Friday, October 31, 2014

Military takes over power in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso's army chief, Navere Honore Traore has taken over power as head of state after President Blaise Compaore announced his resignation.

"In line with constitutional measures, and given the power vacuum … I will assume as of today my responsibilities as head of state," Traore said in a statement on Friday.

Burkina Faso President, Blaise had resigned from office following yesterday's massive protest by people who were opposed to the elongation of his 27 years tenure.

In the meantime, Bukina Faso's army chief has instituted a transitional body that would conduct elections for the seat of the president in the next 90 days.

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