OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's armed forces chief General Honore Traore said on Friday that he had taken charge of the West African state after former President Blaise Compaore resigned.
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore has left power, a colonel in the presidential guard announced on Friday, according to television channel Burkina24.
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Burkina Faso on Friday to press President Blaise Compaore to step down, a day after the army dissolved parliament and announced a transitional government in the face of violent mass protests.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Two people are suspected of having Ebola after coming into contact with a two-year-old girl who died of the disease in Mali last week, according to data from the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
ABUJA (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded at a crowded bus stop in the northeast Nigerian city of Gombe on Friday, killing at least five people and wounding 15 others, witnesses said.