AU Issues Ultimatum to Burkina Faso Leaders

The African Union has set a timeframe for the transfer of power to civilian authorities, threatening to target the country's economy if it doesn't comply.



  • Burkina Faso:   African Union Issues Ultimatum

    Deutsche Welle, 3 November 2014

    Burkina Faso's military must return the country to civilian rule within the next two weeks or face sanctions, the African Union has said. The interim president promised a… Read more »

  • Burkina Faso:   African Union Calls for Civilian Rule

    Algerie Presse Service, 2 November 2014

    The African Union (AU) called Saturday for "civil and consensual" transition in Burkina Faso, after President Blaise Compaoré stepped down. Read more »

  • Burkina Faso:   U.S. Calls for Respect of Democratic Process

    State Department, 31 October 2014

    Press Statement by Jen Psaki, Department Spokesperson in Washington, DC, October 31, 2014: Read more »

  • Rwanda:   Banned By Burning

    New Times, 2 November 2014

    This week in Burkina Faso, congress 'annoyed the people' and the people chose to 'ban' parliamentary building by burning. Could this be an example of an African solution to an… Read more »

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A protester burns a T-shirt supporting a referendum on constitutional changes to allow the president to stand for re-election in 2015 (file photo).