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By Sam Mednick, Arsene Kabore, Associated Press
Angry protesters attacked the French Embassy in Burkina Faso's capital Saturday after supporters of the West African nation's new coup leader accused France of harboring the ousted interim president, a charge French authorities vehemently denied.
In a statement carried Friday night, their spokesman declared that Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba was no longer in control of the country.
A summit last month of the Economic Community of West African States put off imposing further economic and financial sanctions on Mali, Guinea and Burkina Faso. They were suspended from the bloc following military coups and are under international pressure…
By Francis Kokutse, Associated Press
African leaders have gathered for a summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to address growing humanitarian needs on the continent, which is also facing increased violent extremism, climate change challenges and a run of military coups. Leaders on Friday called for…
By Sam Mednick, Associated Press
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport, Alison Thoet
The biggest international prize in architecture will be awarded Friday in London to an architect known for his work on buildings that address social needs, particularly in African countries. This year’s prize also made history, as Francis Kéré became the…
The African Union has announced in a tweet that it has suspended Burkina Faso until constitutional order is restored in the West African country.
Already there appear to be tensions between the military and gendarme security forces. There is also the risk that some elements within the military could stage a counter-coup against the junta now leading the West African country.
By Francis Kokutse, Sam Mednick, Associated Press
West Africa's regional bloc has suspended Burkina Faso's membership in the aftermath of this week's military coup.
Hundreds of people have marched through the streets of Burkina Faso’s capital in a show of support for the new military-led junta that ousted democratically elected President Roch Marc Christian Kabore and seized control of the country.
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