Friday, October 31, 2014

Burkina Faso President Compaore Resigns. Army Now In Charge

Burkina Faso President Compaore Resigns -- Voice of America

The longtime president of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaore, has stepped down following protests against his efforts to stay in power.

Local media broadcast a resignation statement from Comapore Friday and an army spokesman confirmed the president had stepped down.

In his statement, Compaore called for a 90-day transition leading to "free and transparent" elections.

Burkina24 television reported Compaore left the presidential palace in a heavily armed convoy.

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More News On Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso general takes over as Compaore resigns -- BBC
Blaise Compaoré Steps Down as Burkina Faso President, Ceding to Protesters -- NYT
Burkina Faso’s president Blaise Compaoré resigns after street protests -- The Guardian
Burkina Faso president resigns amid unrest -- UPI
Burkina Faso President’s Rule Ends, Military Says -- WSJ
Burkina Faso president relinquishes 27-year rule after violent protests -- FOX News
Burkina Faso Army Says President Blaise Compaore Ousted From Power -- IBTimes
Burkina Faso president resigns after protests -- Al Jazeera
Burkina Faso leader steps down, vote in 90 days -- AP
Burkina army chief announces creation of transitional government -- Reuters
Burkina Faso army head takes over as President Blaise Compaore resigns -- CBC/Reuters

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