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Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida in Ouagadougou on 14 November
19/11/2014 - Burkina Faso

Army holds on to Burkina power with Zida named prime minister

Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida has been named Burkina Faso’s prime minister.
Opposition leader,  Zéphirin Diabré signs a "transition charter" in  Ouagadougou, 16 november 2014.
17/11/2014 - FRANCE - BURKINA FASO

Hollande welcomes Kafando as Burkina Faso's interim president

French President François Hollande on Monday welcomed Michel Kafando as Burkina Faso's interim leader.


African press review 17 November 2014

For once, the main story in the Nigerian Guardian is NOT about Boko Haram extremists. The Guardian is worried about the national economy.


French weekly magazines review 16 November 2014

The political earthquake caused by the “Jouyetgate” scandal is this week’s top story. Corruption claims hit one of Nicolas Sarkozy’s allies.

French press review 14 November 2014

Africa has pride of place in the French press this Friday as several newspapers comment about the breakthrough in the dialogue to set up a transitional government in Burkina Faso and follow the Ebola ...

African press review 6 November 2014

South Africa's hearing over violence at Marikana where 34 striking mineworkers have died, Boko Haram's attack against French-owned cement works and US's pressure against Yemen's former president Ali ...
Burkina Faso's current leader Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida
05/11/2014 - Burkina Faso - France

West Africans press Burkina army to hand over power, Hollande admits helping Compaoré flee

West African leaders met the colonel currently leading Burkina Faso on Wednesday to press the army to hand over power to a civilian government.

African press review 5 November 2014

South Africa succeeds in reducing poverty. Its top court orders police to look into alleged atrocities in Zimbabwe. Zambia’s interim president gives in to riots.

African press review 4 November 2014

What next for Burkina Faso, more extremist violence in Nigeria and journalists in Egypt worrying about press freedom - all in today's papers ..