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Stories with subject: Government transitions
  • Burkina Faso's ex-president charged with treason 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 6:16 am

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Blaise Compaore, the former president who ruled this West African country for nearly three decades, has been charged with "high treason" over his bid to change the constitution and run for a third term, state media said Thursday night.

  • Burkina Faso president sets election date 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 8:07 am

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso's transitional president has signed a decree fixing the date for the first round of presidential elections on Oct. 11.