Army chief seizes power in Burkina Faso after president resigns

Army chief seizes power in Burkina Faso after president resigns

Army chief seizes power in Burkina Faso after president resigns


Protesters calling for the resignation of Burkina Faso’s president got their way on Friday as Blaise Compaore stepped down after 27 years in power.

In a statement broadcast on national television, he called for elections within 90 days before leaving the capital Ouagadougou for the south.

Months of tension erupted into violence on Thursday after Compaore attempted to prolong his hold on one of West Africa’s poorest nations.

Bowing to pressure, he had earlier agreed to step down next year befo…
READ MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2014/10/31/army-chief-seizes-power-in-burkina-faso-after-president-resigns

What are the top stories today? Click to watch: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSyY1udCyYqBeDOz400FlseNGNqReKkFd

euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe
Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=euronews

euronews is available in 14 languages: https://www.youtube.com/user/euronewsnetwork/channels

In English:
Website: http://www.euronews.com/news
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/euronews
Twitter: http://twitter.com/euronews
Google+: http://google.com/+euronews
VKontakte: http://vk.com/en.euronews

Author

Author

One Response

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *