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  • Africa: Test of African Democracy – Burkina and Beyond
    [allAfrica]Washington, DC -On Thursday the former soldier who seized power in Burkina Faso 27 years ago agreed to negotiate with opponents. The announcement was a response to massive popular demonstrations against President Blaise Compaore’s intention to extend his rule for another term. While most protesters were peaceful, violence left Parliament and other buildings in flames. Amid reports in the evening that the military had taken over in what amounted to another coup, social media celebrated that some soldiers had join
  • Burkina Faso: Army Takes Over, Compaore’s Whereabouts Unknown
    [Deutsche Welle]The chief of Burkina Faso’s army has dissolved the government and said that a transitional government will be formed. The announcement came shortly after the president reportedly declared a state of emergency.
  • South Sudan: Back to War – Again
    [ICG]Warring parties in South Sudan’s civil war are preparing for major offensives as seasonal rains ease.