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Stories with place: Burkina Faso
  • Romanian govt examines video of man kidnapped in Africa 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 7:44 am

    BUCHAREST, Romania - Romania's Foreign Ministry says it is working to verify the authenticity of a video of a Romanian security worker pleading for help after being kidnapped by those with ties to the Islamic State group.

  • Burkina Faso court rejects candidate of former ruling party 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 3:10 pm

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - A court in Burkina Faso on Saturday rejected the chosen presidential candidate of the former ruling party, prompting threats of a boycott of the vote in October.

  • Guinea ex-coup leader won't run in election 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 2:17 pm

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - The lawyer of Guinea's former coup leader says the ex-strongman will not be able to take part in next month's presidential election after he was barred from returning to the country.

  • Armed men launch attack in Burkina Faso near Mali 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 3:52 pm

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Several suspected Islamic militants launched a rare attack near the West African nation's border with Mali on Monday, wounding at least two people as they said they were targeting Christians, a witness and a security official said.

  • Guinea: Riot police break up rally for ex-military leader 
    Updated: Aug-15-15 4:59 pm

    CONAKRY, Guinea - Riot police in Guinea used tear gas to break up a rally on Saturday demanding the return of a former military ruler who wants to run for president despite facing charges related to a 2009 massacre.