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Coming up: A new Burkina Faso

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon listens as Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore, right, speaks during a press briefing at the presidency in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Thursday, March. 3, 2016. Photo©Theo Renaut/AP/SIPABurkina Faso is trying to pick up its pieces and chart a new path, with a new agenda of democratic and economic changes, following over a quarter century authoritarian rules.

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Burkina Faso's jostled priorities

outside the capital’s splendid Hotel two days after a jihadist attack by gunmen on 15 January. Photo©Issouf Sanogo/AFPThe country's new president is promising radical change in the way Burkina Faso is governed, but his previous attempts at revolution did not end so well.

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Burkina Faso: President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré's promise in 2016

President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. Photo©ReutersBurkina Faso's newly elected President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré's comfortable lead during the first round of the West African country's 2015 election proved one thing: his popularity.

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Burkina Faso Country Profile 2015: Beyond Blaise

altBurkina Faso will be preparing elections in 2015 in order to end the transitional period after the late October 2014 downfall of President Blaise Compaoré, who faced a popular uprising after attempting to change the constitution to remove the term limits that would force him to step down.

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Ecowas: The next forty years

Biometric identity cards will replace the current document for visa-free travel in ECOWAS. Photo©Thierry Gouegnon / ReutersAs the West African regional body celebrates 40 years in May, The Africa Report looks at integration on the ground and what the next four decades could hold.

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Burkina Faso's Transitional troubles

President Kafando is unable to deliver on all of his promises of change.

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