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Romaric Ollo Hien

Romaric Ollo Hien

    Elite troops linked to ex-leader declare Burkina Faso coup
    Elite troops linked to ex-leader declare Burkina Faso coup
    Lieutenant-Colonel Mamadou Bamba declared on national television that a new "National Democratic Council" had put an end "to the deviant regime of...
    Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida takes over in Burkina Faso
    Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida takes over in Burkina Faso
    The second in command of Burkina Faso's presidential guard, Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida, said on Saturday he had taken power after deposed...
    Police mutiny spreads in Burkina Faso
    Police mutiny spreads in Burkina Faso
    A wave of popular anger spread in Burkina Faso on Thursday as police followed the army in staging a mutiny a week after President Blaise Compaore...
    Burkina Faso mutiny spreads as police, students riot
    Burkina Faso mutiny spreads as police, students riot
    A mutiny in Burkina Faso spread on Monday as police joined soldiers on a rampage in a northern town, and students staged violent protests in the...
    Burkina Faso votes in presidential election
    Burkina Faso votes in presidential election
    Burkina Faso voted on Sunday in a presidential poll that appeared to generate little enthusiasm and was expected to cement the power of incumbent...
    Cellphone repairmen thrive in Burkina market
    Cellphone repairmen thrive in Burkina market
    Tongs in one hand, soldering iron in the other, Moumouni Tiemtore draws sparks from the dismantled carcass of a cellphone. "It's a circuit fault,"...
    Biofuels: Danger or new opportunity?
    Biofuels: Danger or new opportunity?
    The growing promotion of environmentally-friendly biofuels is raising questions for Africa: Are such fuels a threat to food security or a golden...
    Let down by 'white gold' Burkina eyes the real stuff
    Let down by 'white gold' Burkina eyes the real stuff
    After "white gold" -- cotton -- failed to live up to expectations in recent years, the impoverished West African nation of Burkina Faso has turned...