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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

A car burns outside the parliament building in Burkina Faso as people protest against their longtime President Blaise Compaore who is seeking another term in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)

Burkina Faso protesters burn down parliament

Thousands of anti-government protesters set fire to Burkina Faso's parliament in the capital Ouagadougou in West Africa and are reportedly making their way toward President Blaise Compaore's palace, forcing the government to at least temporarily scrap plans to extend the president's 27-year rule. Published October 30, 2014