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Daemon
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Government Dissolved, State of Emergency Declared in Burkina Faso

Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Burkina Faso to demand the ouster of President Blaise Compaore, who seized power in a coup 27 years ago and has been seeking to extend term limits so that he might run for reelection again in 2015. The protesters stormed parliament and other government buildings, setting them alight. They also stormed the state television headquarters, taking it off the air. Compaore has responded by dissolving the government and declaring a state of emergency, a move condemned by opposition leaders. More...
AnjanaDutt
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 12:37:23 AM
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People are fighting for justice these days and if this is the only way to do it (violence instead of peaceful demonstrations)and if this is the way citizens are heard, so be it.
Alenka
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 5:29:51 AM
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AnjanaDutt wrote:
People are fighting for justice these days and if this is the only way to do it (violence instead of peaceful demonstrations)and if this is the way citizens are heard, so be it.


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NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 9:27:51 AM

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& we were all worried about Africa's Ebola crisis.
I had a globe when I was a kid, so many countries have changed name since then. Burkina Faso was called Upper Volta. Their capital, Ouagadougou, is one of my favourite world capitals (along with Madagascar's Antananarivo & Honduras' Tegucigalpa).
🎼 ♪ Oua-ga-dou-dou-gou push pineapple shake the tree
Oua-ga-dou-dou-gou push pineapple shake the tree
Momsey
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 11:05:43 AM
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I understand that it seems to be the only way to make yourself be heard, but all the senseless destruction still boggles my mind!
GreenBanana
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 12:41:30 PM

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If they're gonna storm television stations, they should start with HBO. I'm sure the local weather report of Burkina Faso is in /real/ tight with their current regime.

Ever notice you hear about what these people do more than what they want?
TB Turtle
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 3:22:26 PM

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At this point the Banana would be burnt.....maybe a possible future HBO documentary.....?
striker
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another coup d'etat
Fredric-frank Myers
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And the arms and ammunition pours in from American profiteer's, and here lies the rub.
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