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2014-11-24 Communique of 468th PSC Meeting On the Situation in Burkina Faso
[African Union]The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 468th meeting held on 18 November 2014, adopted the following decision on the situation in Burkina Faso:

2014-11-24 Military Retains Power in New Cabinet
[Deutsche Welle]Authorities in Burkina Faso have issued a decree alocating ministerial posts in an interim government. The military claimed six posts, including the key ministries of the interior and defense.

2014-11-22 UN Chief Urges Continued Dialogue During Transition
[UN News]Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his call for all Burkinabé stakeholders to ensure Burkina Faso's seamless transition to democracy amid an ongoing constitutional crisis in the West African country, a United Nations spokesperson has confirmed.

2014-11-21 Security Council Adopts First-Ever Resolution On 'Invaluable Role' of UN Police Operations
[UN News]The United Nations Security Council today adopted the first-ever resolution focusing on the world body's policing operations, stressing their invaluable contribution to peacekeeping, civilian protection and the rule of law, and pledging to give clear mandates as well as appropriate resources to UN police-related work.

2014-11-21 Communiqué of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), At Its 465th Meeting On the Situation in Burkina Faso
[African Union]The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 465th meeting held on 3 November 2014, adopted the following decision on the situation in Burkina Faso:

2014-11-21 The African Union Calls for a Civilian-Led and Consensual Transition in Burkina Faso
[African Union]Addis Ababa -The AU Peace and Security Council to meet to consider the situation

2014-11-20 Army Holds On to Burkina Power With Zida Named Prime Minister
[RFI]Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida has been named Burkina Faso's prime minister. Zida took over running the country after former president Blaise Compaoré was ousted by a popular uprising.

2014-11-21 HM King Mohammed Vi Congratulates Michel Kafando On His Appointment As Interim President of Burkina Faso
[MAP]Rabat, Nov. 20, 2014 -HM King Mohammed VI has sent a congratulatory message to Michel Kafando, who was sworn in as Burkina Faso's transitional president on Tuesday.

2014-11-19 Kafando Sworn in as Interim President
[Deutsche Welle]After weeks of anxiety over the future of Burkina Faso's leadership, diplomat Michel Kafando has been sworn in as the country's transitional president. The 27-year leader Blaise Compaore was overthrown in October.

2014-11-19 State Dept. on Burkina Faso's Moves Toward Democratic Transition
[State Department]U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

2014-11-19 Career Diplomat to Guide the Country Back to Democratic Rule
[Deutsche Welle]Michel Kafando has been sworn in as interim president of Burkina Faso. He is to oversee the return to democratic rule after President Blaise Compaore was deposed in a popular uprising.

2014-11-20 Burkina Faso Names Zida Interim Prime Minister
[Deutsche Welle]Authorities in Burkina Faso have named Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida as transitional prime minister. The military leader had assumed control of the government in the wake of longtime leader Campaore's ouster.

2014-11-18 UN Chief Welcomes Appointment of Interim President, Signing of Transition Framework
[UN News]United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the people of Burkina Faso on the signing of the Charter of the Transition and on the appointment of former foreign minister Michel Kafando as Transitional President.

2014-11-18 Career Diplomat to Be Sworn in As Burkina's Interim Leader
[ANGOP]Ouagadougou -Career diplomat Michel Kafando will be sworn in Tuesday as Burkina Faso's interim president to steer the west African nation during a one-year transition back to civilian rule following the toppling of its veteran leader.

2014-11-18 Algeria, Greece, China and Burkina Faso Partake in 6th FCIDC
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Troupes from Algeria, Greece, Burkina Faso and China played Monday night at the National Theatre Mahieddine Bachtarzi (TNA), part of the 6th International Cultural Festival of Contemporary Dance (FCIDC), held under the sign of reconciliation and friendship between peoples.

2014-11-18 Burkina Faso - Transitional President Sworn in Tuesday
[Algerie Presse Service]Ouagadougou -The president of the transition in Burkina Faso, Michel Kafando, will be sworn in on Tuesday and the official transfer of power, now held by Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida will take place on Friday, a military source said Monday.

2014-11-19 U.S. Congratulates Burkina Faso for Progress Toward Democratic Transition
[State Department]The United States congratulates the people of Burkina Faso and their leaders on the signing of a charter that will guide the transition to a democratically elected government. We congratulate Michel Kafando on being sworn in as interim president of Burkina Faso. We encourage Mr. Kafando to build on the momentum of the past two weeks and to select individuals to serve in the transitional government who are firmly committed to a democratic, civilian government. We urge Burkina Faso's armed forces to continue

2014-11-17 Diplomat Kafando Named As Interim President
[Deutsche Welle]A special committee has chosen Michel Kafando as Burkina Faso's interim president, to lead the country until elections next November. Authorities in Ouagadougou were under international pressure to restore civilian rule.

2014-11-17 Agreement in Burkina Faso - the Hour of the Opposition?
[Deutsche Welle]In Burkina Faso the military, opposition and civil society have come to an interim agreement. The opposition however is lacking in vision for the country's redevelopment.

2014-11-17 UN Chief Welcomes Adoption of Framework for Civilian-Led Transition
[UN News]United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the people of Burkina Faso on the consensus adoption of a Charter of the Transition, which will provide the legal framework for a civilian-led transition culminating in elections in November 2015.

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