Army backs Isaac Zida as new Burkina Faso leader

Army backs Isaac Zida as new Burkina Faso leader

Army backs Isaac Zida as new Burkina Faso leader


Burkina Faso’s military has backed presidential guard officer Isaac Zida to head a transitional government after the country’s long-term leader was forced to quit amid unrest.

Zida’s announcement that he was taking over, followed by an army statement confirming his nomination, ends confusion over who would replace veteran President Blaise Compaoré in the short term. “The military’s chief of staff, General Nabéré Honoré Traoré, had initially claimed the job”:http://www.euronews.com/2014/10/31/ar…
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