Kabore, Roch Marc Christian

Burkina Faso President Ousted in Military Coup

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — The military seized power in Burkina Faso on Monday, ousting the country’s democratically elected president after mutinous soldiers stormed his home, in the latest of a series of military coups in African countries struggling to beat back a rising tide of Islamist violence. President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, 64, had been […]

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Gunfire Rattles Burkina Faso’s Capital as Soldiers Revolt

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Gunfire erupted inside several military bases across this conflict-hit West African country early Sunday as part of an apparent mutiny led by soldiers demanding sweeping changes to the government’s faltering campaign against Islamist militants. The firing started just before dawn at the bases in the capital, Ouagadougou, and in at least […]

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