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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced the creation of a police accountability task force following days of unrest over the alleged murder of a black teenager by a white policeman. The announcement came a week after the officer, Jason Van Dyke, was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times. "The shooting of Laquan McDonald requires more than just words," Emanuel said in a statement.
By Mathieu Bonkoungou OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's president-elect Roch Marc Kabore promised on Tuesday to tackle "fundamental needs" like sanitation as well as reviving an economy that has lost momentum in the 13 months since his veteran predecessor was toppled in a popular uprising. Kabore served as prime minister and head of the National Assembly under Blaise Compaore, who was overthrown last year after trying to change the constitution to extend his 27 years in power. "We need to organise ourselves to take in hand the whole country's preoccupations because our first objective is not simply to revive the economy but at the same time to satisfy the fundamental needs of the whole population," Kabore told Reuters after being declared the winner overnight.