Burkina Faso still unstable despite imposition of curfew (2)

10:23, April 19, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Through a presidential decree, the Burkina Faso president also appointed Colonel Major Nabere Honore Traore as the chief of general staff for the national army. He replaced Dominique Djendjere.

He also appointed Colonel Boureima Kere to replace Colonel Major Gilbert Diendere as the head of the presidential security brigade.

On Friday, the authorities paid part of the housing and food allowance to the presidential guards.

On Saturday, traders within the capital descended on the streets to protest against the looting that had been carried out in their shops by the mutineers.

The traders attacked the country's parliament, the headquarters of the ruling party, the city hall and a private television station. They were later dispersed by the gendarmes and police officers.

On the same day, after the protest march by the traders, Burkina Faso authorities imposed a curfew within and around Ouagadougou from 7 p.m to 6 a.m (local time and GMT).

Sporadic gunshots could be heard throughout the weekend and most of the terrified residents remained indoors.

The home to the country's opposition leader was ransacked and his vehicle was set on fire.
 
 
     
 
BRICS Leaders Meeting 2011
 
Japan in aftershocks
 
     
 
 
 
  Weekly review  
 
April 14   BRICS nations can be anchor of global economy, politics
 
April 13   China launches assault on child kidnapping
April 12   China's coastal seas unaffected by Japan's radioactive water
April 11   US has serious human rights abuses: China
April 16   The week in pictures
April 11   PM Kan offers thanks for 'Kizuna' on People's Daily
April 13   Stable BRICS nations prop up world development
April 13   US should stop acting like 'preacher' of human rights
April 15   GDP rises 9.7% in Q1, inflation surges too
April 14   Auditor lady's sudden death sparks overwork debate
 
     
 
 


【1】 【2】 【3】

(Editor:张茜)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • BRICS Leaders' Meeting 2011
  • Focus On China
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Hendry crashes Perry in World Snooker Championship's first round
  • Cherry blossoms in full bloom in quake-devastated aera
  • Activists call for seed rights in Belgium
  • Beautiful ladyboys shine at beauty pageant in Bangkok
  • Doha debates on Libya go on
  • Eason Chan dances for fans in C China
Hot Forum Dicussion