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Burkina Faso: Coup Plotters Free Former President Kafando

Burkina Faso: Coup Plotters Free Former President Kafando

The Junta leaders in Burkina Faso have released interim President Michel Kafando who has been in detention since Wednesday. However, Prime Minister Isaac Zida who was also detained alongside Kafando remains under house arrest. Gen. Gilbert Diendere, leader of the military junta, announced the release on state television in Ougadougou, capital. “I can confirm that

Burkina Faso: Michel Kafando Emerges Interim President

Burkina Faso’s government officials on Monday announced that Michel Kafando, a diplomat, has been selected asBurkina Faso’s interim president until 2015. Kafando, one of four candidates, was chosen after hours of negotiation. “The consensus candidate is Michel Kafando,” said IgnaceSandwidi, a representative of the Catholic Church, which was involved in the discussions to find a

Burkina Faso: African Leaders Pressure Army For Power Handover

The presidents of Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal are to visit Burkina Faso to press the military for a speedy handover of power to a civilian ruler. Representing the West African regional body, ECOWAS, Senegalese President Macky Sall, Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria and Ghana’s John Mahama are expected to arrive in the capital, Ouagadougou later today.


Burkina Faso Military To Instal Transition Government

Burkina Faso’s military has promised to install a transitional government, days after it seized power as President Blaise Compaore’s was forced to resign by a popular protest. The move came after soldiers had fired shots at the state TV station and barricaded the capital’s main square as thousands of protesters demanded the military give up

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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