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Mali PM in Burkina Faso For Talks On Northern Mali

Posted June 22nd, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Mali’s interim prime minister, Cheikh Modibo Diarra says his government favors dialogue and negotiation to resolve the conflict with rebels in the North, but is not ruling out force if negotiations fail. Mr. Diarra, and his minister of communication, Hamadoun Toure, were in Burkina Faso Friday to meet with President Blaise Compaore who is serving […]

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Burkina Faso Discharges Hundreds of Soldiers for Attempted Mutiny

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Burkina Faso has dismissed 566 soldiers linked to a wave of mutiny attempts between April and last month. An army official said Thursday, 217 soldiers are facing prosecution on charges of inciting public rowdiness, and failing to respect military duties. The alleged attempted mutinies follow a trend of disorder in Burkina Faso this year. The […]

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Burkinabe Soldiers Face Prosecution After Mutiny

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 57 Burkinabe soldiers have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a mutiny last week at a military camp outside Burkina Faso’s commercial capital. Military authorities say seven people were killed and 33 injured on Friday when government troops violently squashed the mutiny. Disgruntled soldiers demanding higher wages had looted the area near […]

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Seven Dead in Latest Burkina Faso Unrest

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Burkina Faso says seven people, including a young girl, were killed when the military suppressed a mutiny in the country’s commercial capital, Bobo Dioulasso. Officials Saturday said that six soldiers died in an exchange of gunfire Friday between rioting troops and the soldiers sent to subdue them. The officials said the young girl was shot […]

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Burkina Faso Troops Sent to Quell Unrest by Soldiers

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Burkina Faso’s military says it has put down a mutiny in the country’s commercial capital, where unruly troops spent several days looting and shooting into the air. Witnesses in the southwestern city of Bobo Dioulasso say troops arrived in the city Friday morning. They say the town’s siren sounded early in the day signaling residents […]

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Burkina Faso Troops Sent to Quell Unrest by Soldiers

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Burkina Faso’s second largest city say troops have been sent into Bobo Dioulasso to end days of shooting and looting by soldiers in the commercial capital. Residents report hearing heavy fighting after the military troops arrival on Friday morning. Witnesses say forces surrounded the Ouezzin Coulibaly military camp where hundreds of soldiers staging […]

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Burkina Faso Soldiers Protest, Fire Shots

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Burkina Faso say dozens of soldiers took to the streets late Tuesday and fired shots into the air in the country’s second largest city. Residents say the protest began at a military barracks in the city of Bobo-Dioulasso. There are conflicting reports about whether the soldiers looted businesses and buildings. The West African […]

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