Burkina Faso coup: New leader Damiba gives first speech

The first speech of Burkina Faso’s new military leader was followed by millions. Many saw parallels with the country’s charismatic 1980s military leader, Thomas Sankara, who was assassinated during a coup in 1987. Lt-Col Damiba, wearing a red beret like Sankara, used much of the same rhetoric and phrases such as “dignity”, “integrity”, “anthem of … Read more

Burkina Faso coup: New leader Damiba gives first speech

The first speech of Burkina Faso’s new military leader was followed by millions. Many saw parallels with the country’s charismatic 1980s military leader, Thomas Sankara, who was assassinated during a coup in 1987. Lt-Col Damiba, wearing a red beret like Sankara, used much of the same rhetoric and phrases such as “dignity”, “integrity”, “anthem of … Read more

China agrees to Xinjiang visit by UN rights chief after Olympics: Report – Times of India

BEIJING: China has agreed that the UN human rights chief can visit Xinjiang after the Beijing Olympics, the South China Morning Post said, citing unidentified sources, but activists and a Western diplomat expressed doubt after years of stalled talks. Rights groups have accused China of widescale abuses against Uyghurs and other minority groups in its … Read more

Burkina Faso coup: New leader Damiba gives first speech

The first speech of Burkina Faso’s new military leader was followed by millions. Many saw parallels with the country’s charismatic 1980s military leader, Thomas Sankara, who was assassinated during a coup in 1987. Lt-Col Damiba, wearing a red beret like Sankara, used much of the same rhetoric and phrases such as “dignity”, “integrity”, “anthem of … Read more

China agrees to Xinjiang visit by UN rights chief after Olympics: Report – Times of India

BEIJING: China has agreed that the UN human rights chief can visit Xinjiang after the Beijing Olympics, the South China Morning Post said, citing unidentified sources, but activists and a Western diplomat expressed doubt after years of stalled talks. Rights groups have accused China of widescale abuses against Uyghurs and other minority groups in its … Read more