Keep up with what’s going on in Burkina Faso

Danielle Wiener-Bronner
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Protests are heating up again in Burkina Fasino, a landlocked African country on the edge of the Sahara.

On Sunday, soldiers opened fire near the headquarters of a state-run TV station in Ouagadougou, the capital, to drive away citizens who had gathered to rally against a military takeover of the government. One person was killed.


The incident follows days of unrest. Last week, anti-government protests forced out former president Blaise Compaore after 27 years in office.

Now, the army has seized power, naming Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida as the new head of state. But people are still upset with the country’s leadership—the U.N. has condemned the army's actions, and some politicians are lobbying to lead a new transitional government.

The situation on the ground is changing fast, so we’ve put together a list of journalists who are reporting on the crisis in Burkina Faso. Click here to follow them on Twitter.


Danielle Wiener-Bronner is a news reporter.

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