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Stories with place: Burkina Faso
  • Burkina Faso ex-leader's hometown adapts to life without him 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 10:53 am

    ZINIARE, Burkina Faso - During his nearly three decades in power, the hometown of Burkina Faso's ex-president transformed from a dusty village into a fast-growing provincial capital boasting paved roads, a private presidential estate and even a zoo with hippos and giraffes.

  • Burkina Faso: 'Large-scale attack' thwarted ahead of vote 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 8:19 am

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Security forces disrupted a "large-scale attack" in Burkina Faso, arresting 13 suspects and seizing weapons and bomb-making materials in the west near Mali's border, the security minister said Friday.

  • UN envoy warns Sahel youths susceptible to radicalization 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 6:58 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Up to 41 million young people in the Sahel have bleak futures, pushing them to migrate and making them susceptible to radicalization, a U.N. envoy to the African region said Wednesday.

  • Burkina Faso victims seek answers from former torture site 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 10:33 am

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - A rundown colonial building in Burkina Faso that was once the headquarters of the presidential guard brings back horrible memories for Mousbila Sankara, who was among dozens of people who were imprisoned and tortured there. Some never made it out alive.

  • Burkina Faso presidential candidates launch campaigns 
    Updated: Nov-08-15 6:33 am

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Fourteen presidential candidates in Burkina Faso's upcoming elections launched their campaigns Sunday and the transitional government urged them to be courteous and fair.