NLNG Corporate Caring banner First bank SME Connect Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Burkina Faso Detains Ex-Prime Minister Over Deadly Protests

By News Express on 20/09/2016

Gmail icon

Views: 1,427

  Burkina Faso’s justice ministry says former prime minister Luc Adolphe Tiao has been arrested and accused of complicity with violence that killed protesters who forced the former president to step down.

The ministry said late Friday that Tiao has been charged with several counts. He was prime minister when a popular uprising forced longtime President Blaise Compaore to resign in late 2014.
The ministry says Tiao is accused of having signed a declaration allowing the army to intervene with the use of weapons to restore calm. About 30 people died and 600 others were wounded in the protests.
Tiao had been in exile in Ivory Coast, along with other ministers from Compaore’s regime, before returning to this West African country in recent days. (AP)
•Photo shows Burkina Faso’s Ex-PM Luc Adolphe Tiao.

Source News Express

Posted 17/09/2016 8:18:49 PM





You may also like...
Al Qaeda terrorists plan brutal comeback

FRSC announces temporary closure of section of Ibadan...

Nine things to know about Trump impeachment controversy...

Eid-el-Kabir: IDPs in festive mood as Borno, NEMA...

Ohanaeze, Ekwueme, Ezeife back North zone to produce...

Nigerian Air Force launches ‘see something, say something’...

Land dispute: Anambra Police declares Chimamanda Adichie’s kinsmen...

BREAKING: Troops arrest Boko Haram’s Chief Cameraman

APC blocks Nwobodo, Nnaji’s defection bid

United Nations rewards SPDC JV Afam VI Power...

Gunmen invade Kogi Speaker’s house, kidnap 2 sons...

Senators choose a new President as 9th National...


Latest News IGP redeploys seven Police Commissioners •The affected states and their new CPs Only digital revolution will save Nigeria — Obi •Challenges Nigerian youth Boko Haram, collaborators hibernating in FCT, other cities ― Report Army releases emergency numbers for ‘Exercise Atilogwu Udo 1’ Bayelsa guber: Court grants APC stay of execution ― Sylva El-Rufai kneels, begs Kogi people to forgive Governor Bello Re-opening of borders: Nigeria, Benin, Niger set up committee ‘Multiple victims’ confirmed in school shooting near Los Angeles Bayelsa/Kogi: Buhari tasks INEC, security officials on good conduct Kogi/Bayelsa polls: Police ban orderlies to governors, politicians, vehicles without number plates Kidnapped Appeal Court Judge regains freedom Facebook takes down billions of fake accounts


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (562,075 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (451,998 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (400,998 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (335,138 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (303,337 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (280,176 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (258,608 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (256,754 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (238,245 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (224,589 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (201,213 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (197,965 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (108) Business & Economy (4,569) Business Verdict (86) Columnists (1,143) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (219) Entertainment (703) Features (844) Global Business Monitor (493) ICT Monitor (67) International (4,204) Interview (211) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (176) Maggie's Blog (481) News (53,948) Opinion (1,418) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,722) Religion (1,118) Sports (2,224) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera