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Burkina Faso: Prez steps down, two different military leaders stake claim

Nov 01, 2014

Burkina Faso: Prez steps down, two different military leaders stake claim

The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, but two army leaders have declared themselves President. #NewsTracker #Africa #President #Burkina Faso #World News #Blaise Compaore #Honore Traore
Protests force out Burkina president, soldiers vie for power

Nov 01, 2014

Protests force out Burkina president, soldiers vie for power

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore resigned on Friday amid mass street protests at his attempts to extend his 27-year rule, plunging the West African nation into uncertainty as junior officers vied with top military brass for power. Compaore, a taciturn former soldier in office since a 1987 military coup, had sought to defy popular pressure for him to step down after a day of violent unrest on Thursday in which demonstrators burned parliament and ransacked state television. Impoverished Burkina Faso had emerged under Compaore as a key mediator in the turbulent Sahel and his departure robs the region of a wily elder statesman -- though one often criticised for his rights record and meddling in his neighbours' affairs #Business #United States #France #Arabic #Russia #United Kingdom #President #Latin America
Burkina Faso standoff: President refuses to resign as 30 killed in violence

Oct 31, 2014

Burkina Faso standoff: President refuses to resign as 30 killed in violence

Burkina Faso's longtime leader refused to resign on Thursday in the face of violent protests that posed the greatest threat to his nearly three-decade rule. #NewsTracker #Africa #President #Protests #Violence #Burkina Faso #Blaise Compaore #African nation
Obama campaigns in Maine, avoids spat over Ebola quarantine policies

Oct 31, 2014

Obama campaigns in Maine, avoids spat over Ebola quarantine policies

President Barack Obama sought to mobilise Democratic voters in the race for governor in Maine while keeping his distance from the state's Ebola quarantine policies. #United States #Barack Obama #US #Democrats #NewsTracker #US President #Maine #Ebola Virus #Ebola spreads #Ebola quarantine policies

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Tradition be damned President Pranab should vote this election

May 10, 2014

Tradition be damned President Pranab should vote this election

This idea of not voting to be neutral is a claim to false neutrality. If it were to ensure that he was not accused of taking sides in government formation when no party of no pre-poll alliance won a majority, it appear a logic stretched too far #India #ToTheContrary #Pranab Mukherjee #Congress #BJP #Democracy #President #Rashtrapati Bhavan #Lok Sabha elections 2014