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Friday, 11-21-14, 10:20Security Council Adopts First-Ever Resolution On 'Invaluable Role' of UN Police Operations[UN News]The United Nations Security Council today adopted the first-ever resolution focusing on the world body's policing operations, stressing their invaluable contribution to peacekeeping, civilian protection and the rule of law, and pledging to give clear mandates as well as appropriate resources to UN police-related work. read more...
Friday, 11-21-14, 9:49HM King Mohammed Vi Congratulates Michel Kafando On His Appointment As Interim President of Burkina Faso[MAP]Rabat, Nov. 20, 2014 -HM King Mohammed VI has sent a congratulatory message to Michel Kafando, who was sworn in as Burkina Faso's transitional president on Tuesday. read more...
Thursday, 11-20-14, 9:57Burkina Faso Names Zida Interim Prime Minister[Deutsche Welle]Authorities in Burkina Faso have named Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida as transitional prime minister. The military leader had assumed control of the government in the wake of longtime leader Campaore's ouster. read more...
Thursday, 11-20-14, 7:23Army Holds On to Burkina Power With Zida Named Prime Minister[RFI]Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida has been named Burkina Faso's prime minister. Zida took over running the country after former president Blaise Compaoré was ousted by a popular uprising. read more...
Wednesday, 11-19-14, 12:43State Dept. on Burkina Faso's Moves Toward Democratic Transition[State Department]U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE read more...
Wednesday, 11-19-14, 9:49Kafando Sworn in as Interim President[Deutsche Welle]After weeks of anxiety over the future of Burkina Faso's leadership, diplomat Michel Kafando has been sworn in as the country's transitional president. The 27-year leader Blaise Compaore was overthrown in October. read more...
Tuesday, 11-18-14, 12:16Burkina Faso - Transitional President Sworn in Tuesday[Algerie Presse Service]Ouagadougou -The president of the transition in Burkina Faso, Michel Kafando, will be sworn in on Tuesday and the official transfer of power, now held by Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida will take place on Friday, a military source said Monday. read more...
Tuesday, 11-18-14, 11:51UN Chief Welcomes Appointment of Interim President, Signing of Transition Framework[UN News]United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the people of Burkina Faso on the signing of the Charter of the Transition and on the appointment of former foreign minister Michel Kafando as Transitional President. read more...
Monday, 11-17-14, 7:45Diplomat Kafando Named As Interim President[Deutsche Welle]A special committee has chosen Michel Kafando as Burkina Faso's interim president, to lead the country until elections next November. Authorities in Ouagadougou were under international pressure to restore civilian rule. read more...
Monday, 11-17-14, 7:38Agreement in Burkina Faso - the Hour of the Opposition?[Deutsche Welle]In Burkina Faso the military, opposition and civil society have come to an interim agreement. The opposition however is lacking in vision for the country's redevelopment. read more...

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