September 2015

It's D-Day for the president of the Nigerian Senate, facing indictment for corruption; 4,000 inmates are evacuated from South Africa's Pollsmoor prison after the death of prisoner from a rat-borne ...

French press review 21 September 2015

Rocky road awaits Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras despite his big win in a general election gamble. The Pope charms the Castro brothers on the Cuban lap of his peace mission to the America's.
Protesters chant slogans during a demonstration outside the Hotel Liaco in Ougadougou on 20 September, 2015.
21/09/2015 - Report: Burkina Faso

Deal to end Burkina coup crisis denounced

Burkina Faso is bracing for more violence after civil society movements denounced a political accord reached on Sunday.