Burkina Faso names Michel Kafando as transitional leader

2014-11-17 06:29
Burkina Faso Lt Col Issac Yacouba Zida makes an announcement to the media in the city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. (Theo Renaut, AP)

Burkina Faso Lt Col Issac Yacouba Zida makes an announcement to the media in the city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. (Theo Renaut, AP)

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Ouagadougou - Authorities in Burkina Faso named former foreign minister Michel Kafando as transitional president on Monday in an important step towards returning the West African country to democracy after a brief military takeover.

Kafando was chosen as part of a charter hammered out after long-time President Blaise Compaore was toppled on 31 October after mass protests. Compaore was replaced a day later by Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida.

Read more on:    isaac zida  |  michel kafando  |  blaise compaore  |  burkina faso  |  west africa
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