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Burkina Faso Coup Leaders Name Junta Leader

Burkina Faso Coup Leaders Name Junta Leader

    After seizing power in a coup that has received criticisms from the global community, including France, former colonial master of Burkina Faso, the military has named General Gilbert Diendere, former chief-of-staff to former President Blaise Compaore, as the new leader of the West African country. While the presidential guard officers that launched the

Photo of blaise-campaore Burkina Faso President

Burkina Faso’s President resigns

Blaise Compaore, Burkina Faso’s President has announced his resignation, following violent protests that trailed his attempt to extend his 27-year rule on October 31. Compaore issued a statement saying the presidency was now vacant and urging elections within 90 days. However, Military chief Gen Honore Traore said he had taken over as head of state

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