Emergency Message to US Citizens from US Embassy

We just received this email message from the US Embassy. RSP has taken out the internet and communications backbone of the nation in an attempt to thwart the kind of social networking and mobilization that proved so effective during the Arab Spring and the October 30...

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Ironic Peace Day Maneuvers

It’s Peace Day, the International Day of Peace, yet Burkina Faso is far from peaceful at this moment. Last night word spread of a draft proposal that would free the hostages (Interim President Michel Kafando, Prime Minister Zida--who was the 2nd in command of the RSP...

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Update

Dear Friends, we are writing from Fada N'Gourma, ‪#‎burkinafaso‬ where the military has taken over the country through a coup that has not been entirely bloodless. On Wednesday evening, shortly after the Interim President and his entire cabinet were taken hostage,...

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